Chelsea is one of the biggest and most supported English football clubs in the world today, that competes in the English premier league, the top flight of the English football league system. The club usually presents official gifts to players who performed the best during the course of the season, and the player of the year award is one of these awards.
The Chelsea player of the year award was first awarded in the year 1967, and several football players who have played for this great club have succeeded in winning the title. Though some of these players have retired, they’ll always be remembered for winning the Chelsea player of the year award.
However, we are going to be looking at Chelsea player of the year award winners since its inception. So, kindly stay tuned till the end to find out for yourselves.
1. Peter Bonetti succeeded in winning the award in the year 1967.
2. Charlie Cooke was also lucky to become the winner of the award in 1968 and also in 1975.
3. David Webb also won the title in the year 1969 and also in the year 1972.
4. John Hollins also won the title in the year 1970 and also in the year 1971.
5. Peter Osgood also won the title in the year 1973.
6. Gary Locke also won the title in the year 1974.
7. Ray Wilkins also won the title in the year 1976 and the year 1977.
8. M. Droy also won the title in the year 1978.
9. Tommy Langley also won the title in the year 1979.
10. Clive Walker also won the title in the year 1980.
11. Peter Borota also won the title in the year 1981.
12. Mike Fillery also won the title in the year 1982.
13. J. Jones also won the title in the year 1983.
14. Pat Nevin also won the title in the year 1984 and also in the year 1987.
15. David Speedie also won the title in the year 1985.
16. Eddie also won the title in the year 1986.
17. Tony Dorigo also won the title in the year 1988.
18. Graham Roberts also won the title in the year 1989.
19. Ken Monkou also won the title in the year 1990.
20. Andy Townsend also won the title in the year 1991.
21. Paul Elliott also won the title in the year 1992.
22. Frank Sinclair also won the title in the year 1993.
23. Steve Clarke also won the title in the year 1994.
24. E. Johnsen also won the title in the year 1995.
25. R. Gullit also won the title in the year 1996.
26. Mark Hughes also won the title in the year 1997.
27. Dennis Wise also won the title in the year 1998 and also in the year 2000.
28. G. Zola also won the title in the year 1999 and also in the year 2003.
29. John Terry also won the title in the year 2001 and also in the year 2006.
30. C. Cudicini also won the title in the year 2002.
31. Frank Lampard also won the title in the year 2004 and also in the year 2005.
32. Michael Essien also won the title in the year 2007.
33. Joe Cole also won the title in the year 2008.
34. Frank Lampard again won the title in the year 2009.
35. Drogba also won the title in the year 2010.
36. Cech also won the title in the year 2011.
37. Juan Mata also won the title in the year 2012 and also in the year 2013.
38. Eden Hazard also won the title in the year 2014 and also in the year 2015.
39. Willian also won the title in the year 2016.
40. Eden Hazard again won the title in the year 2017 and also in the year 2019.
41. Kante also won the title in the year 2018.
42. Kovacic also won the title in the year 2020.
43. Mason Mount was lucky to win the award in the year 2021 and also in the year 2022.
So friends, Which Chelsea player do you think will win the Chelsea player of the year award in 2023? Let us know in the comments below.
Confirmed Chelsea line up vs Newcastle: Lesley Ugochukwu replaces Moises Caicedo as Palmer start with Gallagher in Midfield #NEWCHE
Mauricio Pochettino makes two changes to his Chelsea team for today’s game at Newcastle.
Benoit Badiashile comes in for his compatriot Axel Disasi in the heart of defence, while Lesley Ugochukwu replaces Moises Caicedo.
Otherwise, it is the same starting XI that began the 4-4 draw against Manchester City prior to the international break
That means Reece James, Thiago Silva and Marc Cucurella join Badiashile at the back, ahead of Robert Sanchez. Enzo Fernandezand Conor Gallagher continue in midfield, with Raheem Sterling and Cole Palmer supplying the width in attack, either side of Nicolas Jackson.
Caicedo and Levi Colwill, who was injured during the recent break, are among those named on the bench.
Alexander Isak returns for Newcastle after injury, but there is no Sean Longstaff.
Chelsea: Sanchez; James (c), Thiago Silva, Badiashile, Cucurella, Enzo, Ugochukwu, Gallagher, Palmer, Jackson, Sterling
Subs: Petrovic, Colwill, Disasi, Maatsen, Caicedo, Matos, Madueke, Mudryk, Broja
Newcastle: Pope, Livramento, Lascelles (c), Schar, Trippier, Guimaraes, Miley, Almiron, Joelinton, Isak, Gordon
Subs: Dubravka, Gillespie, Karius, Dummett, Ritchie, Diallo, Murphy, Ndiweni, Parkinson
Referee Simon Hooper
How Palmer and Reece James Have Complemented Each Other in Chelsea’s Lineup This Season
Reece James just returned to action for Chelsea this season after recovering from an injury that kept him on the sidelines for weeks but the synergy between the Chelsea Skipper and Cole Palmer has emerged as a pivotal factor in Chelsea’s recent impressive performance.
Their relationship on the pitch showcases a dynamic partnership that has been significantly impacting the team’s overall performance.
One key element of this collaboration is the strategic placement of Cole Palmer in the middle, operating behind the striker.
This positioning capitalizes on Palmer’s unique skill set, acknowledging that he may not possess the blistering pace or sheer physicality to excel in isolated one-on-one situations with defenders.
Instead, Palmer’s strength lies in his ability to receive the ball on the half-turn, exhibiting clever passes that ignite the team’s attacking prowess.
Palmer’s fluid style, characterized by his adept use of pockets and floating movements, creates a symbiotic relationship with Reece James.
James, a versatile right-back, benefits from Palmer’s strategic play by having the freedom to occupy the wing.
This tactical understanding not only maximizes Palmer’s strengths but also amplifies James’s impact on the game.
What becomes evident in this partnership is Palmer essentially playing as a number 10, operating in a role that aligns with his capabilities and enhances the team’s attacking dynamics.
By strategically placing Palmer in a central position, Chelsea leverages his playmaking abilities, allowing him to orchestrate the flow of the game and provide crucial link-up play between the midfield and the strikers.
The tactical harmony between Palmer and James is not just about individual brilliance but also about how their styles complement each other seamlessly.
Palmer’s intelligent movements and distribution empower James to venture forward with confidence, creating a fluid and dynamic attacking unit for Chelsea
Chelsea eye double £156m transfer swoop as Todd Boehly faces Saudi Arabia questioning
Catch all the biggest Chelsea headlines, including updates on Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Todd Boehly’s questionable transfers and Benoit Badiashile
Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia
Chelsea are interested in Napoli duo Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia
Here is your morning Chelsea digest on Friday, November 24.
Chelsea have reportedly joined the race to sign Napoli superstar Khvicha Kvaratskhelia amid ongoing uncertainty over his long-term future with the Italian champions.
According to ESPN, Chelsea have joined the likes of Manchester City, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Newcastle United in holding an interest in Kvaratskhelia. Sources have told the outlet that Napoli value their star player in excess of €100million (£87million) and are hoping to fend off interest with a new and improved contract.
However, as the November international break has proven, Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations aren’t to be messed with and the Blues must get their finances in order to avoid any additional punishment. Todd Boehly has spent over £1billion on new signings since completing his takeover in 2022 and currently has a net spend of over £692million.
Kvaratskhelia isn’t the only Napoli player on Chelsea’s radar, with Victor Osimhen also on Pochettino’s list. However, the pair are worth a combined €180m (£156m) by CIES Football Observatory.
Saudi Arabia transfers questioned
Former Premier League defender Gary Neville has questioned Chelsea’s transfer dealings with Saudi Arabian clubs last summer amid the ongoing threat of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.
Ahead of the 2023/24 season, three players left Stamford Bridge to join the Saudi Pro League. N’Golo Kante’s seven-year stay in west London came to an end with a move to Al-Ittihad while Kalidou Koulibaly and Edouard Mendy joined Al-Hilal and Al-Ahli respectively.
Speaking on the Stick to Football podcast, brought to you by Sky Bet, he said: “I have no problem with Saudi Arabia setting up their league and spending as much money as they wish, but I did call for some sort of investigation into the deals Chelsea were doing when they were dumping players onto Saudi Arabian teams at the start of the season.
“It felt as though, to me, it needed a little bit of a look at – you can smell that something is not right.”
Badiashile going nowhere
Chelsea supporters have nothing to worry about in regards to Benoit Badiashile amid reported interest from AC Milan and AS Roma, football.london understands.
According to Calciomercato, the two Italian clubs are keen on signing the central defender ahead of the January transfer window. Milan are without Pierre Kalulu and Marco Pellegrino due to injuries and are doing their best to replace them in the winter.
The report says that the Italian duo want to sign Badiashile on loan, but the defender will be staying at Stamford Bridge for the foreseeable future, football.london understands. Badiashile’s focus is on Chelsea and getting back into the first-team and he has no intention to move elsewhere at this moment in time.
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