Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has scooped the Players’ Player of the Season prize for the 2016/17 campaign.
The Belgian has been in scintillating form throughout this term, firing 25 goals in all competitions for the Blues.
Lukaku is also currently in pole position to land the Premier League’s Golden Boot, with 24 league strikes - three more than closest rival, Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane - in the league with two games remaining.
After being presented with his award by captain Phil Jagielka, Lukaku told evertontv: “I’m surprised to win. Since I turned professional, this is the first time I’ve won this award.
“For me, personally, I thought Gana was going to win because he has been the best player consistently. I told him earlier that he was going to win!
“He and the other midfielders this year gave more licence to the likes of me, Ross Barkley, Kevin Mirallas and Yannick Bolasie to create and score. As a team we are back on track and the future looks bright.
“I’m very happy and I want to thank the manager as well for pushing me because I know I am not an easy guy! We have an open relationship and he took me to the next level. I want to thank the fans as well.”
The 2016/17 Players’ Player of the Season award was sponsored by Hayward Transport.