European football is done and dusted. Arsenal and Chelsea won their Europa League matches 4-2 and 1-0 respectively on Thursday night. The focus now shifts to the Premier League. Manchester United is back to winning ways but a confident Wolves side will challenge them at Old Trafford on Saturday. Manchester City and Tottenham will be away against Cardiff and Brighton respectively. Liverpool will try to win their sixth League game at Anfield against Southampton. On Sunday, Arsenal and Chelsea will entertain Everton and West Ham respectively. Today, we want to see which club leads by PFA awards in history.
5. Chelsea/Aston Villa- 3 PFA Awards
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Chelsea lifted the PFA Player of the year award in 2016/17 season. The winner was French box-to-box midfielder N’Golo Kanté. It was a remarkable season for him because he signed for the Blues after helping Leicester City lift the title in 2015/16 season.
Other winners from Stamford Bridge include Eden Hazard who won it in 2014/15 season and former skipper John Terry who lifted in 2004/05 season. Aston Villa also has three winners who include; Paul McGrath 1992/93, David Platt 1989/90, and Andy Gray who was the first player to lift both senior and junior awards in 1976/77 season.
4. Tottenham Hotspur- 5 PFA Awards
Tottenham Hotspurs most recent winner is no doubt, Gareth Bale. The Welshman won PFA Player of the year as well as Young Player of the year in 2012/2013 season. It was his second award because he had lifted it in 2010/11 season too. Others include David Ginola 1998/99, Clive Allen 1986/87, and Goalkeeper Pat Jennings who lifted the award in 1975/76 season.
3. Arsenal- 5 PFA Awards
#OTD 2004 ⚽️ Thierry Henry is voted PFA Players' Player of the Year for the second year running.
Titi,also picks up the PWA 'Footballer of the Year award,making it a personal double. pic.twitter.com/dXLHodATqG
— Bernie Briffa (@goonerbeau) May 10, 2018
Thierry Henry was the first player to lift two PFA awards in two consecutive years. The former Arsenal forward lifted the award in 2002/03 and 2003/04 seasons. Other winners in Gunners history include; Robin Van Persie in 2011/12, Dennis Bergkamp 1997/98, and Liam Brady in 1978/79.