Chelsea FC’s official end of season awards came as no surprise after Juan Mata went home with most plaudits. Mata was named as the 2013 Chelsea FC Player of the Year after an impressive season in which he scored 19 goals and made 35 assists in all competitions. He has been one of the consistent players since arriving from Valencia for £24 million.
This season he has made 63 appearances in all competitions, yet he has been able to keep his performance levels to a very high standard. He is undoubtedly worthy of the award.
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]”I feel so happy. It’s my second season here and winning the trophy two years in a row is amazing for me. Every final, like last season in the Champions League, we felt all the people from Chelsea with us” – Juan Mata[/quote]
Mata also managed to pick up the Players’ Player of the Year award, which shows how well he is regarded by his teammates.
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]”He’s a magician, he has a great first touch and fantastic vision.” – Terry on Mata[/quote]
Frank Lampard, meanwhile, was given a special recognition award for his outstanding service to the club for more than a decade. Lampard recently scored his 203rd goal for Chelsea, thus surpassing striker Bobby Tambling. This award, incidentally, was presented by Tambling himself.
Nathan Ake, who impressed a lot against Rubin Kazan in the Europa league quarter-finals, received the young player of the year award. John obi Mikel is the last player to receive this award who has made a name for himself in a first-team. I hope that Ake follows the Nigerian.
Meanwhile, Oscar’s stunning goal against Juventus helped him win the goal of the season award. There were several worthy contenders – like the David Luiz goal against Fulham recently, but Oscar’s stunning finish is worthy of winning any award.
Oscar’s goal vs Juventus:
Player of the Year: Juan Mata
Player’s Player of the Year: Juan Mata
Young Player of the Year: Nathan Ake
Special Recognition Award: Frank Lampard
Goal of the Season: Oscar vs Juventus in the Champions League