Aston Villa’s John Terry and Albert Adomah have both been recognised in the EFL’s end of season awards, despite the fact that there is still some way of the season to go yet before the curtain drops on the 17/18 football season.
The pair of players have a place each in the EFL Championship Team of the Season alongside John Ruddy, Ruben Neves, Ryan Sessegnon, Matej Vydra and Tom Cairney, among others.
All awards were picked by the current crop of managers across the English football league, with all 72 casting their votes for all awards. Nominees who didn’t make the top three were sorted into the ‘Team of the Season’, which is why there is crossover.
It seems rather odd that not a single Cardiff City player has been selected for inclusion, but that is perhaps testament to their performance as a collective. Despite that, their manager, Neil Warnock, was voted in as the manager of the Team of the Season. Which might be some small condolence.
On the Villa side of things, it is rather odd that James Chester has missed out, and would hint at a form of bias in the voting to the much more reputable John Terry. Chester has been a cut above this season, and it’s a damn shame it hasn’t been recognised.
The full array of awards, across the EFL, can be viewed here.