A few weeks ago I saw many writers beginning to post their end-of-season awards for the clubs they cover on the site. I was going to do the same until I realized something: Chelsea’s season was far from over!
With the historic Champions League win over the weekend and the confetti from the parade down Kings Road all cleaned up, the 2011-12 Chelsea FC season has finally come to an end. In what was perhaps the most successful campaign in the club’s history, there was plenty of drama and excitement along the way before than big blue bus reached Eel Brook Common.
But in the end none of that mattered, as for the first time, Chelsea are champions of Europe.
This is the first article I will write in a series of retrospectives over the next week or two focusing on the past 10 months following the club. This piece is a lighthearted look at some of the very best performers for the club this season. As much as this is a team game, it would not be right to overlook the individual accomplishments by the many players who make up that team.
Here are the my individual awards for the 2011-12 Chelsea season.