Fellaini hails Everton team-mates' contribution after Player of the Month award

After netting four goals in the Toffees' five Premier League games during November, the Belgium international has credited his fellow squad members for his own success

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has hailed the contribution of his team-mates after being named the Premier League's Player of the Month for November.

The Belgium international scored four goals in his side's five league games over the course of the month, as the Toffees beat Sunderland and earned draws against Arsenal and Fulham.

After a strong start to the season, Everton have drawn seven of their previous 10 league fixtures but Sunday’s last-gasp 2-1 victory over Tottenham saw the club retain their fourth-spot placing and leading the charge for the final Champions League spot.

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Fellaini told the club's official website: "I’m happy but if I didn’t have my teammates I wouldn’t be player of the month.

"For me, the most important thing is victory with the team. I hope the club continues like this.

"I have played here for five years now and it is the first time we are in the top four. I hope the team stays there.

"If you lose two games you can drop down the table. If we win this week and at West Ham we will stay in the top four.

"My team-mates are also in good form. We have won some games and drawn against some of the big teams. It’s been good for the team."

Everton travel to the Britannia Stadium and Upton Park over the festive period and Fellaini hopeful of an improvement after claiming just one point from their last three visits to Stoke.

He added: "It’s a difficult game because it is physical. It’s hard to play away against Stoke and I hope the team can win there. It’s difficult but we have a chance."