Senegal’s Idrissa Gueye named Everton Players’ Player of the Season

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The combative midfielder was a regular fixture in Marco Silva’s squad in the 2018-19 season with dominant displays in the middle of the park

Senegal international Idrissa Gueye has been honoured with Everton Players’ Player of the Season award alongside left-back Lucas Digne.

The 29-year-old was one of the outstanding players for the Toffees and his defensive contributions were key to the club's eighth-place finish in the English top-flight this season.

Gueye completed the most tackles in Marco Silva’s team and was ranked as the second-best tackler in the Premier League with 143 successful tackles behind Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi [144].

The recognition at the club’s end of the season event capped an impressive 2018-19 campaign for Gueye and Digne, who played together for French Ligue 1 outfit Lille before the Senegalese midfielder left for Aston Villa in 2016.

Next month, Gueye will hope to replicate his fine form for Senegal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The Teranga Lions have been placed in Group C against Algeria, Kenya and Tanzania.