Calum Chambers has won Fulham’s Player of the Season award for the 2018/19 season, with the Arsenal loanee impressing supporters despite their relegation to the Championship.
Fulham announced the winner of the award on Saturday after Chambers picked up 48.4% of the fan votes. That was more than three times as many as second place in the running, so it wasn’t exactly a close contest.
Fulham note he made the most interceptions, second most tackles and third most dribbles, aerials duels and passes in their squad in 2018/19.
Speaking after receiving the award, Chambers said: “I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone. I want to wish everyone at Fulham Football Club the very best for next season. It would be great to see you back in the Premier League soon.”
The Arsenal defender, who has been playing in midfield for the majority of the season, also posted on Twitter to say thank you to the supporters:
Wow! Absolute honour to be voted Player of the Season! I say this with the biggest smile on my face, thank you! Wish everyone at @FulhamFC the very best for next season. It would be great to see you in the Premier League soon! #COYW pic.twitter.com/uka4zsbebP
— Calum Chambers (@CalumChambers95) May 25, 2019
Chambers made 33 appearances for his loan club throughout the season, most of which playing as a defensive midfielder. Given Arsenal aren’t exactly lacking in that area of the pitch, it may be the best time to find a buyer for the 24-year-old, but it depends on whether Unai Emery still sees the Englishman as a centre-back option.
Chambers still has a contract until 2022, so there’s no reason to rush to any decisions about his future. Nonetheless, it’s good he’s had such a positive loan spell individually, even if things didn’t work out for his team.