Although Everton fans may have hoped for a top-four challenge this season, 2016/17 will most likely go down as a success, even though the Champions League has never truly been a realistic aim.
As the best of the rest, the Toffees sit comfortably in seventh place, with seven points separating them from West Brom in eighth, who themselves are marooned as the only side in the division with points in the 40s (44).
Barring some late drama, then, Everton will finish seventh, which could well grant them access to the Europa League, and all things considered, that’s not a bad outcome – especially as the six above have been relentless in their pace-setting this term.
So, who has been the pick of the bunch at Goodison Park? Romelu Lukaku sits atop the league’s scoring chart with 21 strikes to his name, making him the standout candidate, but summer addition Idrissa Gueye has been excellent and Ross Barkley has shown flashes of brilliance. We have gathered who we believe to be the TEN best from Koeman’s squad below – all you have to do is vote for your Player of the Season…