It’s surprising how much a club’s fortunes can change in just a few months, with the right manager in place and with confidence flowing throughout the squad.

Everton have seen a dramatic turn around since the tail end of 2019, when Carlo Ancelotti succeeded Marco Silva as Blues boss, with the club having shifted from relegation candidacy to being in contention for European qualification.

Much of that success will rightly be attributed to the impact that the Italian coach has had since he arrived at Finch Farm, but praise must also go to the individual performers who have stood up and made themselves count.

However only one of those players can truly be credited with having had the most impact this season when the campaign eventually draws to a close, with several players having played themselves into contention for the club’s annual Player of the Year award.

We’ve taken a look at five potential candidates who could claim the gong at The Dixies in May.