Roberto Di Matteo signed Chester from West Bromwich Albion in his only transfer window as Villa manager, with the centre-back surprisingly named as captain.
Chester has since thrived under new boss Steve Bruce, too, as one of the few bright lights of a generally poor season for the West Midlands giants.
As reported by Villa’s official website, Jedinak said: “I’m going to go with James Chester as my Player of the Season. He’s been consistent throughout and led by example.
“He’s had to play with a few different players at the back and always managed to produce good partnerships with players and people around him.
“For me, it’s about consistency. If you’re consistent then you’ve had a good season and he’s certainly been that. I think he’s just what this team needs.”
What were the key numbers behind Chester’s Championship campaign?
865 – Squawka’s Performance Score agrees with Jedinak, as a figure of 865 was good enough for Chester to lead the Villa ranks.
45 – The Wales international also completed each of the 45 games he played, missing just one fixture while every teammate was absent a minimum of eight times.
1 – He made only one defensive error, which didn’t lead to a goal.