Chelsea’s Eden Hazard named PFA Player of the Year

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has been named PFA Player of the Year, after lighting up the Premier League with some fantastic performances over the course of the campaign, that could well culminate in his side sealing the title in due course, reports BBC Sport.

The Belgian international, 24, has scored 13 goals and made eight assists for the Blues this season, and has been consistent over the entire length of 2014/15. He’s shone in the big games, and bagged crucial goals to push his side closer to the Premier League title. Last season, Hazard was named the PFA Young Player of the Year, so his progression has been very impressive.

His fellow professionals awarded him the vote, but it could hardly be argued given how he’s dominated the rest of the field. Hazard has made the most chances (88), most successful dribbles (155), and is the most fouled player (100). For Chelsea he’s often dug them out of a hole when they’ve not been at their best, and his overall performances in games have considerable improved.

The Belgian winger boasts great ball retention, and his decision-making has come on leaps and bounds. He revealed his delight in receiving the award, saying: “I’m very happy. One day I want to be the best and what I did this season is play very well. I don’t know if I deserve to win but it is good for me. It is better to be voted by the players – they know everything about football.”

“Personally I have played a good season, I have been there in the big games and I scored a lot of important goals, this is why I’m better this season.”

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