And The PFA Player’s Player of the Year is – Eden Hazard

It’s been coming for some time now. Eden Hazard finished last season as the PFA Player’s Young Player of the Year. This season, he decided to go better and claim the top award for himself. Hazard has 13 goals and 8 assists to his name so far this season, and it is not over yet. One more Blues’ Player was amongst the shortlisted six while a Chelsea Legend got his farewell with an award as well.

On a night when Blues Legend ‘Super’ Frank Lampard was awarded a special merit award by the PFA for his achievements in the Premier League, Hazard stole the limelight from his ex-teammate.

Eden Hazard Beat off competition from the likes of Spurs’ Harry Kane, Red’s Coutinho, United’s David De Gea and his own teammate Diego Costa. Costa Himself has had a wonderful first season in English Premier League just Alexis Sanchez did. However, what separated the winner from the also-rans was Consistency on the pitch.

Half the world knew who was going to win the award and it was more of just a formal announcement. Nonetheless, the man brought an individual trophy to Stamford Bridge and is determined to bring the League title likewise.

Eden Hazard looked humble as always, thanking everyone who voted for him. He also took time to give due credit to his teammates and manager Jose Mourinho. The Boss has himself been heaping praise on the little Belgian week after week, marking him as one of the best three in the world.

Here are some of Hazard’s key stats for the season so far:

Goals Scored 13
Assists 8
Left Footed Goals 5
Right Footed Goals 6
Headed Goals 2
Key Passes 79
Passes Completed 87%
Chances created 87

That in itself deserves the award and the way he stepped up every time the team needed a moment of inspiration only over-qualifies him for the award. The least one could say is that he has been integral to where the Blues’ find themselves at the moment.

And yes, I forgot to mention that Alexis Sanchez and David De Gea still can’t figure out what they did wrong that led them to losing it to our Belgian star.

Since moving from France, the Belgian has been nothing short of phenomenal. Having featured in all the Premier League Teams of the Year since his move, Hazard is now sounding alarm bells all around Europe, next season, Ballon D’Or nomination maybe?

Here’s a little something that only Hazard is capable of saying, especially with the world already at his feet:

“I don’t want to say ‘amazing’ because it is not finished yet — maybe amazing!”

“I started the season not to be the PFA Player of the Year but it was in my head — I want to be the best and I hope one day I can win a lot of trophies.

“I just want to say thank you to the players who voted for me — it is always good to have an individual trophy but the most important thing is to win the league.”

Source: The PFA, ESPNFC

Here’s wishing for a gazillion such awards and loads of trophies for the Blues. KTBFFH

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