Chelsea’s Eden Hazard crowned PFA Player of the Year

first_img1 Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard was named the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year on Sunday.The 24-year-old won the vote of his peers after a stunning season in which he has netted 18 goals across all competitions to help Chelsea claim Capital One Cup glory and put them on the brink of a first Premier League title since 2010.“I’m very happy,” said the Belgian, after picking up his prize at the Grosvenor Hotel in London.“One day I want to be the best and what I did this season is play very well, Chelsea played very well.“I don’t know if I deserve to win but it is good for me. It is good, it is better to be voted by the players – they know everything about football. This is good. I’m very happy.”Hazard was also named in the PFA Premier League team of the year – for the third time in his three seasons in England.He was one of six Blues players in the XI, along with captain John Terry, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic, Nemanja Matic and Diego CostaTottenham’s Harry Kane was the only English attacking player in the team of the season and also took home the 2014/15 Young Player of the Year award.The 21-year-old has enjoyed a remarkable rise to stardom, scoring 30 goals for Spurs in all competitions this term despite not being given a regular starting slot until November.He helped Mauricio Pochettino’s men to the Capital One Cup final, and also scored 79 seconds into his senior England debut as a substitute in the 4-0 European Championship qualifying victory over Lithuania at Wembley last month.Here are the winners from Sunday night’s Professional Footballers’ Association awards event:PFA Player of the Year: Eden Hazard, Chelsea (2nd Harry Kane, Tottenham, 3rd, David De Gea, Manchester United)PFA Young Player of the Year: Harry Kane, Tottenham (2nd Eden Hazard, Chelsea, 3rd Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool)PFA Merit award: Steven Gerrard, Liverpool and Frank Lampard, Manchester CityPFA Women’s Player of the Year: Ji So-yun, Chelsea LadiesPFA Women’s Young Player of the Year: Leah Williamson, Arsenal Ladies Eden Hazard in action for Chelsea last_img

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