Wednesday 23 May 2018

Eden Hazard reveals who he voted for in the PFA Player of the Year poll

Kevin de Bruyne, Mo Salah and Harry Kane have been the shining stars of the Premier League this season
Kevin de Bruyne, Mo Salah and Harry Kane have been the shining stars of the Premier League this season
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Chelsea's Eden Hazard was named as PFA Player of the year back in 2015 and now he has revealed who he believes should claim the award this year.

Hazard's Chelsea team-mate N'Golo Kante won the prestigious award last year and now he is backing one of his Belgian team-mates to pick up the prize for this season.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah is a leading contender for the prize after his sparkling first season at Anfield, but Hazard believes Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne would be a worthy winner of the prize this time.

"I think there are three (candidates) - Kevin De Bruyne, Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane," Hazard told Sky Sports.

"I voted for Kevin De Bruyne . He is the best. I could have also voted for Salah because I played with him and he's my friend but Salah is more a striker than a player.

"Kevin has got everything. He defends, crosses the ball, assists and scores goals in big games. For me, he is the best this season. He's fantastic.

"He's clever on and off the pitch. He's in full confidence as he's playing in the best team in the Premier League this year.

"When he's on the pitch with good players, he's one of the best in the world. Every time he has the ball at his feet he can do something magic.

"He doesn't score a lot of goals but he can create something with just one movement or pass. It's simple, he's a special player."

De Bruyne is the bookies favourite to collect the top prize at the PFA awarda, with votes beings submitted by professional players in England's four leagues this month.

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