Thursday 21 November 2019

Eden Hazard voted Player of the Year at the London Football Awards

Chelsea's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game
Chelsea's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game

Tom Dutton

It has been less than a week since Eden Hazard lifted his first domestic trophy since arriving at Chelsea and now the midfielder is celebrating more success.

Hazard, who was part of the side that beat Tottenham to win the League Cup at Wembley this week, was named Player of the Year at the London Football Awards on Thursday night.

The 24-year-old has scored 14 goals in 40 starts for Jose Mourinho's side this term and helped Chelsea maintain their five-point title advantage with a headed winner against West Ham at Upton Park on Wednesday.

The former Lille man has matured since arriving at Stamford Bridge and last season was named both the PFA Young Player of the Year and Chelsea’s Player of the Year by the club's supporters. He finished the 2013/14 campaign as the Blues' leading scorer, driving their title challenge in the absence of a prolific striker.

Speaking after the Belgium international signed a new five-and-a-half-year deal at Stamford Bridge last month, Mourinho backed Hazard to become the world's best player.

The midfielder recently passed 150 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea.

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