Eden Hazard, already having been named PFA Player of the Year, has collected another award.
Today the English Football Writers Association tabbed Hazard as their clear Player of the Year to add more silverware to his trophy cabinet alongside the PFA POY award, plus Chelsea’s Premier League championship and League Cup title.
Hazard, 24 years old, has collected 19 goals for Chelsea this season in all competitions, including 14 in Premier League play. He’s also collected nine assists, good for a distant second on his team behind Cesc Fabregas’s league-leading 18.
The Belgian collected 53% of the vote, while Tottenham’s Harry Kane came in second and Hazard’s teammate John Terry finished third. There were also a healthy amount of votes cast for Premier League goalscoring leader Sergio Aguero and outstanding Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea. One person even cast a vote for Leicester City heartbeat Esteban Cambiasso.
FWA chairman Andy Dunn said that of the 270 members, 90% sent in a vote. Hazard’s win means the same player has won both the PFA and FWA Player of the Year award in the past four consecutive seasons.