More celebrations incoming, this time in the form of individual awards.
Oscar collected the Goal of the Season award for the second time in three years earlier tonight. Joining him in the circle of recognition were Kurt Zouma, Dominic Solanke, and Eden Hazard. And the rest of the team, pretty much.
Zouma was named Young Player of the Year, joining recent winners Lewis Baker, Nathan Ake, and Lucas Piazon. Fortunately for Zouma, he's already ahead of those three in terms of first-team involvement. With any luck, his £10-12m transfer from Saint-Etienne will truly turn into a deal and a steal in the near future.
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Winners on the night also included Dominic Solanke (Academy Player of the Year) and Eni Aluoko (Women's Player of the Year). The Special Recognition Award, which in previous years had recognized the likes of Paulo Ferreira and Bobby Tambling and other legends, was given to Life President Lord Attenborough, who passed away earlier this year. He is dearly missed.
Michael accepted the award from Dennis Wise and Gianfranco Zola, and gave a very emotional, touching speech about just how much Chelsea meant to his father, and how important his father was to Chelsea even in the "modern" era.
Last but certainly not least, it was Eden Hazard time, who accepted the biggest award on the night from his manager Jose Mourinho. But not before Jose called the whole team up to the stage!
The 24-year-old has now made it back-to-back Player of the Season award wins; it's the least that he's deserved after such a tremendous season. And while we did sell the last person to win this award back-to-back rather unceremoniously, I don't think Hazard will be in any such danger anytime soon. Eden Hazard is ours and you can't have him!
Hazard also won the Players' Player of the Year, the award voted on by the rest of his teammates. Batter make it a double!
(And now they're off to Australia and Thailand for the post-season tour.)