Chelsea superstar and creator extraordinaire, Eden Hazard has clinched another individual award.
After sweeping the Chelsea Awards on Friday night — Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year, Goal of the Year — he collected the award of the best Playmaker for the 2018-19 Premier league season this weekend. Earlier, he was also nominated for PFA Player of the Year as well as Premier League Player of the Season, and was also snubbed for PFA Team of the Year honors despite leading the league in combined goals and assists.
This caps off a wonderful Premier League season for Hazard as far as individual stats are concerned, finishing with 16 goals and 15 assists, making it his best individual season in England. These stats look even better considering the poor finishing of the team throughout the season.
Hazard has always placed the team’s success over individual targets. The modesty with which Eden credits his success to his teammates is one of the reasons why he is loved by one and all.
“I just prefer to win the game. When I see the ball in the net I am just happy for the other player who has scored but I think the assist for Ruben Loftus-Cheek against Fulham is maybe one of the best.
“I try to play my best football every season and I think this year I was a bit lucky to make so many assists because when you make assists you need the other players to score goals and for myself I think it is a good season but it could be better for the club. At the end we did our job of finishing in the top four and we are in the Champions League for next season, but it could be better.”
- Eden Hazard; source: Chelsea FC
Chelsea fans were in full volume throughout the game, chanting for Hazard to stay while holding up “Stay Eden” banners. Hazard made sure he would return back the love from the crowd by going towards the away end to clap off the fans.
Is this the end of Eden’s Chelsea journey? We have at least one more game to enjoy together.