Chelsea’s midfielder Eden Hazard has been named Professional Footballers Association Player of the Year (PFA). Which is no surprise with the regular outstanding performance he has made this season. The 23 year old has scored 13 goals and made eight assists for his club in the Premier League.
He received the award at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on Sunday, saying “I’m very happy. One day I want to be the best and what I did this season is play very well, Chelsea played very well, I don’t know if I deserve to win but it is good for me. It is better to be voted by the players – they know everything about football.
Personally I have played a good season, I have been there in the big games and I scored a lot of important goals, this is why I’m better.”
Chelsea midfielder Ji So-Yun took the Women’s Player of the Year award. Chelsea coach Emma Hayes said of Ji “She is one of the best midfielders in the world and our fans will love her.”
Team of the Year:
Six of Chelsea’s squad have been chosen for the Premier League team of the year.
Defenders included in the squad: Bertrand (Southampton), Cahill (Chelsea), Terry (Chelsea), Ivanovic (Chelsea).
Midfielders included in the squad: Nemanja Matic (Chelsea), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Coutinho (Liverpool), Sanchez (Arsenal)
Strikers included in the squad: Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Costa (Chelsea)
Young Players of the Year:
Harry Kane, 21, who plays for Tottenham Hotspur managed to receive the PFA Young Player of the Year award despite only beginning to feature regularly for the White Hart Lane club in November. He has bagged 30 goals in all competitions for Mauricio Pochettino’s side this season.
Leah Wiliamson, 18, Arsenal won the PFA Young Player of the Year award, On January 8, 2015, she also won the England Women’s Youth Player of the Year award. Before the start of the 2015 FA Women’s Super League, on 31 March 2015, Leah Williamson signed her first professional contract with Arsenal Ladies.