Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has claimed the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year award to crown what has been an outstanding season for the 24-year-old and the decision has been well received on social media.
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Chelsea star Eden Hazard claims FWA Footballer of the Year award
The Blues star won the award with 53 per cent of the vote from over 300 journalists (via the FWA official website), as he comfortably fended off competition from Tottenham striker Harry Kane, while his Chelsea team-mate and captain John Terry finished third.
— The FWA (@theofficialfwa) May 12, 2015
Hazard has scored 20 goals in all competitions this season with 16 of the coming in the Premier League as he played a vital role in ending the club’s five-year wait for a league title and also scored a crucial goal in the Capital One Cup semi-final against Liverpool en route to lifting that trophy.
It’s the second Player of the Year award that the Belgian has picked up this season after his PFA success and his double of individual awards has been celebrated on Twitter:
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 12, 2015
— Garry Hayes (@garryhayes) May 12, 2015
Eden Hazard named FWA’s Footballer of the Year. Harry Kane was second, John Terry third. Feel that’s about right – I voted for Hazard.
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) May 12, 2015
Since his debut in 2009 Eden Hazard has won 09 – L1 YPOTY 10 – L1 YPOTY 11 – L1 POTY 12 – L1 POTY 14 – PFA YPOTY 15 – PFA POTY 15 – FWA POTY
— CFCkarma. (@CtrlAltCFC) May 12, 2015
Eden Hazard: Capital One Cup ? Premier League ? PFA Player of the Year ? FWA Footballer of the Year ? pic.twitter.com/K1G1JxtjMM
— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) May 12, 2015
FWA chairman Andy Dunn: “The list of truly world-class players on the roll of honour is a long one and Eden Hazard is a worthy addition.”
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) May 12, 2015