Eden Hazard did not have a lot to contribute to Chelsea’s season, but he did crown a champion today: Leicester City.
Harry Kane, the Premier League’s leading scorer, gave the Spurs an early lead – weaving his way through the defence and around goalkeeper Asmir Begovic to take the 1-0 lead.
Spurs midfielder Son would double the lead just before halftime with a strike of his own to take a 2-0 lead.
Gary Cahill added a goal in the second half to begin the nailbiting on the Tottenham sideline, but it would not have been enough… without Eden Hazard
The former PFA Player of the Year, who last month ceded the title to Leicester City attacking midfielder Riyad Mahrez, curled the ball into the top right corner – out of the reach of any goalkeeper, let alone Spurs stopper Hugo Lloris, to tie the game at the 83′ mark with what may go down as the greatest goal in Leicester City history that didn’t even involve a Leicester City player.
And with that 2-2 draw, Leicester City clinched the title.
Ironically, Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri managed the Blues over a decade ago, but never won the Premier League title with the club.
But he won a title at Stamford Bridge today.
What a year.