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Hazard beats Van Dijk, Sterling to PFA fans’ award

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Chelsea’s Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard reacts during the UEFA Europa League semi-final first leg football match Eintracht Frankfurt v Chelsea in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany on May 2, 2019. (Photo by Uwe Anspach / dpa / AFP) / Germany OUT

Chelsea’s forward Eden Hazard Monday won the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year award for the Premier League 2018/19 season.

Hazard beat five other nominees from Manchester City and Liverpool to claim the prize, including Virgil van Dijk, the winner of the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award.

Other nominees were Sadio Mane, Bernardo Silva, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling. Sterling was named the Football Writers’ Association (FWA) Footballer of the Year.

The PFA Fans’ Player of the Year award is determined by a public vote, which concluded on Monday.

Hazard scored 16 goals and made 15 assists in the season.

He is the first Chelsea player to win the award since Frank Lampard back in 2005.

Hazard might be playing his last game for the Premier League club on Wednesday when they face Arsenal in Europa League final in Baku.

The Belgium international is heavily linked to Real Madrid with speculations that he might announce his departure after the Europa final.


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