Chelsea star Eden Hazard has been voted the Professional Footballers’ Association Bristol Street Motors Premier League Fans’ Player of the Year.
The Belgian international won with 34 per cent of the vote and he fended off competition from some stellar names to claim this award.
Manchester City’s Premier League title-winning trio of Bernardo Silva, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling were on the shortlist as were Liverpool pair Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane.
The vote was open to all with deadline being at 8am on Monday morning and Hazard becomes the first Blues player to win this award in 14 years following in the footsteps of club legend Frank Lampard.
Furthermore, this is the latest of individual awards for the 28-year-old this season.
He made history at the Chelsea end of season awards by being named Player of the Year as well as Players’ Player of the Year and won Goal of the Season award for his stunning goal against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup.
In doing so, Hazard became the first Blues player to collect all three awards in the same year, and the first to win the main award for a fourth time.
Many Chelsea fans will feel this is the least the attacking midfielder deserves after not being named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Season despite 16 goals and 15 assists – the highest goal contribution across the entire division.
Hazard can still claim another winner’s medal this season – this time as part of a team effort – when the west London outfit face Arsenal in the Europa League final in Baku, Azerbaijan on Wednesday night.