Barton: If you voted Chelsea ace Player of the Year you'd feel stupid

Eden Hazard Dribbling

Liverpool ace Luis Suarez tipped for the award instead.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez scored his 29th league goal of the season against Spurs - emphasising why he is the lead candidate for Player of the Year awards.

Considered to be his closest peer is Chelsea's Eden Hazard, but is he going off the boil at precisely the wrong time?

Well players cast their votes for the PFA awards last week, and QPR midfielder Joey Barton claimed yesterday that anybody who voted for Hazard over Suarez would now be feeling 'pretty stupid'.

The outspoken midfielder is never afraid of ruffling a few feathers, and he is referring to Eden Hazard's ineffective performance for Chelsea in their loss to Crystal Palace at the weekend 

The 23-year-old has an impressive 14 goals and seven assists this campaign, but there is still a feeling he is approaching his peak, while Suarez is at his.

The Uruguayan is making a case for himself game-after-game to win the awards, and while Eden Hazard would perhaps in another season be deserving of the honours, Suarez is considered to be at another level right now, and Barton earlier in the week described his pick as a 'no-brainer.'

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