Hazard nets PFA Premier League Young Player of the Year

The Chelsea playmaker, hoping to return from injury in Wednesday's Champions League semi final second leg, won a series of accolades at the PFA awards.

Injured Chelsea star Eden Hazard had a successful night at the PFA awards in London on Sunday evening, winning Young Player of the Year and coming second in the main Player of the Year award.

The Belgian also made the PFA Team of the Year alongside fellow Blues players Petr Cech and Gary Cahill after an outstanding second season in England.

In what must have been a close run thing, Hazard beat English duo Daniel Sturridge and Luke Shaw into second and third place in the Young Players trophy, with Raheem Sterling, Ross Barkley and Aaron Ramsey the other nominees.

Coming second to Suarez in the main award, he beat Manchester City's Yaya Toure into third place, with Sturridge, Steven Gerrard, and Adam Lallana also up for the prize.

Since joining from Lille in 2012, the forward has scored 30 goals in 108 appearances, 14 of which have come in this season's Premier League.

In February, Blues boss Jose Mourinho labelled him the best young player in the world after he scored a hat trick against Newcastle United.

After injuring his hamstring in the Champions League quarter final win over PSG, Hazard has missed four matches including Sunday's win over Liverpool. He is hoping to return for the semi final second leg with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.  


The London club, who secured a vital 2-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield earlier on in the day, sent out this congratulatory tweet to their star man.


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