Robbie Savage explains his decision to pick Chelsea star ahead of Tottenham youngster

Former Derby County midfielder Robbie Savage picks Chelsea winger Eden Hazard ahead of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane as his Player of the Season.

Former Derby County midfielder Robbie Savage has explained in The Mirror why he chose Eden Hazard as his Player of the Season instead of Harry Kane.

Chelsea winger Hazard and Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane were two of the best players in the Premier League in the recently concluded 2014-15 season.

While the Belgium international played a key role in the Blues winning the league title, the 21-year-old forward was integral in Spurs finishing fifth in the table.

“In the end, I agreed with both the PFA and the Football Writers Association,” Savage wrote in The Mirror.

“At Easter, I was tempted to go for Harry Kane, simply because his rise from nowhere was the story of the season – but the best player, and the most consistent, was Hazard.”

Hazard scored 14 goals and created 100 chances in 38 Premier League appearances for Chelsea.

The former Lille star had a pass accuracy of 87% and a shot accuracy of 59%, and he won 15 headers, 180 dribbles and 25 tackles.

England international striker Kane scored 21 goals and created 27 chances in 34 Premier League appearances for North London outfit Tottenham.

The youngster had a pass accuracy of 75% and a shot accuracy of 58%, and he won 49 headers, 50 dribbles and 30 tackles.

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