Arsenal striker: Why I voted for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard for PFA award
Danny Welbeck reveals that he voted for Eden Hazard as his pick for the PFA player of the year award
Danny Welbeck has revealed that he voted for Eden Hazard as his pick for the PFA player of the year award.
The Chelsea star won the prestigious prize on Sunday night after beating off competition from the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Harry Kane following a sparkling season for the Blues.
Hazard has been a driving force behind Chelsea’s Premier League title challenge, with the Belgian playmaker having scored 13 goals and made eight assists in the top flight this season.
And Welbeck was full of praise for the former Lille star after the playmaker won the PFA award at the weekend.
Welbeck told the Independent: “I voted for Eden Hazard. I just love watching the way he plays, the way he influences games. He’s always a dangerous player at any time of the game, anywhere on the pitch.
“He can make that difference and since he has come to the Premier League, he has got better every year. He keeps getting better and this season he’s been top class. I had to vote for him.”
The Arsenal striker also insisted that it was no surprise to see Arsenal forward Sanchez nominated for the award following his sparkling first season in the Premier League.
Sanchez, 26, has scored 14 goals and made eight assists in the Premier League this term.
Welbeck continued: “It was no surprise to see Alexis nominated. He has been one of the special players this season and he’s proved that time and again. I couldn’t vote for him though as a team-mate.”