Chelsea legend: Why Eden Hazard must win player of the year award

Tommy Langley believes that Eden Hazard is the standout candidate to win the PFA player of the year award

Tommy Langley believes that Eden Hazard is the standout candidate to win the PFA player of the year award following his stellar displays for Chelsea this term.

The Belgian international has been one of the driving forces behind Chelsea’s Premier League title challenge and scored from the penalty spot as the Blues moved seven points clear at the top of the table with victory over Stoke on Saturday.

Hazard has scored 12 goals and made seven assists in 30 Premier League games for Jose Mourinho’s men so far this term.

And although former Stamford Bridge favourite Langley has also been impressed by Harry Kane this season, the 57-year-old feels that Hazard has been performing on a higher level than anyone in the Premier League.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Langley said: “Hazard is almost unplayable, and if he doesn’t get player of the year I’ll be gobsmacked.

“Harry Kane has been tremendous for Spurs, but if you look at Hazard week-in, week-out you must look at him admire him like you do with Messi and Ronaldo. He’s up there with them.

“If he doesn’t get player of the year it will be wrong.”

Chelsea return to Premier League action when they take on Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Sunday afternoon as they look to take another step closer towards their first top-flight title since 2010.

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