Jamie Carragher: This Chelsea star is my player of the year, not N’Golo Kante

Jamie Carragher explains why he has picked Eden Hazard as his player of the year at Chelsea ahead of N'Golo Kante

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher Photo: Screengrab

Jamie Carragher believes that Eden Hazard has had a bigger influence on Chelsea’s title triumph this season than N’Golo Kante.

The Belgian playmaker has been in superb form for Chelsea and has scored 15 goals and made five assists for the Blues to help them win the Premier League title.

The Blues clinched the title on Friday night thanks to their 1-0 win over West Brom at The Hawthorns.

Kante has also been one of Chelsea’s top players this season and has been voted as the PFA player of the year by his fellow peers.

However, former Liverpool star Carragher believes that Hazard’s impact at Stamford Bridge this season has been a bigger factor in their success this term.

Carragher wrote in the Daily Mail: “I picked out Kante as my player of 2016 for all he did in helping Leicester win the title, but this season I went for Eden Hazard. It’s perhaps a 50-50 call over who has had the biggest influence for Chelsea, but I just about favour Hazard.

“Why? I feel you should always look to a player who can score goals and get you on the edge of your seat. The Belgium forward has done that consistently.

“After 12 months in the doldrums, he’s been back to his brilliant best.”

Chelsea will take on Watford in front of their home fans at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

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The Blues will face Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley at the end of the month.

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