Eden Hazard thanks fans after winning Chelsea award

Eden Hazard pays tribute to Chelsea's supporters after being voted the club's player of the season

Eden Hazard thanks fans after winning Chelsea award

Eden Hazard paid tribute to Chelsea’s supporters after being voted the club’s player of the season.

The Belgian playmaker scooped the prize – voted for by fans on the Blues’ official website – ahead of John Terry, Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta.

I like the applause and when the fans come they want to see a spectacle

Eden Hazard

“I just want to say thank you,” Hazard, who scored 17 goals this season, told Chelsea’s website. “The three nominees all deserved it but it’s me!

“We know it’s a collective sport but individually trophies are sometimes good, so I’ll take this one home and enjoy it with my family.

“When I play I try to give my best on the pitch. I like the applause and when the fans come they want to see a spectacle.”

Hazard, who joined Chelsea from Lille in the summer of 2012, won the PFA young player of the year award last month.

Meanwhile, Azpilicueta was crowned the players’ player of the year, voted for by members of Chelsea’s first team squad and technical staff.

“Thank you to everyone because it’s a pleasure for me to have this award,” said Azpilicueta, who made 29 Premier League appearances this season.

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