As the season draws to its close, pundits and fans are beginning to reveal their choices for the Player of the Year award, and it might boil down to a two-horse race between Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante.
While a number of pundits believe Kante should claim the award, former Liverpool player turned pundit Steve Nicol has hailed Hazard, and is part of the group who claims Hazard should be named as player of the year ahead of his team-mate Kante.
When asked who his first name on the Chelsea team sheet is, Nicol told ESPN: “Hazard.
“The game’s about scoring goals and making a difference up that end of the field.
“N’Golo Kante has been sensational in his 18 months so far in the Premier League but it’s easier to destroy than it is to create.
“And Eden Hazard, when he’s on fire… boy can he create – not just scoring goals but assists.
“When it comes down to them both being sensational, that’s the criteria where I’m going to pick Hazard [for the player of the year].”
Hazard has scored 11 league goals already and has assisted 4.