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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba made the PFA Team of the Year ahead of Chelsea’s Eden Hazard despite Hazard’s record breaking season for Chelsea.
Hazard misses out for the second year running despite being on the six-man shortlist for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year.
Hazard is enjoying an outstanding season full of eye-catching moments and his non-selection has being widely described by football fans as a joke.
Pogba’s inclusion in the list is shocking as the midfielder struggled for the first half of the season under Jose Mourinho. Even though his performances improved under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Pogba’s form has dipped once again in the last few weeks.
No player in the Premier League this season was involved in more goals (29) than the Hazard and it’s definitely a shame the Belgian isn’t on the Team of the Year. Hazard scored 16 league goals and provided 13 assists this season.
The PFA Team of the Year is determined by the votes of the professional footballers in the league.
Meanwhile, despite Hazard’s brilliant form for Chelsea this season, the Belgian has been played out of position by Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.
Former Chelsea boss Glenn Hoddle recently admitted he has been baffled by some of Sarri’s decisions on Hazard, especially his decision to play the Belgian as a striker.
Hoddle told BT Sport: “Absolutely (fans will be happy to see him wide), I just don’t get it, why would you put such a talented player with his back to play?
“Where centre backs will come in and get him, midfielders who are holding are going to nip back get him. Why would you put him in those circumstances?
“Also at Anfield and certain games you need someone to hold the ball up for you. Consequently Liverpool had too much for them. I don’t get it… they need a target man. You can’t play balls to Hazard, one of the best players in the world, like that. No one is going to be able to produce anything with service like that.”