Chelsea star Eden Hazard made Chelsea history by becoming the first player to win the Chelsea Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year and Goal of the Season awards.
Hazard is the first player to win all three awards in the same year.
Hazard claimed Goal of the Season awards for his brilliant late solo effort in the League Cup third-round defeat of Liverpool at Anfield in September.
Hazard is also the first player to win the Chelsea Player of the Year award four times after previously winning the award in 2014, 2015 and 2017.
“My relationship with the fans has been really good since I came here,” said Hazard.
“It’s always a pleasure to play at Stamford Bridge in front of the fans. That’s why I am on the pitch. When we play for such a great club like Chelsea at the end of the season you want to win something.
“Now we have that opportunity. We will go to Baku all together with the fans and we will be back with the trophy.”
It’s been a good season for Hazard. No player in the Premier League has been involved in more goals than Hazard this season. The 28-year-old has 16 league goals and 15 assists.
In all competitions, Hazard scored 19 goals and provided 16 assists. He also leads the way for successful dribbles, chances created, and touches in the opposition box.
Hazard was not the only Chelsea player to pick up an award on Friday, with Callum Hudson-Odoi – currently sidelined with a ruptured Achilles – voted Young Player of the Year.
Conor Gallagher picked up Academy Player of the Year, while Erin Cuthbert and Sophie Ingle were named Women’s Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year respectively.
Chelsea captain Gary Cahill will leave Chelsea at the end of the season after seven and a half seasons at the club.
“He has been a very important part of the team and the club in the last seven years,” Azpilicueta said. “He has won seven trophies, and hopefully an eighth trophy on May 29 in Baku!
“I have only good words for Gary. He has been a top professional and a top guy in the dressing room and I can only wish him the best for his future.”