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Chelsea star Eden Hazard has won the inaugural Premier League Playmaker of the Season after having a wonderful individual season with Chelsea.
Hazard had 15 assists and topped the assist chart before the visit to Leicester City on Sunday, and despite not recording another assist, the Belgian ended the season with the highest number of assists.
Speaking after the game at the King Power Stadium, Hazard was asked which has been his favourite assist this season and what he prefers, scoring or making goals.
“I just prefer to win the game,” he replied.
“When I see the ball in the net I am just happy for the other player who has scored but I think the assist for Ruben Loftus-Cheek against Fulham is maybe one of the best.
“I try to play my best football every season and I think this year I was a bit lucky to make so many assists,” he added, “because when you make assists you need the other players to score goals and for myself I think it is a good season but it could be better for the club.
“At the end we did our job of finishing in the top four and we are in the Champions League for next season, but it could be better.”
Hazard was closely followed by Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser who had 14 assists.
A group of Chelsea supporters unfurled a banner calling for the Chelsea superstar to reject a switch to the Bernabeu ahead of the 2019/20 campaign and remain at Chelsea. It said: “Eden Hazard bleeds blue. Chelsea is your home.”
A chorus of ‘Eden Hazard, we want you to say’ could also be heard in the away end at the King Power Stadium during the game.
Hazard was also asked about the acclaim he received from the Chelsea fans who were at the game.
“It is a good story between us and that is why I give everything when I am on the pitch,” he said.