Voting has commenced for the Chelsea Goal of the Season award for 2018/19, with the winner to be decided by our supporters.
Blues fans will also determine who is the club’s Player of the Year, with the poll for that honour having opened last week.
This season, the Goal of the Season nominations are taken from those scored by our men’s, women’s and Academy teams, with three goals selected from each of those categories.
All the goals can be viewed in the video above, and your selection may be made on the voting page which can be accessed by clicking on:
Here is a recap of the selected strikes:
Eden Hazard versus Liverpool away
Five minutes remained in the third round of our Carabao Cup tie at Anfield when Eden Hazard produced something out of the ordinary, even by his exceptionally high standards. After beating a host of Liverpool players and throwing in a couple of nutmegs for good measure, he fired a bullet across goal into the far corner to secure a 2-1 win. ‘I spoke with N’Golo on the bench and he told me he didn’t want to shoot a penalty, so the only solution was to score a goal!’ Hazard joked afterwards.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek v Fulham away
Slick, quick interplay between Pedro, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Eden Hazard on the edge of the Fulham box created space for the England midfielder to calmly finish from 12 yards out. ‘I thought we needed that cushion because Fulham were dangerous, definitely in the last 20 minutes,’ Loftus-Cheek said of his superb team goal that made sure of victory in the west London derby.
Eden Hazard v West Ham home
Blink and you missed it. Another trademark Eden Hazard solo effort put us ahead against the Hammers, whose central midfielders and defenders were powerless to stop the brilliant Belgian as he danced between them into the heart of the box. Hazard had the finish to match, too, sweeping home with his left foot leaving mouths agape. ‘It was a good goal to be fair,’ a modest Hazard said afterwards.
Maren Mjelde versus PSG away
With extra-time looming in this Champions League quarter-final tie, Blues skipper Karen Carney stood up a cross to the back stick for Mjelde to ghost in and finish with the calmness we have come to expect from the experienced Norwegian international. Having only recently returned from a long-term injury, Mjelde revealed after the game that she simply could not miss. 'I couldn't have managed another 30 minutes if it went to extra time,' she joked.
Magda Eriksson versus Liverpool at home
The Swedish defender does not get her name on the scoresheet too often, but that simply helped make this effort all the more spectacular, as she teed herself up for an overhead kick which settled a WSL game against Liverpool at Kingsmeadow. 'It felt kind of surreal and, in fact, it still does now,' she said of a goal which was undoubtedly her best for the Blues.
Erin Cuthbert versus Arsenal away
It's been a fine season for Cuthbert, who has been nominated for two PFA awards by her peers, and the standout performance came in a 2-1 win over Arsenal in January. Her opening goal perfectly illustrated what the Scottish international is all about, as she defied logic to climb highest in the box to head home. 'She climbed above a mountain in Louise Quinn,' said manager Emma Hayes of Cuthbert's giant leap.
Tino Anjorin – Under-18s versus Brighton away
It has been a campaign disrupted by injury for the teenage midfielder, though a swerving strike from 30 yards away at Brighton proved the pick of his 11 goals in his first season as a scholar.
Conor Gallagher – Development squad versus Liverpool away
A team goal that started at the feet of the goalkeeper, our development squad cut through Liverpool down the right before Tariq Lamptey twisted the full-back inside out and supplied the cutback to the supporting Gallagher. The midfielder’s finish was measured from 15 yards, placed perfectly and with power into the roof of the net.
Jack Wakely – Under-18s versus Norwich home
The young defender stepped up to fire in an unstoppable winner against Norwich City for our Under-18s in November. Picking up the ball midway into the Canaries’ half, he stepped forward and unleashed a strike that rose through the air and flew like an arrow into the top corner.
The winners of the Player and Goal award, plus other accolades, will be announced at:
The Chelsea Awards 2019
Friday 10 May
The Royal Lancaster Hotel
Celebrating all things Chelsea Football Club, the Chelsea Awards 2019 promises a one-of-a-kind evening with a mix of Chelsea players past and present alongside a full line-up of entertainment throughout.
Tickets for the prestigious event are now available for £300 +VAT per person, and fans who have entered the ballot will be contacted in due course if successful. Proceeds from the 2019 Chelsea FC Awards will be donated to the Chelsea Foundation and Plan International.
Taking place at the glamorous Royal Lancaster Hotel on Friday 10 May, the evening will be hosted by Sam Matterface alongside Eilidh Barbour, who is this year anchoring the BBC coverage of the Women’s World Cup, where we are sure to see many familiar faces.
Arrival drinks reception at Royal Lancaster
Luxury three-course dinner with table wine
Exclusive souvenir gift
Entertainment throughout the evening
Dress code: Lounge suit
*Please note this event is strictly for over 18s only. Tickets are subject to availability and are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.