News

EDEN HAZARD GOAL WINS PREMIER LEAGUE PRIZE

ALL ANGLES: Hazard v West Ham👏

Eden Hazard's stunning solo strike against West Ham United has won the Premier League Goal of the Month award with the help of votes from fans, and our no.10 is in strong contention for the Premier League's Playmaker of the Season honour. 

You can relive the goal in all its glory above.

Hazard's slalom run through the heart of the West Ham team at the start of last month took the breath away and he finished in style on his left foot.

Willian was the last Chelsea player to receive the award for his goal against Brighton and Hove Albion last January, capping another exquisite team move. It was also voted the 2018 Chelsea Goal of the Season. 

Hazard has already won the Premier League award once, for his solo effort against Arsenal in February 2017, while Pedro has a joint-record two Goal of the Months to his name. 

The vote was decided by a combination of a public vote and an expert panel. 

‘Something special!’ was how Hazard described his goal. 

‘It’s just something special. I took the ball, when I could go forward I tried to go forward and in the box it’s hard for the defender to touch me, because maybe it’s a penalty. I was a bit lucky in the end when I shot but it was a good goal to be fair. I just wanted to shoot quick and when I saw the ball in the net I was just happy.'

Meanwhile, the Belgian is top in the standings for Premier League assists, the criteria by which the Premier League's Playmaker award is decided. He is one assist ahead of Bournemouth's Ryan Fraser with one game left to play. 

If two or more players are tied at the top come the season's end, the accolade will be shared.

MORE FROM CHELSEA