PFA Players' Player Of The Year 2013 Nominee: Eden Hazard

19 April 2013 12:07

The season is drawing to a close and the nominees for the 2013 PFA Players' Player of the Year have officially been announced.

The PFA Players' Player of the Year and the PFA Young Player of the Year are annual awards given to the player who is adjudged to have been the best of the year across all the professional leagues in England.

The Young Player awards requires the player to be 23 or under at the start of the season. There has been no shortage of worthy contenders, however six names have now been short-listed as stand-out performers this season. Chelsea's 22-year-old Belgian winger Eden Hazard has been short-listed for the 2013 PFA Players' Player of the Year and PFA Young Player Awards.

Eden Hazard joined the north London outfit in the summer of 2012. The player announced his decision to join Chelsea via Twitter, after being courted by many of Europe's top clubs. Hazard made his debut for Chelsea against Manchester City in the FA Community Shield, a week later he made his Premier League debut against Wigan in which he provided the assist for the first goal and won a penalty for the second in a 2-0 win.

The Belgian international continued to impress by winning another penalty and providing a further two assists in a 4-2 against Reading a week later. The player scored his first Chelsea goal against Newcastle United in a 2-0 win and then went on to make his Champions League debut for against Juventus. In December Hazard scored in back-to-back games, in a 5-1 win against Leeds United in the League Cup.

And a 8-0 Premier League win against Aston Villa. The skilful winger has scored a number of brilliant solo goals during his first season for Chelsea, including a stunning goal against Sparta Prague to send Chelsea through to the last-16 of the Europa League.

Eden Hazard has now scored 12 goals and made 18 assists in 56 games in all competitions for Chelsea (correct at time of writing).

Source: DSG