Former Chelsea star Eden Hazard has been named the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League Player of the Season.
The Belgian attacking midfielder, 28, finished well clear of former Chelsea club-mate Olivier Giroud and Luka Jovi? – now a team-mate at Real Madrid to win the third edition of the award, which was announced during the UEFA Europa League group stage draw in Monaco.
Hazard was man of the match as Chelsea beat Arsenal 4-1 in May’s final in Baku, setting up his side’s second goal and then scoring the third and fourth himself to crown his farewell game as a Blues player before his move to the Santiago Bernabéu.
The last of his seven seasons with the Blues was one in which he made a number of key interventions; he scored 21 goals in all competitions and laid on 17 assists, statistics which earned him the club’s Player of the Season prize in early May.
See Below Top ten players of 2018/19 UEFA Europa League
. Eden Hazard (Chelsea, now Real Madrid) – 340 points
. Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) – 119 points
. Luka Jovi? (Eintracht, now Real Madrid) – 94 points
. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) – 65 points
. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) – 19 points
. N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea) – 16 points
. João Félix (Benfica, now Atlético) – 12 points
. Willian (Chelsea) – 11 points
. Pedro Rodríguez (Chelsea) – 9 points
. Sébastien Haller (Eintracht, now West Ham) – 9 points