Ingle, Cuthbert, Gallagher, Hudson-Odoi and Cahill also pick up awards on night of celebration
Eden Hazard swept up at the 2019 Chelsea awards last night as he won the Chelsea Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year and Goal of the Year awards.
In doing so, Hazard made history by becoming the first player to win all three awards in the same year. By being voted as Player of the Year by Chelsea supporters, he has now the main prize for an unprecedented fourth time – having already won it in 2014, 2015 and 2017.
The 28-year-old has been in the form of his life this season. With 19 goals and 16 assists in all competitions (so far), no other player in the Chelsea first-team has come even close to producing the same numbers as the Belgian international.
Whilst accepting the Player of the Year award from Maurizio Sarri and Gianfranco Zola, Hazard thanked the support he has received from the Chelsea fans since joining the club from Lille in 2012.
“My relationship with the fans has been really good since I came here.– Eden Hazard
It’s always a pleasure to play at Stamford Bridge in front of the fans. That’s why I am on the pitch. When we play for such a great club like Chelsea at the end of the season you want to win something. Now we have that opportunity. We will go to Baku all together with the fans and we will be back with the trophy.”
Elsewhere, Callum Hudson-Odoi was named the Young Player of the Year after having a fantastic breakthrough season (six goals and seven assists in twenty-four appearances), which also included making his debut for the senior England team.
The Women’s Player of the Year award went to Erin Cuthbert, with Sophie Ingle being named the Women’s Players’ Player of the Year.
Conor Gallagher was chosen as the Academy Player of the Year after having a fantastic season for the development squad and the U19 side, which included making the UEFA Youth League final.
Club captain Gary Cahill was also honoured for his service to the club over the last seven-and-a-half-seasons.
The night undoubtedly belonged to Hazard though as the awards won last night showed why our ‘number ten’ will forever be a Chelsea legend.