first_img1 Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has been named as the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year.The 24-year-old has been in scintillating form this season to help the Blues claim a League Cup and Premier League double.He topped the poll of 300-plus journalists with 53 per cent of the vote, ahead of Tottenham striker Harry Kane, with his Chelsea team-mate and captain John Terry third.Hazard, also crowned Player of the Year by the Professional Footballers’ Association, will receive the prestigious award at a gala dinner in London on May 21.FWA chairman Andy Dunn, of the Sunday Mirror, said: “The list of truly world class players on the Football Writers’ Association roll of honour is a long one and Eden Hazard is a worthy addition.“A creator, a goalscorer and the hardest of workers, Hazard has been a constant source of threat for the Barclays Premier League champions.“But it is not just his trickery, his pace, his artistry and his marksmanship that make Hazard such an invaluable component of Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea squad, it is his durability. Hazard has started all 36 Premier League matches and, considering the particularly close attention he receives from opponents, that is a feat in itself.”As well as Hazard and Terry, Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, defender Branislav Ivanovic and Thibaut Courtois also featured in the FWA’s top 10.The other players to receive votes were Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal, Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero and Leicester’s Esteban Cambiasso. Eden Hazard in action for Chelsea last_img read more