Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has beaten several top stars to the prestigious Best Belgian footballer abroad award.
Hazard’s form has not looked bright this season, owed much to the surgery he had in the summer and a slow recovery from a knee injury.
His comeback was slow and although he had a great patch half way through the first half of the season, he has lost a bit of his form just as most of his Chelsea teammates in 2018.
He however managed a win over some of the more in-form international teammates to the prestigious Belgian award.
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Hazard beat Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku to the award that was handed to him on Wednesday.
De Bruyne has been very much in form with Man City, controlling everything in the middle of the park for Pep Guardiola’s side on their route to the Premier League title and march to latter stages of the domestic trophies.
It looks much like Hazard’s role in Chelsea’s title winning campaign in 2016/17 and part in how Belgium qualified to the 2018 World Cup was pivotal in the winning of the award.