Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said that Eden Hazard ‘undoubtedly’ deserves to claim the PFA Player of the Year award this season.
The Belgian schemer has been in fine form for the Blues since August as Mourinho’s side close in on a Premier League title to add to their League Cup triumph last month.
The 24-year-old is odds-on favourite to scoop the award, but Spurs hitman Harry Kane and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez could provide stiff competition.
However, Mourinho was unequivocal in his assertion that Hazard has been the stand-out player this season.
“I think what he’s doing, speaking in a very honest way, it shouldn’t even be a debate,” he told reporters.
“If somebody throws other names on the table, it’s because he wants to sell papers, wants to throw some sand into people’s eyes, because this player (Hazard) is by far the best player in the Premier League all season.”