Chelsea star Eden Hazard has collected the Premier League’s Goal of the Month award for April, following his brilliant goal in the 2-0 win over West Ham at Stamford Bridge in April.
Hazard picked the ball inside the West Ham half and danced his way through the West Ham defence, leaving players trailing in his wake before slotting the ball into the bottom corner.
Willian was the last Chelsea player to receive the Premier League Goal of the Month award for his goal against Brighton and Hove Albion last January, capping another exquisite team move. It was also voted the 2018 Chelsea Goal of the Season.
This is the second time Hazard is winning the Premier League Goal of the Month award. He first won the award in February 2017 for his brilliant solo goal against Arsenal.
The vote was decided by a combination of a public vote and an expert panel.
Describing his goal against West Ham, Hazard said: “It’s just something special.
“I took the ball, when I could go forward I tried to go forward and in the box it’s hard for the defender to touch me, because maybe it’s a penalty.
“I was a bit lucky in the end when I shot but it was a good goal to be fair. I just wanted to shoot quick and when I saw the ball in the net I was just happy.”
Assists in the Premier League is the criteria for choosing the winner of the Premier League’s Playmaker of the Season award.
Hazard is top in the standings for Premier League assists with just one game left to play, one assist ahead of Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser.
Christen Eriksen of Tottenham is in third place with 12 Premier League assists this season.