UEFA has announced Eden Hazard as the 2018/19 Europa League Player of the Year at the Europa League draw ceremony held in Monaco on Friday to the displeasure of many football fans.
Chelsea lifted the Europa League trophy at the tail end of last season after defeating London rivals Arsenal 4-1 in the final played in Baku.
Eden Hazard contributed only 2 goals and 1 assist to that campaign, missing a significant chunk of the Blues matches. The Real Madrid winger has however been named the Best Player of that Tournament, ignoring the sizeable contributions of Olivier Giroud who recorded 11 goals and 5 assists in that same tournament.
Fans have taken to Twitter to express their displeasure…
Eden Hazard played in 33% of Chelsea's Europa League campaign, and scored in one of their 15 matches. Named Europa League Player of the Season.
— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) August 30, 2019
Hazard 2 goals 1 assist in UEL
Giroud 11 goals 5 assist in UEL
Eden hazard wins UEL player of the tournament
Another florentino Perez master class pic.twitter.com/vohchTX6BD
— johnnydick (@askjohnnydick) August 30, 2019