Hazard should be Premier League Player of the Year, says Giroud

Eden Hazard should win the Premier League Player of the Year award, according to Chelsea team-mate Olivier Giroud.

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling and Liverpool defender Van Dijk might be the favourites for the big awards this term, but Giroud believes Chelsea’s Belgian playmaker Hazard deserves the top accolade.

Asked to pick his player of the season, Giroud replied: “I would say Eden Hazard, but I think I cannot say who I voted for.”

Players are not allowed to vote for team-mates in the PFA awards, leaving Giroud coy on his voting choice for the Players’ Player prize.