2018-19 UEL Player of the Season: Hazard beats Giroud & Jovic for award

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Belgian attacking midfielder, Eden Hazard has beaten former Chelsea club-mates Olivier Giroud and Luka Jović now a team-mate at Real Madrid to win the 2018-19 UEL Player of the Season.

The third edition of the award, was announced during the UEFA Europa League group stage draw in Monaco.

The 27-year-old won man of the match when Chelsea defeated Arsenal 4-1 in May to win Europa League trophy last season in Baku.

He provided assist in the second goal and then scoring the third and fourth himself to crown his farewell game as a Blues player before his move to the Santiago Bernabéu.

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The last of his seven seasons with the Blues was one in which he made a number of key interventions ; in all competitions he scored 21 goals and placed 17 assists, statistics that earned him the Player of the Season prize at the club early May.

Hazard was man of the match as Chelsea beat Arsenal 4-1 in the Baku final, the brilliant Belgian scoring twice on his farewell appearance for the club before joining Real Madrid.

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Below are the 2018-19 UEL Player of the Season Nominees & Stats

Olivier Giroud (Chelsea)

Appearances: 14

Minutes: 1125

Goals: 11

Assists: 5

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) (Now Madrid player)

Appearances: 8

Minutes: 451

Goals: 2

Assists: 2

Luka Jović (Eintracht Frankfurt) (Now Madrid player)

Appearances: 14

Minutes: 953

Goals: 10

Assists: 1

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