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Eden Hazard bags POTY in hat trick of end-of-season Chelsea awards

Eden Hazard bags POTY in hat trick of end-of-season Chelsea awards

Callum Hudson-Odoi was voted Young Player of the Year despite seeing his breakthrough season cut short by a ruptured Achilles earlier this month, while Conor Gallagher was named Academy Player of the Year.

Chelsea Women’s Player of the Year award went to striker Erin Cuthbert after registering 12 goals and six assists across 25 matches in the Women’s Super League and UEFA Women’s Champions League, while Sophie Ingle was voted Players’ Player of the Year by her teammates.cheap nfl nike jerseys china

However, the accolades come amid an air of great uncertainty over where Hazard will play next season and manager Maurizio Sarri saying he won’t keep the Belgian against his will if he wants to move to Real Madrid in the summer.3

“If Hazard is thinking that the history here is finished, then in his mind it is finished,” Sarri said after Chelsea edged out Eintracht Frankfurt on penalties to book a place in the Europa League final. “I can try to speak to him but it is not easy. It’s not easy because of course I want Hazard, but I want Hazard with a very high level of motivation.”

Asked if Hazard’s contract situation leaves Chelsea with no choice but to sell Hazard to Madrid this summer, Sarri replied: “I am not in charge of the renewal of the contract so I am not able to answer.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale

“I can only speak to the player but like a father, not like a manager. It’s a discussion between a father and a son.”

“We go there for a good reason I think, so as a man I am very happy to go there,” Chelsea’s head coach said. “As a coach, of course, I am a little bit worried because I know very well that the team now needs rest. So it is not the best way to prepare the final, I think.

“I want to speak to the physical staff, to the doctor and then we need to prepare the [physical] program. I think that they need three or four days completely in rest.

“I am not worried about the physical side, I think it is more difficult to recover mentally. Because in a match like this one you spend, usually, a lot of energy and then of course you have to go down and then it is not easy to go up again.”