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Player of the year Hazard focused on Chelsea title push

'Boring' Chelsea have six players in PFA Premier League Team of the Year as Hazard voted player's player

Some people may consider them boring, but Chelsea clearly have the admiration of their fellow footballers after six members of Jose Mourinho's team were selected in the PFA team of the season, and Eden Hazard was voted player of the season.

Hazard is joined by five of his Stamford Bridge colleagues in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year. The defence is dominated by Chelsea, with Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry and Gary Cahill making the side, and the final place going to Ryan Bertrand of Southampton, who began the season on loan from Chelsea, but made the move to St Mary's permanent in January. David de Gea of Manchester United was selected in goal.

Nemanja Matic features in midfield, alongside Hazard and fellow player of the year nominees Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool and Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez.

Yet another Chelsea man, Diego Costa, appears up front with Spurs sensation Harry Kane, who was named young player of the season.

After winning the award, Hazard insisted he was focused on winning the title with Chelsea. "I just want to say thank you to the players who voted for me – it is always good to have an individual trophy but the most important thing is to win the league," he said.

"I hope I can win a lot of trophies again – the most important is to win the league, without my team-mates I would not be here."

Hazard has been "impeccable" this season says The Guardian and since joining Chelsea in 2012 has "matured into one of the world's best attacking players".

His team-mate and captain, Terry, who many felt was unlucky not to make the player of the year shortlist, continued the Stamford Bridge offensive against accusations that Chelsea are boring.

He followed up manager Jose Mourinho's comment that Arsenal were boring as they had not won the league for ten years by taking a swipe of his own.

"Possession is great, we could see that from the Manchester United game last week," he declared. "Possession and tippy-tappy football's great, but if you are not winning games, you're not going to win the league."

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