Manchester United legend Paul Scholes spoke to the Evening Standard about the PFA award.
The ex footballer reckons that Eden Hazard should be the winner, being by far the best Premier League player this year:
“Had I still a ballot paper in this particular election, my vote would go to Eden Hazard,” Scholes wrote in his Independent column. “I prefer the attacking footballers and Hazard has been the best in that regard.”
“Hazard has made the difference in big games, like the one against Manchester United”
“If I were to place the six shortlisted players, plus Terry, in order, I would rank them like this: 1) Hazard; 2) Kane; 3) Terry; 4) David De Gea; 5) Philippe Coutinho; 6) Alexis Sanchez; 7) Diego Costa”
“Hazard is a superb player, and one who does not go missing in big Premier League games”
“When Jose Mourinho has the opposition locked down it is to Hazard whom Chelsea look to get the assist or the goal which will win them the game”
Then he stated that if Hazard wants the consideration that Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi have, he should score more goals:
“One thing I do wonder with Hazard is whether he has that hunger to score goals that you see in Ronaldo, Messi and Suarez. They’re unstoppable. Hazard seems to me to be a relatively gentle soul”
“If he wishes to challenge the achievements of Messi and Ronaldo then he will have to prove that he can match their relentless desire to score goals”
To end, a praise to Chelsea captain and former fellow-mate in England national team, John Terry:
“Terry is their [Chelsea’s] main man. He plays in every game and he is deserving of a place on the shortlist of the PFA Player of the Year award”.