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Fantasy football tips: Best Premier League players of the season so far – Eden Hazard

We don’t really need to introduce the man we’re going to drool incessantly over in the next 400 words or so.

It’s just startling that over half of Dream Teamers this season still don’t have Eden Hazard in their sides.

What gives?

Anyway, we’ve had a little look back at his previous Dream Team history and why this season he’s at his Everest.


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September’s player of the month

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September’s player of the month

Hazard has been hard to predict over his six years on the Fulham Road.

Going from PFA Player of the Year in 2015 to being branded a rat in 2016, there is no predicting the form of the tricky winger.

He has looked untouchable this season

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He has looked untouchable this season

This season has been solid gold for the Chelsea man.

He’s racked up 103 points this season, 40 more than the next best Sergio Aguero.

In the title winning 2016/17 season – a campaign when Hazard was nominated for the PFA Player of the Year – he acquired an impressive 293 points in 43 games.

But in that desperate 2015/16 season the winger got just 120, which ranked him way down in 59th in the overall standings.

Hazard celebrating a goal vs Mourinho’s United

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Hazard celebrating a goal vs Mourinho’s United

Best in the league?

So for Hazard to be one good game away from his entire tally from three years ago is a reminder of the kind of form the Belgian is in.

He scored his second Chelsea hat trick against Cardiff earlier this season, and has scored at least 10 Dream Team points in five games already.

It has been the kind of form which has drawn the inevitable ‘third best in the world’ chat.

Maurizio Sarri has got the best out of the Belgian

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Maurizio Sarri has got the best out of the Belgian

He also won four consecutive Star Man awards.

All this poses the question, why do 52% of Dream Teamers still refuse the Chelsea man’s help?

Mourinho and Hazard in 2015

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Mourinho and Hazard in 2015

Chelsea host Manchester United on Saturday lunch time.
Hazard has scored four against United in his six years in England and it would be no surprise to see that tally increase.


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