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Chelsea's Hazard wins PFA Young Player of Year

Chelsea's Eden Hazard receives the PFA Young Player Of The Year award. Credit: PA Wire

Chelsea's Eden Hazard was named winner of the Young Player of the Year award at the PFA Player of the Year Awards last night.

The 23-year-old Belgian, who has scored 17 goals in 45 appearances this season, received the award at the ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Sunday night.

Hazard's award was another boost for Chelsea after their 2-0 win at Liverpool revived their title hopes.

Hazard ban to remain at three matches

Eden Hazard (far right) was shown a red card following the ballboy incident. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The FA has announced that an independent commission has decided Chelsea's Eden Hazard will only serve a three match ban following the incident when he appeared to kick a ballboy at a match at Swansea.

The FA had alleged that his actions constituted violent conduct and wanted the ban extended. However, Hazard denied the charge and the commission agreed that the penalty was fair.

The FA will also remind clubs to make sure ballboys act responsibly - the Hazard incident occurred after the ballboy prevented the Chelsea player from retrieving the ball.

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