Eden Hazard was named Premier League Player of the Month for September. Perhaps surprisingly, it is only the second time the Belgium captain has won the award, and comes almost two years after his first receipt in October 2016. He is the first Belgian to pick up a second such accolade, although four of his countrymen have a single award to their name: Romelu Lukaku, Christian Benteke, Jan Vertonghen and Marouane Fellaini.
The Chelsea forward beat the likes of Raheem Sterling, Alexandre Lacazette, James Maddison and Gylfi Sigurdsson to pick up the award, but few could argue. In four Premier League appearances, Hazard grabbed an impressive five goals – three of which came in a 4-1 destruction of Cardiff City. The visit to West Ham represented Hazard’s only blank of the month, as in total his goals earned Chelsea three extra points on their own.