Chelsea award-winner boosted to bag in a win over West Brom

Look back at Chelsea’s title-winning campaign this season and there are plenty of names that have played pivotal roles in bringing the Premier League trophy back to Stamford Bridge for the first time in five years.

There is Thibaut Courtois in goal and John Terry’s age-defying dominance at the heart of defence. Then look at the dove-tailing midfield partnership between assist-machine Cesc Fabregas and anchorman Nemanja Matic. And who can forget the goal-scoring contributions of Diego Costa.

However it has been a unanimous decision by all those privileged enough to decide on the season’s award-winners that Eden Hazard has been the man to set Chelsea apart this term.

The Belgian, who openly talks about his ambition to become the best player in the world, has taken a considerable step in his development towards that accolade this season, scoring 20 goals in 55 games for club and country.

19 of those strikes have come when wearing the royal blue of his employer, with 14 of those arriving in games that Chelsea have won.

That is an impressive record as a match-winner for the former Lille man and Ladbrokes customers can take advantage of an enhanced price on Hazard playing that role again in Chelsea’s next game.

The bookie has boosted the price of Hazard to find the back of West Brom’s net in a Blues win from 9/4 to 3/1 for the Monday night encounter, which looks cherry ripe considering the winger’s ability to inspire his side to victory this season.

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Matt Wiggins

No idyllic sound comes close to leather on willow for Matt, whose previous experience includes stints with Spin Magazine and Surrey County Cricket Club. It's not just cricket that interests him though, with football, golf, tennis and any American sport not played on ice all high on his list of favourites.