Eden Hazard has been named the 2015 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers' Association.

The Chelsea ace claimed 53 per cent of the vote to see him top the pile ahead of Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Blues team-mate John Terry.

He will receive his award at a gala dinner in London next week and it follows the Belgian’s capture of the PFA Player of the Year Award last month.

FWA chairman Andy Dunn, of the Sunday Mirror, said: "The list of truly world class players on the Football Writers' Association roll of honour is a long one and Eden Hazard is a worthy addition.

"A creator, a goalscorer and the hardest of workers, Hazard has been a constant source of threat for the Barclays Premier League champions.

Eden Hazard's 2014-15 Premier League appearances


Eden Hazard's 2014-15 Premier League goals


"But it is not just his trickery, his pace, his artistry and his marksmanship that make Hazard such an invaluable component of Jose Mourinho's Chelsea squad, it is his durability. Hazard has started all 36 Premier League matches and, considering the particularly close attention he receives from opponents, that is a feat in itself."

As well as Hazard and Terry, Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, defender Branislav Ivanovic and Thibaut Courtois also featured in the FWA's top 10.

Hazard has scored 20 times for the Blues this term to help the club complete a Premier League and Capital One Cup double.