Attacking midfielder: Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
A curious, notable season for Hazard. Just 22 at the start of the campaign, Hazard quickly established himself as the key man in Chelsea's title challenge. He had shown unquestionable talent in his first English campaign, but became the Blues' go-to guy this time round, especially as Jose Mourinho deselected Juan Mata, the previous season's main man.
Meanwhile, established icons like Samuel Eto'o, Fernando Torres and Frank Lampard were outshone by the brilliant Belgian, who created more chances from open play (90) than anyone else in the Premier League. Against West Ham in January, he created eight alone – but Chelsea couldn't score, and fell short. It summed up the season. By May, after a couple of quotes from the manager questioning his application and with PSG willing to throw money at him, it seemed Hazard might follow Mata out of the door. Perhaps being Chelsea's main threat is a poisoned chalice.