Eden Hazard, the FWA player of the year, will miss the final game against Sunderland on Sunday because of emergency dental surgery.
The game on Sunday will be Hazard’s first game to miss this season. The 24-year-old has been substituted 12 times this season, missing only a total of 41 Premier League minutes.
In addition to missing the match this weekend, he will also miss the FWA awards dinner tonight, in which the Player of the Year award will formally be given. The trophy will not be handed over until Sunday at Stamford Bridge. In a FWA statement via their Twitter, it is expressed that Hazard is apologetic for missing the two major events.
“Hazard tried to delay the surgery but had to have three wisdom teeth removed on Wednesday and is still in considerable pain,” the statement said.
“He is deeply sorry to miss the awards dinner and hopes to be at Stamford Bridge on Sunday when the FWA will hand over the trophy.