AS Monaco have been handed a tough looking Champions League group that also contains CSKA Moscow, Tottenham Hotspur and Bayer Leverkusen. All four sides will feel that they’re in with a chance to win the group and we should see some very keenly contested games.
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Exciting Lille midfielder Eden Hazard has been voted the French Player of the Year by his peers.
The 20-year-old Hazard, who has been the subject of much transfer speculation from Arsenal, Real Madrid and Spurs, was instrumental in Lille winning the double of the Ligue 1 title and Coupe de France this season.
Hazard scored seven goals and created nine assists this season. He made his Lille debut as a 16-year-old and recently signed a new contract with the club until 2015.
Hazard had won the Young Player of the Year over the past two seasons. He won Sunday’s award ahead of teammate Moussa Sow – the league’s top scorer – Lorient forward Kevin Gameiro and Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Nene.