Hazard lands Premier League Player of the Month prize amid Real Madrid transfer talk

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The Chelsea forward has seen his fine form in September recognised, while Wolves boss Nuno has scooped the manager award in the English top-flight

Eden Hazard's fine form has been rewarded after he received the Premier League Player of the Month award for September.

The Chelsea star, who has been heavily linked with Real Madrid, netted five goals in four league outings as Maurizio Sarri's side remained unbeaten in the top flight.

Hazard's month included a hat-trick against Cardiff City as the Ballon d'Or contender continued to impress.

The Belgium forward has made no secret of his desire to play for Madrid, but insisted this week that he would not leave Stamford Bridge in January. 

The 27-year-old is away on international duty, with Roberto Martinez's side taking on Switzerland in a Nations League fixture on Friday. 

While Hazard scooped the top player prize, Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has won the Premier League Manager of the Month award after his team went unbeaten throughout September.

The Premier League newcomers claimed three wins and a draw and are now seventh in the table.

Victories over West Ham, Burnley and Southampton all came without conceding a goal, while a 1-1 draw at Manchester United underlined their growing confidence.

Nuno Espirito Santo Wolves 2018-19

"It reflects the hard work of everybody in the club," said Nuno, whose side host Watford after the international break.

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"It represents the effort of everybody working here, everybody at Molineux, our fans, the players, everybody.

"There's no individual prizes in football, everything comes from the team." 

The Premier League Goal of the Month gong went to Daniel Sturridge for his stunning long-range equaliser for Liverpool against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. 

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