Hazard had 15 assists going into the final day, one ahead of Ryan Fraser.
But Fraser was unable to pull level despite AFC Bournemouth scoring three times against Crystal Palace.
So, even though he came off the bench on 69 minutes Hazard did not need to add to his tally to become the second player to claim the award, presented by Cadbury.
Playmaker Award: Top five
|Eden Hazard (CHE)||15|
|Ryan Fraser (BOU)||14|
|Christian Eriksen (TOT)||12|
|Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV)||12|
|Andrew Robertson (LIV)||11|