Chelsea ahead Fran Kirby has received the PFA Vertu Motors WSL Fans award for participant of the month for September after a sensational begin to the 2021/22 season.
Kirby took 26% of the vote and completed forward of Arsenal star Beth Mead, who completed second. Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema and Tottenham’s Shelina Zadorsky had been joint third within the fan vote, whereas Gunners pair Leah Williamson and Kim Little had been additionally on the ultimate shortlist.
After a summer time on the Olympics for Great Britain, Kirby didn’t really begin in Chelsea’s season opener in a shocking defeat of title rivals Arsenal. But she made up for it greater than the remainder of Chelsea’s WSL recreation in September.
The 26-year-old was decisive when the champions scored 10 objectives in consecutive wins over Everton and Manchester United, who’re each attempting to problem the massive golf equipment this season.
Kirby scored the opening purpose in each matches, concurrently she obtained two assists towards the latter.
In complete, the English worldwide made 12 probabilities within the WSL in September, which made her the league’s most inventive participant at far through the month.
Kirby, whose profession was threatened by a coronary heart illness through the 2019/20 marketing campaign, has been again at his finest for the reason that starting of final season.
Fran is so pushed, bold and aggressive, she is available in day-after-day with a need to proceed to get well. I believe she will have one other good season and an enormous euro, mentioned Chelsea boss Emma Hayes in early September, referring to Euro 2022 at dwelling through the summer time.
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