Chelsea ahead Fran Kirby has received the PFA Vertu Motors WSL Followers’ Participant of the Month award for September following a sensational begin to the 2021/22 season.
Kirby took 26% of the over vote, ending forward of Arsenal star Beth Mead, who was second. Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema and Tottenham’s Shelina Zadorsky got here joint third within the fan vote, whereas Gunners pair Leah Williamson and Kim Little had been additionally included on the ultimate shortlist.
Following a summer season on the Olympics for Nice Britain, Kirby didn’t really begin in Chelsea’s opening sport of the season in a shock defeat by title rivals Arsenal. However she greater than made up for that within the the rest of Chelsea’s WSL video games in September.
The 26-year-old was instrumental because the champions scored 10 objectives in successive wins over Everton and Manchester United, each of whom try to problem the large golf equipment this season.
Kirby scored the opening objective in each video games, whereas she additionally acquired two assists in opposition to the latter.
Total, the England worldwide made 12 possibilities within the WSL in September, making her the league’s most artistic participant by a ways throughout the month.
Kirby, whose profession was threatened by a coronary heart situation throughout the 2019/20 marketing campaign, has been again to her finest for the reason that begin of final season.
“Fran is so pushed, formidable and aggressive, she is available in day by day with the need to maintain getting higher. I believe she will have one other nice season and an excellent Euros,” Chelsea boss Emma Hayes mentioned firstly of September, referring to Euro 2022 on house soil in the summertime.
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