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Cuthbert, Ji nominated for PFA Women’s Player of the Year

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Two of the Chelsea women’s squad have been nominated for the prestigious honour

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Two Chelsea midfielders have been nominated for PFA Women’s Player of the Year. They will look to keep the award at the club after Fran Kirby earned the accolade last season.

Ji So-yun returns to the shortlist having also won the award in 2015. If victorious, she would be the first player to ever win the award twice, since it was introduced in 2013. She’s been also included in the PFA Team of the Year in three of the last four seasons.

Erin Cuthbert, just 20 years old, has earned a dual nomination, having also been shortlisted for Young Player of Year.

Both of the players will be featuring for their respective national teams in this summer’s World Cup, but not before finishing the season with the Blues, who still have a Champions League semi-final and a pair of league games to contest.

Eden Hazard has also been nominated for the men’s award. The winners will be announced on April 28th.


Full list of POTY nominees:

Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea)
Steph Houghton (Manchester City)
Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal)
Nikita Parris (Manchester City)
Keira Walsh (Manchester City)
Ji So-yun (Chelsea)

Full list of Young POTY nominees:

Sophie Baggaley (Bristol City)
Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea)
Alisha Lehmann (West Ham)
Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal)
Georgia Stanway (Manchester City)
Keira Walsh (Manchester City)