Date: 15th April 2018 at 7:36pm
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Chelsea Ladies dominate the nominees for the Women’s Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year 2018 award with five players named on the six-woman shortlist.

With The Blues sitting pretty at the top of the Women’s Super League and face Wolfsburg in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League this season, Emma Hayes’ side have been rewarded with five of their star players being put forward for the top honour.

England internationals Fran Kirby and Millie Bright are in contention for the gong, alongside South Korean playmaker Ji So-yun, Norwegian midfielder Maren Mjelde and Switzerland forward Ramona Bachmann.

Manchester City’s Jill Scott.

Manchester City and Lionesses midfielder Jill Scott is the only non-Chelsea candidate.

Meanwhile the contenders for the Women’s PFA Young Player of the Year 2018 are Manchester City’s Ellie Roebuck, Georgia Stanway and Keira Walsh, Chelsea’s Erin Cuthbert, Everton’s Gabby George and Bristol City’s Lauren Hemp.

Both winners will be announced at the PFA awards dinner in London on Sunday, April 22.

Chelsea’s Fran Kirby celebrates scoring (right).

PFA Chief Executive, Gordon Taylor OBE, said, “The PFA Awards is always a special occasion and one of the biggest nights in football’s social calendar.

“For the winners who are honoured at the awards, there can be no greater personal accolade than that of being recognised by your peers; an honour to be cherished.”

Written by Dan Church

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