Sam Kerr of Chelsea Chelsea Women v Manchester City Women, WSL football match, Kingsmeadow Stadium, Kingston upon Thames, UK - 11 Oct 2020 Photo: Chloe Knott for The FA

Chelsea duo and Arsenal forward nominated for Asia’s Choice Player of the Year gong

Chelsea duo Ji So-yun and Sam Kerr and Arsenal’s Caitlin Foord have been nominated for the Best Women’s Player of the Year 2020 at the Asia’s Choice – Fan Awards.

The trio will come up against seven other players as fans vote for their preferred winner of the award.

South Korean international midfielder Ji remains one of the most consistent performers for both club and country. The 29-year-old helped Chelsea to last season’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League title and a first FA Women’s Continental League Cup success. Ji recently became the first overseas player to play 100 Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixtures for her club and there is undoubtedly plenty more to come from her time at Kingsmeadow.

Ji’s Chelsea teammate Kerr moved to the club 12 months ago and she has found her feet in the English game despite a year which has been severely disrupted through COVID-19. Like Ji, Kerr was a double winner with The Blues last season while she has generally played very well this term, scoring in big games against both Manchester clubs and recently netting a hat-trick against West Ham United. Kerr has shown some real determination to overcome a demoralising performance in Chelsea’s 2-0 FA Women’s Community Shield victory over Manchester City in August and go on to star for her side.

Another Australian international who moved to England at the start of the year was Arsenal’s Foord. Due to last season’s early curtailment to the Barclays FA Women’s Super League, Foord had to bide her time to impress at Meadow Park but she has certainly hit the ground running this term, scoring six league goals in 10 appearances. Foord’s quality in the opposition box has helped reduce some of the goalscoring pressure placed upon teammate Vivianne Miedema.

A full list of the nominees for the Asia’s Choice – Fan Award can be found by clicking here. Voting closes on Friday with the winner being announced on 24 January.

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