European champion Mason Mount has been nominated for the PFA men’s Young Player of the Year award while four members of Chelsea Women’s double-winning squad are in the running for the PFA women’s Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year honours.
Mount enjoyed a stellar second campaign in the first team at Stamford Bridge.
He made more appearances under both Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel than any other Blues player and it was the 22-year-old’s wonderfully weighted pass in the Champions League final that led to Kai Havertz’s winner against Man City.
The academy graduate was voted Chelsea’s men’s Player of the Year by supporters last month and is also in contention to be named Premier League Player of the Season and Premier League Young Player of the Season.
Mount is the only member of Blues’ men’s senior squad to have been nominated for either the PFA Player of the Year award or PFA Young Player of the Year accolade. The other nominees are Declan Rice, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Bukayo Saka, Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden.
It is a very different story among Emma Hayes’ squad, however. Chelsea clinched the Women’s Super League and Women’s League Cup last term while also reaching the final of the UEFA Women’s Champions League.
Sadly for the Blues, that game ended in a heavy defeat to Barcelona yet that didn’t diminish what has been another excellent campaign.
Unsurprisingly, Fran Kirby and Sam Kerr have both been nominated for the PFA Women’s Player of the Year award.
The two players dovetailed superbly through the Super League campaign, with Kerr leading the scoring charts with 21 goals and Kirby the assist standings with 11.
The latter also notched 16 times for the Blues in the league, which helped Hayes’ side record the most wins (18) and points (57) ever claimed in a season.
Also in the running for the Player of the Season honour is Chelsea goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger.
The 30-year-old produced several outstanding displays across the campaign in both the Champions League and Super League. She claimed the golden glove award for keeping 12 clean sheets in the Super League and also earned her first caps for Germany this season.
Niamh Charles, meanwhile, has been nominated for the women’s PFA Young Player of the Year award. The versatile 21-year-old arrived from Liverpool last summer and spent much of the campaign playing either on the left or the right of the Blues’ back four.