Chelsea heavily represented in Ballon d’Or shortlist

Kirby was crucial in our WSL title winning campaign last season, registering 16 goals and 11 assists.

She has started the current season in fine form too, scoring two and assisting four, and is hoping to help fire us towards our fourth WSL title in five years.

Kirby is no stranger to individual awards, after being named Football Writers Association Footballer of the Year award at the end of the 2020/21 season.

Pernille Harder has also made the list after a successful first season at the Blues.

The Danish international, who signed for Chelsea on a three-year contract, has won the Danish Player of the Year on six consecutive occasions, as well as winning the Forward of the Season in 2019/20 Women’s Champions League.