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PFA Vertu Motors WSL Fans' Player of the Month - April nominees

There are six nominees for April's WSL award | Simon Cooper/PA Archive/PA Images | PFA Vertu Motors
There are six nominees for April's WSL award | Simon Cooper/PA Archive/PA Images | PFA Vertu Motors /

90min is the home of the PFA Vertu Motors Fans’ Player of the Month Award for the 2021/22 & 2022/23 seasons.

Each month, you can vote for your favourite players across five divisions of English football, for the chance to win incredible prizes, including the opportunity to present the award to the winning player.

Your WSL nominees for April are...

1. Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea)

Erin Cuthbert
Erin Cuthbert has been Chelsea's beating heart / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Appearances: 3
Goals: 0
Assists: 1

Erin Cuthbert didn't bring numbers in front of goal in April, but her displays at the centre of Chelsea's midfield were crucial to the Blues getting three back-to-back wins and underpinning their title challenge.

The Scot played consistently well throughout the month, bringing energy that gave Chelsea's attacking players ahead of her a platform to perform, passing well and being able to recycle possession as well.

2. Bethany England (Chelsea)

Bethany England
Bethany England is proof of the value of squad depth / Bryn Lennon/GettyImages

Appearances: 3
Goals: 3
Assists: 1

Chelsea have had to rely on squad depth at times this season, with Bethany England particularly coming back to the fore in the unfortunate absence of Fran Kirby and contributing enormously to three wins in April.

England started two of Chelsea's three victories during the month and had a direct involvement in three of the eight goals across those two games - a brace against Reading and an early opener against Tottenham.

3. Lauren Hemp (Man City)

Lauren Hemp
Lauren Hemp is scarily consistent / Henry Browne/GettyImages

Appearances: 3
Goals: 2
Assists: 2

Lauren Hemp has been a huge factor in Manchester City's flawless form in the second half of the season, with April no different as she made massive contributions to the team collecting maximum points.

Hemp was electric as always and both scored and assisted within minutes of each other against Leicester, with another quick-fire goal and assist against Brighton a week later as well.

4. Sam Kerr (Chelsea)

Sam Kerr
Sam Kerr is marching towards the golden boot / Lewis Storey/GettyImages

Appearances: 3
Goals: 4
Assists: 0

Sam Kerr took her WSL goal tally for the season to 18 with another four goals to her name in April, netting at least once in all three of Chelsea's games - important goals as well.

Her quick-fire second-half brace killed off the game against Reading, followed up by a goal in each of Chelsea's successive matches against Tottenham that both proved to be decisive in the end.

5. Beth Mead (Arsenal)

Beth Mead
Beth Mead has really hit form in recent months / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

Appearances: 2
Goals: 2
Assists: 1

Beth Mead cemented her place in WSL history in April by breaking Karen Carney's all-time assist record, notching her 36th in the competition in the comfortable win over Everton.

Mead also netted herself against the Toffees, having previously scored against Leicester as well. Arsenal won both of their WSL matches during the month to help push the title race to the final day of the season.

6. Khadija Shaw (Man City)

Khadija Shaw
Khadija Shaw more than doubled her WSL goal tally in April / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Appearances: 3
Goals: 5
Assists: 0

Khadija Shaw hasn't been a regular starter for Manchester City, but the Jamaican international staked her claim for a bigger role ahead of next season during what was a prolific April for her.

She netted the killer second goal to wrap up the points against West Ham, then briefly returned to the bench against Leicester, but plundered four goals in the critical thrashing of Brighton.

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