SSE Women's FA Cup

SSE Women's FA Cup - Player of the Round

TWO years ago Fran Kirby fired Chelsea to an SSE Women's FA Cup final that ended in defeat, now she wants to rewrite history at Wembley.

Such are the honours already picked up by the 24-year-old forward it comes as a surprise to learn Kirby has yet to win an FA Cup.

A cup-tied spectator in 2015 as new side Chelsea beat Notts County to lift the trophy and she was then powerless to stop Arsenal beating the Blues to the title at Wembley the following summer.

That season it was her extra-time goal that got Chelsea to the final and now, having downed holders Manchester City with a brace in the semi-final - a performance that saw her earn the SSE Women's FA Cup player of the round award - she wants to go one better.

"Of course it's nice to have personal recognition", she said. "But it's all about getting the team trophy, that's what's on my mind at the moment and anything personal is just a bonus.

I'm really looking forward to the final, it's a massive honour to be able to play at Wembley.

"It would mean everything to me. When you're growing up the FA Cup means so much, it's such an historic trophy to win.

Kirby was also named both the Professional Footballers' Association and the Football Writers' player of the year this week and, while she insists her focus is on winning silverware with her team, those awards have not gone unnoticed.

Tickets are now on sale for the SSE Women's FA Cup Final on Saturday 5th May at Wembley Stadium. Tickets are on sale here.


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