Casey Stoney, Vicky Losada and Danielle Carter have all been named in the PFA’s eleven of the year, rewarding their individual performances for the club in 2015.
Centre-half and former England captain Stoney had an excellent season and it is only natural to see her named in the PFA 11 as she was consistent in performing at the highest level for the club. She made 21 appearances in 2015, scoring one goal and helped the club to 12 clean sheet during the season.
Spanish playmaker Vicky Losada had a good first season in the FA WSL, making 18 appearances and scoring two goals. Her quality on the ball and vision, mixed with good passing made her an interesting selection from the FA WSL players.
Center-forward Danielle Carter was another logical choice by the FA WSL player as she had a storming season in attack. Despite often played out of position on the wing, Carter contributed greatly with her running down the wing at pace and excellent delivery.
She played 22 games and scored 7 goals and made a superb contribution to the team’s attacking threat.
The full team:
- GK – Hedvig Lindahl (Chelsea)
- RB – Lucy Bronze (Manchester City)
- CB – Niamh Fahey (Chelsea)
- CB – Casey Stoney (Arsenal)
- LB – Alex Greenwood (Notts County)
- Mid – Vicky Losada (Arsenal)
- Mid – Izzy Christiansen (Manchester City)
- Mid – Ji So-Yun (Chelsea)
- Mid – Jill Scott (Manchester City)
- CF – Danielle Carter (Arsenal)
- CF – Beth Mead (Sunderland)
It is a quite a logical 11 voted by the players as all those players performed very well for their clubs. Nevertheless, there was a funny tweet from Manchester City’s Lucy Bronze about the PFA XI:
Surprised only 3 Chelsea players (only one 'attacker') after the emphasis on their attacking players last year?? https://t.co/7MvZH7M9YY
— Lucy Bronze (@LucyBronze) April 21, 2016
Congratulations to Casey, Vicky and Danielle for their superb 2015 season and hopefully an even better one in 2016.