Chelsea forward Lauren James has been selected as the Women’s Super League’s Player of the Month for November.
The 22-year-old was in prolific form last month, scoring 5 goals in just 3 matches for the Blues, including her first WSL hat-trick in the 5-1 win over Liverpool.
James’ two other goals came against Leicester City during the 5-2 victory at Kingsmeadow a couple of weeks ago.
The winger has played a key role as Emma Hayes’ side have maintained their lead at the top of the WSL table. They are three points ahead of second-place Arsenal, who they face this weekend.
James beat five other nominees to win the accolade
The England international was up against fellow teammate Aggie Beever-Jones for the award. The forward had a very productive month in front of goal, scoring four times, three of which came as a substitute against Aston Villa, Everton and Leicester. She also got on the scoresheet as a starter in the win over Liverpool.
Four other players were nominated, including Bristol City’s Amalie Thestrup, Arsenal’s Lotte Wubben-Moy, Liverpool’s Sophie Roman Haug and Manchester City’s Khadija Shaw.
The Chelsea star was also in top form for her country
James has continued to hit the back of the net whilst on international duty. Although she did not score as the Lionesses came from 2-0 to beat the Netherlands, the forward bagged another hat-trick as Sarina Wiegman’s team thrashed Scotland 6-0 on Tuesday night.
Unfortunately, the result was not enough to secure qualification for the Olympics, which was a major disappointment for James and the rest of the squad. Chelsea fans will hope that she channels her frustration in the right way by putting in another great performance against Arsenal on Sunday.