Team of the year – Who has impressed in the Women’s Super League this season?

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The Women’s Super League play draws to a adjacent connected Sunday with the rubric inactive up for grabs arsenic Chelsea and Arsenal conflict it retired to go champions.

Here the PA quality bureau takes a look astatine immoderate of this season’s stand-out players.

Mary Earps (Manchester United)

Earps has had a stellar play betwixt the sticks for United. The broadside person been pushing for a Champions League spot and Earps has helped their extremity quality by keeping 10 cleanable sheets truthful far.

Alex Greenwood (Manchester City)

Originally a full-back, Greenwood has slotted successful astatine centre-back this play for City. With skipper Steph Houghton retired injured for the bulk of the campaign, Greenwood has stepped up to the sheet astatine the bosom of the defence and has been an ever-reliable beingness for Gareth Taylor’s side.

Millie Bright (Chelsea)

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Millie Bright (right) has been an important portion of Chelsea’s run (Adam Davy/PA)

Bright has flourished successful the Chelsea backline and is simply a cardinal cog successful Emma Hayes’ instrumentality arsenic the Blues propulsion for different WSL title. The England defender has started successful each Chelsea crippled truthful acold this season, putting successful assured and calm performances astatine the back.

Katie McCabe (Arsenal)

One of the astir versatile players successful the WSL, McCabe has played successful astir each outfield presumption connected the transportation this season. Able to run astatine full-back, down the helping oregon up front, the Republic of Ireland skipper works good successful Arsenal’s build-up play and has provided plentifulness of assists this season.

Ashleigh Neville (Tottenham)

Neville has been an important subordinate successful the Spurs defence and has made contributions astatine either extremity of the transportation this season. The full-back is known for her pugnacious tackling but has besides featured further up the field, scoring 2 league goals.

Lauren Hemp (Manchester City)

Despite a tricky commencement to the play for City, Hemp has been an incredibly accordant performer for her team. Working down the wing, she has go a cardinal portion of City’s onslaught some arsenic a extremity scorer and provider. Her efforts person seen her notch 9 goals and six assists truthful acold this term.

Ella Toone (Manchester United)

Still lone 22, Toone is 1 of the astir breathtaking young prospects successful the league. The midfielder has built connected awesome play past twelvemonth with United and has continued to advancement this run arsenic 1 of the starring assistance providers, arsenic good arsenic scoring six goals truthful far. This play besides saw her go the archetypal pistillate subordinate to scope 100 nine appearances for United.

Beth Mead (Arsenal)

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Beth Mead has contributed some assists and goals for Arsenal this play (Steve Paston/PA)

The England planetary has been a important root of creativity for the Gunners connected the wing. Mead leads the mode successful presumption of assists truthful acold but has besides got herself connected the scoresheet aggregate times this season, including a fantastic extremity from region successful the 7-0 triumph against Aston Villa earlier this month.

Bunny Shaw (Manchester City)

After signing past summer, Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw has enjoyed a good debut play for City. She scored connected her archetypal WSL quality for the nine successful their 4-0 triumph implicit Everton successful September, and enactment 4 past Brighton past month. The 25-year-old Jamaica planetary volition beryllium anxious to supply much of the aforesaid adjacent season.

Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal)

The all-time WSL grounds goalscorer has had different coagulated play for Arsenal arsenic they person gone head-to-head with defending champions Chelsea successful the rubric race. The accomplishment of Sweden striker Stina Blackstenius successful January saw Miedema driblet into a fig 10 relation for immoderate games, meaning that she turned supplier arsenic good arsenic continuing to situation for the WSL Golden Boot with her objective finishing.

Sam Kerr (Chelsea)

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Sam Kerr leads the mode for this year’s WSL Golden Boot grant (Steven Paston/PA)

Kerr has had different hugely awesome play for Chelsea and is starring the contention for this year’s Golden Boot. The prolific Australia guardant has been invaluable arsenic the Blues propulsion for a 3rd consecutive WSL title, including scoring a last-minute victor against Aston Villa successful March to assistance permission Chelsea with a one-point pb implicit Arsenal heading into the last round.

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