The 2021/22 Women’s Super League season has already delivered some mouthwatering soccer within the two recreation weeks up to now.
With 39 targets scored scored throughout the board and some shock outcomes, there’s been loads of speaking factors – together with the very best performers on the pitch.
Here are some essential statistics from the opening two weekends of the WSL, courtesy of FBRef.
Arsenal teammates Vivianne Miedema and Beth Mead presently lead the aim scoring desk with three every. The duo have scored six of the Gunners’ seven targets within the season up to now.
Mead additionally leads the way in which for assists supplied up to now (2), however she is joined by three others on the top of the checklist.
Alex Greenwood (Man City), Katie McCabe (Arsenal), and Ella Toone (Man Utd) all have two assists to their title as nicely.
Pernille Harder of Chelsea has taken essentially the most photographs up to now this season with 10, however has been wasteful with reference to hitting the goal.
Teammate Sam Kerr and Leicester’s Natasha Flint have been essentially the most correct – registering 5 photographs heading in the right direction every. Kerr additionally boasts a median of 4.05 photographs heading in the right direction per 90, essentially the most within the league.
Brighton’s Megan Walsh has a one hundred pc clear sheet fee up to now, together with her facet sat top of the league proper now.
The Seagulls are the one workforce but to concede a single aim within the WSL this season.
Despite Walsh holding essentially the most clear sheets, it is Hannah Hampton who has tallied essentially the most saves this season up to now.
Aston Villa’s summer time signing has made 9 saves for her new facet and sits forward of Mackenzie Arnold (West Ham) and Sandy MacIver (Everton) on eight saves every.
Three players are tied for essentially the most tackles received this season. Sarah Mayling (Aston Villa),Victoria Williams (Brighton), and Rachel Rowe (Reading) have all tallied seven profitable challenges.
Tottenham’s Ashleigh Neville has made essentially the most deal with makes an attempt (11) however has been profitable in simply 5.
Manchester City defender Alanna Kennedy boasts a powerful 95.8 p.c passing accuracy, the present highest within the WSL.
Spurs goalkeeper Tinja-Riikka Korpela is second with 94.4 p.c, and Chelsea’s Jess Carter has 93 p.c.
Red/Yellow playing cards
West Ham’s Hawa Cissoko is the one participant to have acquired a crimson card within the WSL up to now this season. The defender was given her marching orders by means of a straight crimson in opposition to Brighton in Gameweek two.
Katie McCabe (Arsenal), Maisie Symonds (Brighton), and Abbey-Leigh Stringer (West Ham) have all been proven yellow twice this marketing campaign, which means every participant has a one hundred pc reserving to look ratio up to now.
With a powerful 10 key passes, Alex Greenwood leads the road together with her creativity from the full-back place. She trumps extra attacking players like Kirsty Hanson (Man Utd) and Fran Kirby (Chelsea), who’ve eight key passes every.
Stringer’s two yellow playing cards come off the again of her excessive foul fee. The West Ham midfielder has dedicated 9 fouls, forward of Anna Anvegard (Everton) and Veatriki Sarri (Birmingham) with eight.
Alisha Lehmann of Aston Villa has been fouled essentially the most instances this season up to now. The Swiss winger has drawn in eight fouls, forward of Arsenal’s Beth Mead (7), Ria Percival and Jessica Ngunga of Tottenham (6).
With a powerful 14 clearances, Deanna Cooper of Reading tops this checklist.
Molly Bartrip (Spurs) and Jess Carter (Chelsea) make up the remainder of the top three with 13 and 12 clearances respectively.
Dutch worldwide and Brighton centre-back Danique Kerkdijk has made essentially the most interceptions (11) this season, forward of Alex Greenwood (Man City) and Rebecca Holloway (Birmingham) each on 9.
Chelsea’s Guro Reiten and Manchester City’s Lauren Hemp are tied for essentially the most crosses put in up to now this marketing campaign. The two attackers have accomplished 12 crosses, with three of these every being handed into the field.
Expected targets (xG)
There are presently three players with the best xG within the WSL. Chelsea duo Pernille Harder and Sam Kerr together with Brighton’s Inessa Kaagman all have an general xG 1.7.
These three are anticipated to attain the best quantity throughout the season up to now primarily based on the standard and amount of photographs taken.
Kerr leads the way in which for the best xG/90 with 1.39, which means the Aussie star is anticipated to attain at the least one aim per 90 minutes.
Manchester United defender Ona Batlle has taken extra touches (191) than some other WSL participant this season.
The Spaniard leads this tally forward of Manchester City duo Alex Greenwood and Steph Houghton, who’ve each taken 184 touches up to now.
Players dribbled previous
Not a single participant from the everyday ‘massive’ groups have made this top three.
Reading ahead Rachel Rowe has dribbled previous essentially the most players (10) up to now. Mayumi Pacheco (Aston Villa) and Veatrikki Sarri (Birmingham) have each evaded seven players with their intelligent footwork.
Carries into penalty space
When it involves progressing into the field with the ball, Manchester City’s Janine Beckie leads the road.
The Olympic gold medallist has made six carries into the penalty space, whereas teammate Hayley Raso sits simply behind her with 5.
Everybody loves a cheeky nutmeg. The aesthetically pleasing transfer has been pulled off 3 times by Aston Villa’s Mayumi Pacheco, essentially the most within the league up to now.
Teammate Alisha Lehmann has nutmegged an opponent twice within the video games up to now.
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