WSL team of the week: Gameweek 6

Ali Rampling
Chelsea beat Manchester United in the WSL on Sunday
Chelsea beat Manchester United in the WSL on Sunday / Nathan Stirk/GettyImages

Gameweek six in the WSL served up two new managers in the dugout, a nine-goal thriller and a blockbuster clash.

Arsenal moved to the top of the table with victory over Leicester, Chelsea ended Manchester United's perfect start to the season and Brighton ran out 5-4 winners over West Ham.

But which players shone in particular? Here's 90min's team of the week for gameweek six in the WSL.

Goalkeeper and defenders

Danielle Turner
Turner has impressed for Villa this season / Harriet Lander/GettyImages

GK: Manuela Zinsberger (Arsenal) - Made a series of impressive saves to keep her fifth clean sheet in six WSL appearances this term, including an impressive stop with her feet to keep out CJ Bott, and an acrobatic save to tip a Missy Goodwin effort over the bar.

CB: Dan Turner (Aston Villa) - Helped Villa to their first clean sheet since September, limiting Liverpool to a single shot on target. Has already formed a strong central defensive partnership with Anna Patten and is fast becoming one of Villa's biggest signings of the summer.

CB: Esme Morgan (Manchester City) - Moved to centre back and handed the captain's armband for City's clash with Reading, and impressed with her distribution and calmness in possession. Helped halt any potential Reading attacking threat, as the Royals failed to register a shot on target.

CB: Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal) - Helped the Gunners to another clean sheet despite missing first choice centre back pairing Leah Williamson and Rafaelle, and set up Stina Blackstenius for Arsenal's fourth goal with a fabulous, floated pass over the top of the Leicester backline.


Frida Maanum, Catlin Foord
Maanum was on the scoresheet again for Arsenal / Ross Kinnaird/GettyImages

RM: Lisa Evans (West Ham) - An absolute menace all afternoon and unfortunate to not be on the winning side. Scored West Ham's opener inside two minutes, before setting up a grand stand finish with a pair of surges down the right and wicked deliveries from which Viviane Asseyi netted twice.

Frida Maanum (Arsenal) - Continued her fine goalscoring form with an instinctive finish with the outside of her foot. Brought so much energy, running and drive to the Arsenal midfield, and is simply oozing confidence at the moment.

CM: Sophie Ingle (Chelsea) -
Quickest to react to Millie Turner's loose pass to play in Sam Kerr for Chelsea's opening goal in their key victory over Manchester United. So key out of possession, making it difficult for United to play through the middle.

LM: Lauren Hemp (Manchester City) -
Instrumental in all three of Manchester City's goals against Reading with a series of trademark slalom runs down the left. Got the assists for the first two after her deliveries were turned into her own net by Emma Mukandi, before weaving through an assortment of Reading bodies and finding Mary Fowler in the build up to her side's third.


Sam Kerr, Erin Cuthbert, Guro Reiten
Karr netted Chelsea's opener / Nathan Stirk/GettyImages

FW: Dan Carter (Brighton) - Had a hand in four of Brighton's five goals during their breathless victory over West Ham, scoring two, putting one on a plate for Veatriki Sarri and producing the cross that was palmed into the path of Jorja Fox for her side's fifth goal. Led the line magnificently and was a constant threat with her running and pressing.

FW: Sam Kerr (Chelsea) - Had a hand in Chelsea's opening two goals, scoring the first by creating an inch of space and finding the bottom corner, before smartly picking out Lauren James on the edge of the box for her side's second.

FW: Veatriki Sarri (Brighton) - A thorn in the side of West Ham all afternoon with her creativity and trickery. On the scoresheet in the first half with superb movement and a poacher's finish - her first Brighton goal.