Women's Football

WSL team of the week - gameweek 8

Jamie Spencer
Chelsea's stars were excellent again this week
Chelsea's stars were excellent again this week / Clive Rose/GettyImages
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There a number of outstanding individual performances in the latest round of WSL fixtures, with those from Chelsea, Manchester City and West Ham particularly impressing.

Here's a look at 90min's selections for WSL team of the week...

Read: WSL results roundup - gameweek 8


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Georgia Stanway
Georgia Stanway is doing a great job as emergency right-back / Clive Brunskill/GettyImages

Mackenzie Arnold (GK) - West Ham: Made several saves that contributed to the Hammers securing a narrow win over a dangerous Tottenham side. A welcome first clean sheet since shutting out Manchester City.

Georgia Stanway (RB) - Man City: Playing at right-back hasn't been easy in recent weeks, but she has adapted well and got on the scoresheet. She was even prepared to go in goal in the event of an emergency.

Justine Vanheavermaet (CB) - Reading: The Royals are on an impressive run and the Belgian both scored and helped her team keep another clean sheet - a third in the last four WSL games.

Alex Greenwood (CB) - Man City: Bounced back from a disappointing week last time out to command her team's game at the back. Saw plenty of the ball and was always ready to step up into midfield.

Katerina Svitkova (LB) - West Ham: The wing-back was strong up and and down the left flank for the Hammers, getting forward but never failing to neglect vital defensive duties.

2. Midfielders

Caroline Weir
Caroline Weir was the catalyst for Man City's big win / Clive Brunskill/GettyImages

Drew Spence (CM) – Chelsea: Slotted into the Blues midfield and bossed things for her team. Good on the ball and strong in the tackle, which completely stifled what Birmingham were able to do.

Yui Hasegawa (CM) – West Ham: Crucial to the Hammers getting a much-needed first win since gameweek four. Disciplined off the ball and was always looking to play in Tottenham's half.

Caroline Weir (CM) – Man City: Scored her team's important breakthrough goal against Aston Villa. That extra level of class with the ball at her feet in the key moment was what City needed to get the ball rolling.

3. Forwards

Sam Kerr
Sam Kerr was Chelsea's hat-trick hero / Clive Rose/GettyImages

Simone Magill (RF) - Everton: That is now two weeks in a row the Northern Ireland international has come off the bench to score a late goal and secure a result for the Toffees - this time it was a winner.

Sam Kerr (ST) - Chelsea: A first-half hat-trick against Birmingham puts her comfortably out in front in the WSL Golden Boot race. Has scored more than a goal per game this season.

Fran Kirby (LF) - Chelsea: Scored the first and fifth goals of Chelsea's rout to take her WSL tally for the season to six and her strike rate to an average of one every 89 minutes.


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