My Current Favourite FAWSL Players

It has definitely been strange watching the FAWSL without the fans in the grounds but it is just really great having the competition back and thanks to the current pandemic situation we have had some great players come into the league that honestly I don't think would have come if the NWSL would have had a regular season in 2020. Players have come over to increase their chances of getting into getting into their countries Olympic teams and continue getting game time to keep. up their fitness. I really do believe that these players coming over has also pushed those who have played in the league for a few seasons as they have a lot of competition now for their space on the team. So here are my current favourite players in the league...

Of course Tobin Heath is on this list. Tobin is one of my favourite footballers and has been for a long time now so to have her in the UK is fantastic. Granted she may have picked the wrong side of Manchester for me but before she picked up her recent injury she was showing us the Tobin we all love. Her quality on the ball is unbelievable and she slotted into the United team really well. I just hope she recovers from her injury soon and soon reaches this great form once again as she can really help United push for that top spot and one of those Champions League places. Fingers crossed Heath also signs a contract extension too to keep her at the club a little longer so fans can see for themselves what she is capable of and not just see it through the TV screen. 

Leah Galton is having an absolutely fantastic season and she is really finding her form at the moment. This season Galton just seems to have really stepped up and has been vital in helping United get as many points as they have. Galton is fantastic at getting forward and creating assists but she is also fantastic at getting a goal when needed too as we have seen plenty of times from her already this season. Galton is definitely going to play a big part in keeping Manchester United in the top 3 of the table and pushing for a Champions League spot which they definitely deserve this season. 

For me Sam Mewis has been one of the best newcomers to the league. She has made a very positive impact on the Man City side and I believe that since she joined the side the team have looked a lot more put together and complete. She has already shown what she is capable of in front of the goal and in the midfield. I really look forward to seeing Mewis' name on the squad sheet as you know that she is definitely going to add that extra threat and depth to the squad that Man City lacked at the end of last season. It is great to see how easily she has slotted into English football and let's hope she is here for plenty more seasons.

If you are looking for a no nonsense defender in the women's game look no further than Mille Bright. Bright has been one of my favourites for quite a few years now as she is a brilliant defender who doesn't mess around and isn't afraid to make a challenge. For me Bright is also one of the most consistent defenders in the league and has really helped Chelsea when it has been needed most, not only with her defending abilities but she is also threat in attack too whether it is a header or a long range strike she isn't afraid to give it a go. I would go as far as saying Bright is my favourite English defender overall at the moment and I hope she is one of the first names on the Team GB Olympic team sheet. 

Since Fran Kirby's return to action after her lengthy illness it is clear she has made plenty of improvements and is back in fine form. I don't know if it is the fight for a place on the team sheet or just to show people she is still capable of being a top quality player but Kirby is possibly in the finest form I have seen from her in years. Chelsea have brought in plenty of quality strikers and midfielders over the past few seasons so competition at the club for game time is fierce but Kirby for me one of the standout names out of those options and she is showing Emma Hayes just what she is capable. I just hope Kirby can stay injury free as this season is really chance for her to shine once more. 

So those players are my favourites at the moment but I am sure by the end of the season more names will be added so who knows there may be an end of season favourites post too. I can't wait until we can finally get back to going to the stadiums to watch games as I am hoping Heath is still over here playing and it is going to be great seeing these players in form and live for a change, watching every week on TV just doesn't cut it with all the talent is on offer. I don't know if it is the fact we can't go watch the games or just the quality of the players who have joined the league and how close it is in the table but I have to say this is my favourite season in a while. 

Who are your favourite FAWSL players at the moment? 

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