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Women’s Super League Most Valuable Players: Sam Kerr, Alessia Russo and Miedema Lead
- Sam Kerr leads the list of the most valuable players in the Women's Super League
- Kerr will lead Chelsea's charge for another title as the new season kicks off this weekend
- Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City players dominate the top 10 list
The new season of the Women's Super League will kick off on October 1 with all 12 teams in action. Aston Villa will host Manchester United as defending champions Chelsea entertain Tottenham Hotspur in what are expected to be the matches of the round.
Emma Hayes will be gunning for a fifth consecutive title with Chelsea. The Blues were taken all the way to the last day by surprise package Manchester United, but after some decent reinforcements in the summer transfer window, they will be confident of another dominant season.
The Red Devils have lost key players like Alessia Russo and Ona Battle and it remains to be seen whether Marc Skinner can repeat last season's heroics with the arrival of Brazilian star Geyse.
Arsenal fans will be disappointed by their early Champions League elimination but will be looking forward to an attack of Russo and the returning Vivianne Miedema and Beth Mead, as captured on the club's website.
Ahead of the league return, Sports Brief takes a look at the most valuable players in the league. Having scored 54 goals in 67 league appearances, Sam Kerr leads the list, followed by the aforementioned Arsenal trio.
Only Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City have players in the top 10, as captured by Soccerdonna.
Most valuable players in the Women's Super League
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NB: Russo has been ranked ahead of Mead because she is four years younger than her new Arsenal teammate despite a similar value. Khadija Shaw and Leah Williamson are locked into a tie because they are both 26 years old.
Ashleigh Plumptre joins Saudi side Al Ittihad
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Nigerian international Ashleigh Plumptre has joined Saudi outfit Al Ittihad, where she will continue with her professional footballing career.
According to a statement by the Saudi outfit, the defender has left English club Leicester City Women on a free transfer.
The 25-year-old made the headlines following her impressive performances for the Super Falcons at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand.