Reece James' Sister Lauren Joint Top-Scorer in WSL After Brace vs Leicester

Reece James' Sister Lauren Joint Top-Scorer in WSL After Brace vs Leicester

Rene Otinga
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Lauren James was on the score sheet once again for Chelsea women’s team
  • The promising youngster scored a brace as Chelsea beat Leicester on Sunday
  • She is currently topping the charts in the top scorers list in the WSL

Lauren James’ form has been so superb this season that she is currently the top scorer in the Women's Super League

The Chelsea women’s team sank Leicester City in their latest league game as Lauren James scored twice to increase her goal tally to six.

She opened the scoring after only 70 seconds, benefiting from a mistake from Sam Tierney.

Lauren James
Lauren James has six goals in the WSL. Photo by Visionhaus.
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Three minutes later, Lauren was crucial for his side’s second goal as she latched onto a pass from Sam Kerr, but Janina Leipzig saved her shot only to rebound off Courtney Nevin for Chelsea’s second goal.

Leicester showed some composure as they pulled a goal back from Jutta Rantala.

But as reported on BBC, Chelsea restored their two-goal lead as Kerr slotted home from Niamh Charles’ cross.

There was still time for a goal before half-time, as Leicester once again reduced the deficit to one goal. Tierney scored from close range after a free kick was saved.

Lauren James then put the result beyond doubt with a neat chip at the hour mark, and Agnes Beever-Jones’ header rounded off a superb performance from Emma Hayes’ team, who sit top of the table with 22 points, three ahead of Arsenal.

WSL top scorers

Thanks to her brace, Lauren James went the top in the top scorer charts with six goals. She is level with Manchester City ace Khadija Shaw and Tottenham’s Martha Thomas.

Interestingly, the race for the Golden Boot in the WSL is a tight affair, as at least nine more players have four or more goals. Here is what the charts look like after eight matches, as seen on ESPN:

Lauren James 6 goals

Khadija Shaw 6 goals

Martha Thomas 6 goals

Jill Roord 5 goals

Agnes Bever-Jones 5 goals

Elisabeth Terland 5 goals

Nikita Parris 4 goals

Sjoeke Nüsken 4 goals

Rachel Williams 4 goals

Why Lauren James admires Hazard

Sports Brief also reported Lauren James’ dribbling and why she admires Eden Hazard.

While speaking to Sky Sports before Chelsea’s clash against Tottenham, James was asked by former Blue Karen Carney who she preferred between Messi and Ronaldo.

James leaned towards Messi but quickly added that she prefers Eden Hazard simply because of how the Belgian plays.

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