Saturday, September 30, 2023

Who is the best player in the England national team?

Nagore Dominguez
Fran Martinez

The England team, led by Sarina Wiegman, is a team full of stars and big names in every rank. During the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand There were players who stood out from the rest at certain moments, each of them being the protagonist in different parties. Ella Toone was once again crucial in an important game. This time, in the semifinals against Australia, it was a draw where Lauren Hemp showed her best level. Alessia Russo has been the player with the best attacking performance and the most shots on target for the national team (12).

Away from the limelight and with the stats in hand, The most prominent player to date has been Alex Greenwood. Manchester City’s defense has been the one that Sarina Wiegman has used the most. He played everything.In his legs he gets 570 minutes Totals since the start of the tournament against Haiti. Even though he plays as a central defender in England’s current 3-4-3 system, he has great influence and weight in the team’s game. She is the second player in the tournament to have made the most key passes (14).just behind Tere Abelleira (23), who takes the pivot position.

To this we must add that she is also the English player who More shootings ensued and fifth overall, tied on points with 23 players like Ona Batlle and Salma Paralluelo. To understand England’s style of play at the moment when they take out the ball played from behind, one has to focus on Greenwood. Manchester City were the catalyst after Leah Williamson’s anterior cruciate ligament injury that prevented him from competing in the World Cup has gained prominence in the ball-out, a role that Leah fulfilled. That’s what made him the player who touches the most counts (669) the English team.

in defense, The achievements of Lucy Bronze also deserve special mention. For now, the Barça player is the one who has hit the most balls (20) from the English team. Despite this, Sarina uses Bronze as a winger and focuses more on attack. After the injury of Keira Walsh, Sarina’s regular midfielder, and the suspension of Lauren James, the Netherlands coach changed her scheme from 4-3-3 to 3-4-3.

The sanction that keeps Lauren James from being the best

In the round of 16 match against Nigeria, Lauren James made a serious mistake that kept her out of the next two games: she kicked an opponent on the back. After a fight with Michelle Alozie, the Nigerian player ended up on the ground and was run over by the Chelsea player. After VAR review The yellow card he originally saw turned red and he hasn’t played since.

Despite this, Lauren James sShe is still the player with the most assists in the entire championship (3), equal on points with Mina Tanaka (Japan) and Kadidiatou Diani (France). His superb performance against China, where he was involved in five of England’s six goals, provided three assists and scored two goals, continues to put him at the top of World Cup statistics. is the 2nd player in the World Cup with most goals and assists per 90 minutes played (1.89), just behind Rebecka Blomqvist (1.94). and add one +2.2 difference between targets and expected targets Chelsea are at the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Nagore Dominguez

Nagore Domínguez is an aspiring journalist. Passionate about sports in general and in love with football despite having played handball for ten years. She is an experienced writer and always tries to convey her feel for football through articles to the readers. He also lives with passion on Sundays when motorcycle races take place. …

Fran Martinez

An Andalusian dives into sports data and statistics. He graduated in Mathematics and completed his Masters in Secondary School Teachers at the University of Seville. He then obtained a master’s degree in mathematics education from the University of Granada. He worked as a professor at the University of Granada for a year and is currently Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Jaén, passionate about journalism. On Twitter, we’ve been sharing data and stats at @LaLigaenDirecto for more than 11 years. Always with a ball…

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