Midfielders at Arsenal and Chelsea and a dynamic Manchester United full-back are among those on our list

In 2020 we have seen stars flood into the Women’s Super League — five US World Cup winners, European player of the year Pernille Harder, the all-time record goalscorer for the NWSL and W-League Sam Kerr, and the return of the newly crowned Fifa’s The Best player of the year Lucy Bronze. We have been spoiled. We have expected big things from them and, on the whole, they have delivered.

Who, though, are the lesser-known one’s to watch in 2021? The ones who have arrived in England with much less fanfare or have quietly risen through the ranks. There are many. Women’s football is enjoying increased investment and young players have benefited from better facilities and coaching from a much younger age than the more senior WSL players. That is only going to get better. In 2021 our top five to watch are:

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