WSL Stats: Which players are top for goals, shots, tackles, saves and more?

Beth Mead and Sam Kerr

The 2021/22 Women's Super League season has already delivered some mouthwatering football in the two game weeks so far.

With 39 goals scored scored across the board and some shock results, there's been plenty of talking points – including the best performers on the pitch.

Here are some crucial statistics from the opening two weekends of the WSL, courtesy of FBRef.

Goals

Arsenal teammates Vivianne Miedema and Beth Mead currently lead the goal scoring table with three each. The duo have scored six of the Gunners' seven goals in the season so far.

Assists

Mead also leads the way for assists provided so far (2), but she is joined by three others at the top of the list.

Alex Greenwood (Man City), Katie McCabe (Arsenal), and Ella Toone (Man Utd) all have two assists to their name as well.

Beth Mead

Shots

Pernille Harder of Chelsea has taken the most shots so far this season with 10, but has been wasteful in regards to hitting the target. 

Teammate Sam Kerr and Leicester's Natasha Flint have been the most accurate – registering five shots on target each. Kerr also boasts an average of 4.05 shots on target per 90, the most in the league.

Clean sheets

Brighton's Megan Walsh has a 100 percent clean sheet rate so far, with her side sat top of the league right now.

The Seagulls are the only team yet to concede a single goal in the WSL this season. 

Megan Walsh

Saves

Despite Walsh keeping the most clean sheets, it's Hannah Hampton who has tallied the most saves this season so far.

Aston Villa's summer signing has made nine saves for her new side and sits ahead of Mackenzie Arnold (West Ham) and Sandy MacIver (Everton) on eight saves each. 

Hannah Hampton

Tackles

Three players are tied for the most tackles won this season. Sarah Mayling (Aston Villa),
Victoria Williams (Brighton), and Rachel Rowe (Reading) have all tallied seven successful challenges.

Tottenham's Ashleigh Neville has made the most tackle attempts (11) but has been successful in just five.

Passing accuracy

Manchester City defender Alanna Kennedy boasts an impressive 95.8 percent passing accuracy, the current highest in the WSL.

Spurs goalkeeper Tinja-Riikka Korpela is second with 94.4 percent, and Chelsea's Jess Carter has 93 percent.

Alanna Kennedy

Red/Yellow cards

West Ham's Hawa Cissoko is the only player to have received a red card in the WSL so far this season. The defender was given her marching orders through a straight red against Brighton in Gameweek two.

Katie McCabe (Arsenal), Maisie Symonds (Brighton), and Abbey-Leigh Stringer (West Ham) have all been shown yellow twice this campaign, meaning each player has a 100 percent booking to appearance ratio so far.

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Key passes

With an impressive 10 key passes, Alex Greenwood leads the line with her creativity from the full-back position. She trumps more attacking players like Kirsty Hanson (Man Utd) and Fran Kirby (Chelsea), who have eight key passes each.

Alex Greenwood

Fouls

Stringer's two yellow cards come off the back of her high foul rate. The West Ham midfielder has committed nine fouls, ahead of Anna Anvegard (Everton) and Veatriki Sarri (Birmingham) with eight.

Most fouled 

Alisha Lehmann of Aston Villa has been fouled the most times this season so far. The Swiss winger has drawn in eight fouls, ahead of Arsenal's Beth Mead (7), Ria Percival and Jessica Ngunga of Tottenham (6).

Alisha Lehmann

Clearances

With an impressive 14 clearances, Deanna Cooper of Reading tops this list. 

Molly Bartrip (Spurs) and Jess Carter (Chelsea) make up the rest of the top three with 13 and 12 clearances respectively.

Interceptions

Dutch international and Brighton centre-back Danique Kerkdijk has made the most interceptions (11) this season, ahead of Alex Greenwood (Man City) and Rebecca Holloway (Birmingham) both on nine.

Danique Kerkdijk

Crosses

Chelsea's Guro Reiten and Manchester City's Lauren Hemp are tied for the most crosses put in so far this campaign. The two attackers have completed 12 crosses, with three of those each being passed into the box.

Expected goals (xG)

There are currently three players with the highest xG in the WSL. Chelsea duo Pernille Harder and Sam Kerr along with Brighton's Inessa Kaagman all have an overall xG 1.7.

These three are expected to score the highest amount across the season so far based on the quality and quantity of shots taken.

Kerr leads the way for the highest xG/90 with 1.39, meaning the Aussie star is expected to score at least one goal per 90 minutes. 

Sam Kerr

Touches

Manchester United defender Ona Batlle has taken more touches (191) than any other WSL player this season.

The Spaniard leads this tally ahead of Manchester City duo Alex Greenwood and Steph Houghton, who have both taken 184 touches so far.

Players dribbled past

Not a single player from the typical 'big' teams have made this top three.

Reading forward Rachel Rowe has dribbled past the most players (10) so far. Mayumi Pacheco (Aston Villa) and Veatrikki Sarri (Birmingham) have both evaded seven players with their clever footwork. 

Rachel Rowe

Carries into penalty area

When it comes to progressing into the box with the ball, Manchester City's Janine Beckie leads the line.

The Olympic gold medallist has made six carries into the penalty area, while teammate Hayley Raso sits just behind her with five.

Nutmegs

Everybody loves a cheeky nutmeg. The aesthetically pleasing move has been pulled off three times by Aston Villa's Mayumi Pacheco, the most in the league so far.

Teammate Alisha Lehmann has nutmegged an opponent twice in the games so far.

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