Vivianne Miedema, Caroline Weir: The nominees for GMS Fans’ WSL February Player of the Month

GMS Fans' Feb Player of the Month

Though there were only two rounds of WSL fixtures in February, fans were still treated to some thrilling action. 

Chelsea and Arsenal faced off in a top of the league clash, and while the game finished goalless, there was certainly enough drama as the Blues were denied a late penalty. 

At the other end of the table, Leicester enjoyed an outstanding month –– winning both of their games, to move clear of Birmingham in last place. 

As ever, there were a number of standout individuals. We’ve chosen six who impressed us the most and now it’s up to you to decide who wins the GMS Fans’ Player of the Month award. 

Vivianne Miedema

Though Miedema uncharacteristically failed to score in February, she was still as influential as ever –– playing deeper than usual in order to have more of a creative impact.

This was best evidenced against Man United. Arsenal trailed the Red Devils with just 10 minutes to go before the Dutch star threaded an exquisite through ball into the path of new signing Stina Blackstenius, who calmly slotted home. 

Some fans described the pass as one of the ‘best of all time,’ while others acknowledged that Miedema is far more than just a striker. 

So far this season, the 25-year-old has 15 goal contributions in total –– more than anyone else in the league. 

Caroline Weir

When Manchester City play Manchester United it seems almost inevitable that Caroline Weir will score, and that’s exactly what happened again in February. 

In 2019, the Scot scored a sumptuous chip that was nominated for the Puskás Award and her strike last month was almost identical. 

Take a look at Weir’s goal here

Weir’s chip proved to be decisive as City held on to secure three crucial points and boost their chances of securing Champions League football next season. 

Jess Carter

Carter has been at Chelsea since 2018 but this season the defender has been one of the most improved players in the league. 

The Blues kept back-to-back clean sheets in February, and Carter was impressive on both occasions. 

Her superb form led to an England call-up, where she featured in all three games of the Arnold Clark Cup. 

Rebecca Spencer

Tottenham have the third-best defensive record of any team in the league, which explains why they are fighting for Champions League football next season. 

In February, Spencer kept clean sheets against Brighton and Birmingham as Spurs won both games. 

The 31-year-old has been an inspired signing since joining on a free transfer in 2019 and will be vital in the coming months as Tottenham bid to qualify for European football. 

Jemma Purfield

Leicester secured victories over West Ham and Birmingham to strengthen their chances of survival this season. 

Purfield was at the centre of the action in both games — scoring against Birmingham and assisting one of three goals versus the Hammers. 

After a slow start to her career with the Foxes, the 25-year-old is finding form at just the right time. 

Millie Bright 

Carter is not the only Chelsea defender who deserves recognition. 

Indeed, with captain Magdalena Eriksson injured, it was down to Bright to marshall the defence — which she did superbly.

Bright’s notable form also carried over to England, where she scored a late winner against Germany to help England win the Arnold Clark Cup.

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