Haaland, Mead, Salah, Kerr: The most valuable Premier League and WSL XIs

The most valuable Premier League and WSL XIs

The Women’s Super League got off to a dramatic start this weekend, with 22 goals scored in total as record attendances were set across the country.

Aston Villa stunned Manchester City, Liverpool earned a shock victory over Chelsea, and Manchester United and Arsenal both achieved 4-0 wins.

With interest in the WSL higher than ever, clubs are paying an increasing amount of money for players, with Keira Walsh moving from Manchester City to Barcelona for a record £400,000.

With this in mind, we used evaluations from Soccerdonna to list the most valuable XI in the WSL, comparing it to the most valuable Premier League XI according to Transfermarkt.

The most valuable Women’s Super League XI (4-1-3-2)

GK: Manuela Zinsberger (Arsenal) – €110,000/£96,600

RB: Ona Batlle (Manchester United) – €225,000/£197,500

CB: Leah Williamson (Arsenal) – €250,000/£219,500

CB: Magda Eriksson (Chelsea) – €250,000/£219,500

LB: Guro Reiten (Chelsea) – €200,000/£175,500

Chelsea star Magda Eriksson
BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 18: Magdalena Eriksson of Chelsea looks on during the FA Women’s Super League match between Liverpool FC Women and Chelsea FC Women at Prenton Park on September 18, 2022 in Birkenhead, England. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

CDM: Laia Aleixandri (Manchester City) – €180,000/£158,000

RM: Beth Mead (Arsenal) – €250,000/£219,500

CAM: Pernille Harder (Chelsea) – €400,000/£351,200

LM: Fran Kirby (Chelsea) – €300,000/£263,400

ST: Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal) – €450,000/£395,000

ST: Sam Kerr (Chelsea) – €450,000/£395,000

Arsenal star Beth Mead
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 16: Beth Mead of Arsenal in action during the FA Women’s Super League match between Arsenal WFC and Brighton & Hove Albion WFC at Meadow Park on September 16, 2022 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

Nearly half of the WSL’s most valuable XI is made up of Chelsea stars, with Magda Eriksson, Guro Reiten, Pernille Harder, Fran Kirby and Sam Kerr all featuring.

Given the Blues have won the WSL for the past three seasons, it is easy to see why their players are among the most valuable in England. Kerr’s astonishing goal-scoring record makes it no surprise that she is the joint most valuable player.

She is joined by Vivianne Miedema, who is the all-time top goalscorer in the WSL. Arsenal are also represented by Manu Zinsberger, Leah Williamson and Euro 2022 Golden Boot winner Beth Mead.

Manchester City’s new signing Laia Aleixandri, listed as one of the ten most promising young players in 2020, earns a spot in the team. Manchester United’s Ona Batlle completes the line-up.

The most valuable Premier League XI (4-1-3-2)

GK: Alisson Becker (Liverpool) – £45 million

RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – £72 million

CB: Wesley Fofana (Chelsea) – €58.5 million

CB: Rúben Dias (Manchester City) – £67.5 million

LB: Andy Robertson (Liverpool) – £58.5 million

CDM: Phil Foden (Manchester City) – £81 million

Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 03: Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool looks on during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Liverpool FC at Goodison Park on September 03, 2022 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

RM: Mo Salah (Liverpool) – £81 million

CAM: Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) – £76.5 million

LM: Jadon Sancho (Manchester United) – £67.5 million

ST: Erling Haaland (Manchester City) – £135 million

ST: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) – £81 million

Manchester City star Erling Haaland
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 17: Erling Haaland of Manchester City in action during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at Molineux on September 17, 2022 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Manchester City’s marquee signing Erling Haaland is by far the most valuable player in the Premier League, and his recent goalscoring form shows exactly why. The £51.5 million City paid for the 22-year-old almost looks like a bargain.

He is joined by teammates Rúben Dias and Phil Foden, but it is Liverpool with the most players in the XI.

Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson and Mo Salah all feature, despite their side’s recent downturn in form.

Wesley Fofana and Harry Kane are the sole representatives of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur respectively, while Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho complete the line-up.

In contrast to the WSL’s most valuable XI, there is no Arsenal player in the Premier League equivalent.

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