Position: Defense. Category: 93. Country: Sweden
On the seventh date of the FAWSL, a great match between Arsenal and Chelsea was played, a very important match to take advantage and get closer to the top of the tournament where Manchester United leads alone.
The Chelsea captain was one of the outstanding players of the match along with her partner Bright. The defender had controlled nothing more and nothing less than the league scorer Miedema, without letting her turn and anticipating her plays.
At the start he knew how to offer firm passes and control the rhythm of the game when they suffered high pressure from the rival forwards. Although he also had to use the resource of long passes, many reaching the destination desired by the captain.
In the moments of siege of the rival team, Eriksson had his personal duel with the figure of the Arsenal, Beth Mead. In all her heads-up games, the defender “blue” knew how to win both in takes and in hand-to-hand combat. The only moment that Mead won the duel, it was in Arsenal’s 1-0 where the forward anticipated Eriksson in a big way.
His match stats:
- Domino 3 of 4 in tackles.
- He won 10 of 11 in duels.
- He made 3 clearances in the game against Arsenal.
- He made 70 touches and had 71% pass efficiency.
- He did not commit any fault and received 1 in favor.
Her back teammate, center-back Millie Bright, was also one of the great figures of the match and the one who helped control Arsenal’s forwards with 6 clearances and 5 interceptions.
Magdalena Eriksson is one of the best players in the FAWSL and is also irreplaceable in the Swedish national team where in the last 3 games played she has been the figure 2 times. So far in the English league, he has an average of 78% take-offs per game. Chelsea announced midweek that they renewed their contract until 2023.
Data source: @NwslAnalitica