Eniola Aluko celebrates after Chelsea’s the FA Cup win at Wembley
The 46th Women’s FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea is set to see a competition-record crowd venture down Wembley Way, to watch two sides which include 12 senior England internationals.
Players such as striker Eniola Aluko – the star of Chelsea’s win over Notts County in last year’s final – and legendary Arsenal forward Kelly Smith may be familiar names, but the domestic game in England now boasts more overseas stars than ever before.
So who are the players to look out for on Saturday?
Manager Emma Hayes has called her Chelsea’s ‘little magician’ and South Korea forward Ji So-Yun certainly has the skill to conjure up goals for the Blues.
Having netted the only goal in last year’s final and in Chelsea’s 2015 semi-final win over Manchester City, Ji’s goals were crucial to her side winning their first major trophy.
And the 2015 PFA Women’s Player of the Year has been at it again in the cup already this year, as her precise free-kick saved Chelsea in the semi-finals against City in April, sending the match into extra-time, when they had looked destined for a frustrating exit.
Unquestionably one of the most skilful female players in the world, Ji has the natural ability to steal the limelight at Wembley and be a match-winner once again.
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Arsenal’s African hotshot
Nigeria forward Asisat Oshoala, who has 11 goals in 17 international appearances, could be one of Arsenal’s wildcard picks on Saturday.
The 2015 BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year, who finished as the top scorer at the Women’s Under-20 World Cup in 2014, joined the Gunners from Liverpool in March and scored on her …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper