Despite us missing out on reclaiming our WSL title, we still won some silverware this past season.
That is largely, in part, down to our striking sensation, Vivianne Miedema.
The Dutch hotshot has not only won the Golden Boot for the second consecutive year, but she was also crowned as the Football Writers’ Association Women’s Footballer of the Year.
This sees redemption for Miedema for last season’s decision, where she missed out on the award by a single vote.
Her goals in both the WSL and for her country were the prime reasons why Miedema triumphed. Jen O’Neill, chair of the FWA’s women’s sub-committee, said “This was a close-run decision because of the brilliant breakout season that Beth England had with the Lionesses and WSL champions Chelsea.”
O’Neill also said “"However, Vivianne's clinical efficiency in front of goal and her seemingly effortless poise, can mean her all-round ability and footballing intelligence are sometimes overlooked. She is a worthy winner and a world-class performer.
"With more assists than any other WSL player this season, she is also a valuable creator of openings for team-mates, dropping to collect the ball and playing in others, or making space with her movement."
The fact that Miedema not only grabs goals but is also top in assists evidences her all-round attacking play and how she is currently without a rival in that regard.
We may have missed out on the title in this prematurely-ended season, but Miedema continues to thrive and excel, firing us forward with her boots.
The next WSL campaign, currently slated to begin in September, should be even closer than last season. Chelsea have strengthened as have we, and you can be sure that City will bankroll some stellar signings to ensure they are once again in the running for honours.
The season can’t start soon enough. We are itching to see Miedema bang in the goals.