As we head into the winter break, Chelsea Women are in third place following their shock draw to Liverpool Women last Sunday. However, the Blues have a game in hand and will need to secure three points against Everton later in the season if they want to harbour any hopes of challenging for the title.
The first half of the season has seen Chelsea perform admirably beating Arsenal Women, Manchester City Women and Manchester United Women, taking out three of the best sides in the FAWSL. The result of these wins has come from standout performances from several of their players but none more so than Maren Mjelde. The Norwegian midfielder was forced into playing at right-back early on in the season after a long term injury to Hannah Blundell. Having played at centre-back before moving to right-back, this move represented another shift in role and position but one that Mjelde has accommodated expertly.
This scout report will take a closer look at the attributes Mjelde has shown over the first few months of the season and how she’s made the right-back position her own. We will use tactical analysis to identify her strengths and qualities that have translated from her versatility across several positions.
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