GOALS GALORE: Brighton & Hove Albion matches the ones to … – FAWSL Full-Time

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The unofficial magazine of the Barclays Women's Super League
CRAWLEY, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 20: Danielle Carter of Brighton is mobbed by team mates in celebration as she scores the teams second goal from the penalty spot during the FA Women’s Super League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Liverpool at Broadfield Stadium on November 20, 2022 in Crawley, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images) NOTE: FAWSL Full-Time uses images provided by the following image agencies via OneFootball: Getty Images (https://www.gettyimages.de/)
Goals have been produced in every single game, we are still awaiting the first stalemate of the season while just three matches have resulted in the points being shared. It is fair to say that Barclays Women’s Super League teams go all out to win, creating an exciting product for the fans to watch both in the stands and around the world on television.
If you want to see lots of goals, who are the most exciting teams to watch? FAWSL Full-Time have been looking at the statistics and here is everything that you need to know.
The Entertainers
It’s maybe a surprise to some but games involving Brighton & Hove Albion have produced the most goals so far this season. The Seagulls’ matches have produced five goals-per-game on average. That average has been helped by a nine-goal thriller with West Ham United and an 8-0 mauling by Tottenham Hotspur. In terms of goals scored, Brighton & Hove Albion are actually the joint-third lowest scorers in the Barclays Women’s Super League.
Chelsea’s matches are the next highest contributor of goals with an average of 3.90 goals-per-game. The Blues have netted an impressive 31 goals in just 10 games. Six of their matches have produced four goals or more. Along with Tottenham Hotspur, Emma Hayes’ side have recorded the biggest away win of the season so far, an 8-0 victory over struggling Leicester City.
Aston Villa matches have been the third most entertaining. The Villans’ matches have averaged 3.56 goals-per-game, that average has been boosted by the goals of the Barclays Women’s Super League’s joint-top scorer Rachel Daly who has eight to her name so far. Signing Daly in the summer was arguably one of the very best deals done in the last transfer window, if not the best.
Quieter Encounters
Everton are the only club in the Barclays Women’s Super League to have an average of less than 3.00 in terms of goals produced in their games. The Blue Girls’ matches have been the most uneventful by some margin with just 2.22 goals-per-game recorded. Four of Everton’s nine games have been 1-0 wins or defeats. Chelsea’s 3-1 win at Walton Hall Park in October is the only Everton fixture which has produced more than three goals.
There is a Merseyside trend to the bottom of the ‘goals produced’ table with Liverpool being second-bottom. The Reds’ matches have averaged just 3.00 goals-per-game but that won’t concern manager Matt Beard with Liverpool aiming for a keenly-contested season following their promotion from the Barclays Women’s Championship in May. Despite contesting some of the tighter encounters, Liverpool have actually been involved in some thrillers with The Reds playing out 3-3 draws with Brighton & Hove Albion and Reading.
Another club who have a 3.00 goal-per-game average in their matches is Leicester City. Just a third of their matches have produced four or more goals with that 8-0 defeat to Chelsea being the big low point. Excitement has been in short supply for fans of The Foxes who have witnessed their side score just twice in nine matches. The East Midlands side are the only club in the Barclays Women’s Super League without a point, however, the fact that a third of their games have been lost 1-0 will offer new boss Willie Kirk some hope that if Leicester City can find some goals of their own, they might be alright.
The Barclays Women’s Super League returns following the mid-season break on the weekend of 14-15 January 2023.
Statistics: Soccerway
I am the editor and owner of FAWSL Full-Time magazine. I have been reporting on men’s and women’s football at various levels since summer 2015. Some of the events which I have reported from include the 2017 UEFA Women’s European Championship, 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup, FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019, SSE Women’s FA Cup final, Emirates FA Cup final, UEFA Europa League, English Football League and various international matches.
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