15: Vivianne Miedema
The first and second halves of 2018 could hardly have gone more differently for Miedema. She scored two league goals in an injury-hit start to 2018, but was on target in Arsenal’s FA Cup final defeat and she has taken off this new season. Miedema has already bagged 13 WSL goals this time around, including two hat-tricks, and is well on her way to breaking the golden boot record before Christmas. The Netherlands have also benefited from her hot streak: she scored in both legs of the World Cup play-off against Switzerland to help them make it to France next summer.
Joe Montemurro, Arsenal manager:
“Vivianne is an intelligent, creative footballer with immense attacking qualities in the final third and she’s having a fantastic season so far.”