26: Beth England
It’s fair to say 2020 couldn’t have started any better for a striker who only popped into the top 100 for the first time last year, but whose performances earn a rightful jump to the edge of the top 25 in 2020. Beth England couldn’t do wrong before COVID-19 halted the calendar, scoring eight league goals in just the first two months of the year, including an incredible strike in the title deciding match against Manchester City. It wasn’t just in the league either, England popped up with both goals, including a stoppage time winner, as Chelsea won the Continental Cup final. Key additions to the Chelsea team over the summer mean she hasn’t started every game so far this season, but has still found the net several times and worked her way towards become a regular for the Lionesses. Overall, a year to be proud of for England.