Euro's Squad: Lionesses

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Leah Williamson

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No. 8

Arsenal centre-back and newly names Lionesses captain Leah Williamson may well take up a different role to her usual domestic placement. Due to her progressive nature and exceptional ball playing skill, Williamson could assume a variation of the number 6 role, pairing up with Keira Walsh in a double pivot. However, she is also able to slip back into her trade centre-back role at the drop of a hat, further gifting England with a number of potentially fluid formation options.

Williamson is decisive and rational; a player who is largely purposeful with every touch. The 25-year-old harbours a quality passing range, so much so in fact, that she could easily be regarded as one of the best in the world at filtering progressive passes from back to front. The benefits of having Williamson on the field are endless, from leadership and tact, to playmaking and quality possession.

Photograph courtesy of the FA.