Manchester United captain Katie Zelem is becoming a common name on the Lionesses squad list of late. With United heavily contending for domestic acclaim, Zelem’s profile as a possession-based and precision-led central midfielder has become fundamental to her club. Zelem is best used in a double pivot in which she is able to step out and ping pinpoint passes forward whilst still maintaining a level defensive cover.
Excelling in deadball situations, Zelem is a prolific set-piece taker and set-piece scorer. From both corners and free-kicks, Zelem’s deadly right foot sees her as an essential component in goal creation as she assists others. She is also renowned for scoring from the corner flag which is never a bad trick to pull out the bag.
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