Lauren James: Arnold Clark Cup’s best young player

Lauren James has been crowned the Arnold Clark Cup's most promising young player.
Lauren James with the Arnold Clark Cup and NXGN Trophy

Lauren James of England has earned the NXGN Player of the Tournament title at the Arnold Clark Cup, an honor awarded to the best young player on display.

James was a standout player for the Lionesses as they defended the Arnold Clark Cup, defeating South Korea, Italy, and Belgium.

After earning a penalty and scoring her first senior international goal, the 21-year-old awarded Player of the Match in England’s opening game. Due of her performance, Leah Williamson, her captain, called her “a cheat code.”

She delivered a fantastic assist for Rachel Daly against Italy, and she finished her campaign by putting up Chloe Kelly to start the scoring against Belgium. It means she is the NXGN’s Player of the Tournament. Aslo, an interesting spin upon the Arnold Clark Cup’s best young player.

James has been in fantastic form for Chelsea this season, and he is now transferring that success to the international stage ahead of the Women’s World Cup this summer, with the striker almost set to be on the plane to the event as a consequence.

Lauren James

Lauren James was born in September 29, 2001. She is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Chelsea in the Women’s Super League. She is a major forward for the England women’s national team.

James’ Club Career

When she was 13 years old, Lauren was found by Arsenal and she started training with the club’s boys’ squad. Yet after two years, she received a promotion to the first team. James made her Arsenal debut on September 29, 2017, coming in in the 67th minute to replace Lisa Evans. At that match Arsenal won by 2-0 win over Everton in the 2017-18 season. She thereby became the second-youngest player to make her debut for Arsenal in such a fantastic manner.

James became part of Manchester United’s first professional team on July 13, 2018. By that would made her participate in the newly reorganized 2018-19 FA Women’s Championship. On August 19, she made her competitive debut for Manchester United in a 1-0 League Cup victory over Liverpool. She scored the first two goals in United’s first Championship game of the 2018-19 season. The match ended in a 12-0 triumph away to Aston Villa. Lauren was named FA Women’s Championship player of the month for September after scoring three goals in Manchester United. As as result that became undefeated start to the season for the club. Lauren scored four goals in a 7-0 league win over Crystal Palace on April 20, 2019.

More about her transfers and club news

James scored United’s first WSL goal in the 71st minute of a 2-0 win over Liverpool on September 28, 2019. James was out for two weeks later in United’s 3-0 league victory away at Tottenham Hotspur after receiving two yellow cards. On December 16, James signed her first professional deal with the club. As United’s leading scorer for the 2019–20 campaign, James was selected for the PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year shortlist, this include four players.

On March 27, 2021, James set up the opening goal in a 2-0 league victory over West Ham United. It’s the first FA WSL game at Old Trafford.

James signed a four-year contract with Chelsea on July 23, 2021. On March 27, 2022, she scored her first goal for the team in a 9-0 away win over Leicester City.

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