Chelcee Grimes on golden boot glory as she believes Beth Mead set to scoop award

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Singer and footballer Chelcee Grimes believes Beth Mead has what it takes to lift two trophies ahead of the Women's Euro final at Wembley on Sunday (July 31).

Not only does she think England Women could go all the way, but she believes Arsenal striker Mead has a very good shot of beating German rival Alexandra Popp to win the Golden Boot.

England's number 7 has already amazed fans with her dazzling displays in this year's campaign, where she's netted six goals – just one behind Alan Shearer's Euro record.

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She fired Sarina Wiegman's team in front in the semi-final against Sweden after a phenomenal turn and finish to bury the ball in the back of the net following an exquisite cross from Lucy Bronze.

It didn't take long for the Lionesses to run riot at Bramall Lane with a second half thrashing thanks to goals from Bronze, Alessia Russo and Fran Kirby.

Now Daily Star Sport spoke to the Soccer Aid star to discuss her thoughts on the Women's Euros – and what she thinks will go down in the fierce encounter on Sunday.

She said: "I mean Mead's last goal was great, the volley on the turn without evening look at the goal, it's insane.

"But it's been her tournament. She'll be going for that game knowing she'll get the opportunity to play for the Golden Boot trophy.

"And she's one goal away from Shearer's Euro record like that's the time we're living in now. Anything can happen, we know that with football."

Grimes added: "It would be great to get the double whammy, winning the Euros and getting Golden Boot."

There's no idea whether Weigman will play the same starting XI as she has already throughout the tournament, but Grimes feels as though one player has proved their spot.

She revealed: "At the minute Alessia Russo is a super sub – that's what she's doing, coming on and scoring goals.

"But I can't get in the manager's head, but surely if you're coming on and doing that you should be starting.

"Then again, we've gotten to the final, you'll want to play it safe and Russo might just feed off starting on the bench by watching the game and then coming on."

Previously, Jordan Nobbs had her say on the Women's Euro after naming two top Lionesses who have impressed her in the campaign.

She told Daily Star Sport: "Naturally Beth Mead is one to look out for. But if you look at the other wingers like Lauren Hemp, her speed and pace is frightening.

"I think it already makes defenders think twice about getting up the pitch.

"For the Lionesses, they're two players in top form and Beth has been there getting the goals."


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