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The Promoted: Krul can match Etheridge returns

The Scout 29 May 2019
Tim Krul

The Scout says the Norwich City goalkeeper can provide excellent value in FPL this season

The Scout looks at the Fantasy Premier League prospects of the three promoted sides.

Norwich City: Defence

Tim Krul (£4.5m) can be among the best cut-price goalkeepers in FPL.

Norwich's custodian managed 13 clean sheets in his 46 appearances for the Championship winners in 2018/19.

But it is his ability to produce saves that will increase his value in FPL.

Krul's total of 136 saves was the fourth-highest tally in the division and more than any of his promoted rivals.

This suggests Krul could mirror the displays that Neil Etheridge produced for promoted Cardiff City this season.

Passing interest

Etheridge was the top-value player in FPL thanks to his ability to combine clean sheets with save points.

Starting at £4.5m for the Bluebirds, he went on to total 154 points.

Norwich's possession-based style of play also lifts Krul's potential in the Bonus Points System (BPS), which decides how bonus points are awarded.

Players who attempt at least 30 passes in a match can score in the BPS and the Dutchman made 1,541 passes in 2018/19, more than any FPL goalkeeper.

Dangerous defenders

Norwich also have a number of attack-minded defenders, with Max Aarons (£4.5m) a big threat down the right.

Raiding forward in a 4-2-3-1 formation, Aarons was involved in eight goals this season, more than any defensive team-mate.

He produced two goals and six assists, compared with the four assists of fellow full-back Jamal Lewis.

Centre-back Ben Godfrey (£4.5m) also caught the eye after producing four goals and two assists in 26 starts.

Ultimately, though, it is Krul's all-round potential for saves, bonus points and clean sheets that can make him the go-to pick in the Norwich defence for 2019/20.

Also in this series

Part 2: Pukki can be next season's Jimenez
Part 3: Back Sheffield United at home
Part 4: Clinical Sharp to copy Murray
Part 5: Chester leads Villa's set-piece threat
Part 6: Villa midfield can offer value

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