The Scout pinpoints players who can build on their performances last season and enjoy big success in 2021/22 Fantasy Premier League.
Max Aarons (NOR) £4.5m
The Norwich City defender produced two goals and two assists in their Championship-winning 2020/21 campaign.
Raiding forward from right-back, Aarons’ creativity was a standout feature for Norwich.
His total of 61 key passes was second only to playmaker Emiliano Buendia (£6.5m) among team-mates last term.
That highlights his growing importance to Norwich in light of the latter’s departure to Aston Villa.
Aarons scores v QPR
Crucially, Aarons’ attacking numbers also fare well compared with other defenders in Fantasy last season.
Only three created more chances in 2020/21. And his 28 shots were bettered by just six players in that position.
Norwich’s defensive record last season suggests they have improved since their previous Premier League campaign in 2019/20.
They conceded just 36 goals last term, second only to the 30 of Watford.
By comparison, Norwich let in 56 goals during their Championship-winning 2018/19 season.
When that clean-sheet potential is combined with his attacking influence, Aarons is worth considering from Gameweek 5 when Norwich’s schedule improves significantly.
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