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FPL breakthroughs: Aarons a creative force for Norwich

The Scout 24 Jul 2021
Max Aarons, Norwich

The Scout reckons Canaries right-back has big assist potential in Fantasy this season

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.

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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.

Clean-sheet potential

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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