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Max Aarons: In Focus

25 March 2020

After stepping up to his first season in the Premier League, just 19-years old at the time, Max Aarons has impressed heavily throughout the course of the 2019-2020 season.

Playing the most minutes of any City player in all competitions, yet being the second-youngest to feature, here’s Aarons' top three performances this season. ⬇

3. Aston Villa (A)

Despite the result, Aarons was a consistent outlet of both defensive and attacking quality in this fixture.

On multiple occasions, Aarons showed dominant displays of physicality and pace, bursting down the by-line to whip cross after cross into Villa’s 18-yard box. The only downfall to this was the end product, one notable example being Sam Byram’s header drifting just wide of the far post in the 58th minute.

On top of that, Aarons had an 84.1% pass success rate, earning the young right-back a 7.52 rating on Whoscored.com, his third-best performance by stats this season.

2. Tottenham (A)

Another unfavoured City result, yet another outstanding Aarons performance.

Statistically his second-best game in the Premier League this season, Aarons’ performance against Spurs was rated at 7.54, marginally outdoing the Villa fixture, according to Whoscored.com.

Bringing the usual package you’d expect from the right-back, Aarons was a nightmare for the Tottenham defence to deal with. In fact, Aarons was such a handful for Spurs he even won the penalty that led to City’s only goal of the game!

1. Leicester (H)

Speaking of setting up the only goal scored in a game, it’s only right that Aarons' best game this season came when the Canaries hosted the Foxes at Carrow Road.

Convincingly his best performance this season by statistics, Aarons was rated at 7.77 in this game, thanks to his solid defensive display, as well as his fine assist for Jamal Lewis’ stunner.

It was a battle of the Brits down the side-line, as Aarons came up against England international Ben Chilwell. When all was said and done, the 20-year old right-back came out on top, breaking away from the Leicester defence to whip in the cross that gave Lewis the chance to win the game for the Canaries.

The Stats

In the Premier League, Aarons has averaged a rating of 6.52 this season, after spending the second-most League minutes on the pitch, with 2430 played.

Aarons has also started the second-most league games, with 27. Only Teemu Pukki has started more this season, with 28.


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