Aaron Wan-Bissaka took big step towards proving his few doubters wrong on Saturday

Crystal Palace held on for a respectable point against Everton, who dismantled Manchester United last time out, at Selhurst Park on Saturday and in no small part thanks to Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who registered another world-class performance at right-back.

The Englishman’s athletic displays in defence have earned him a number of admirers all over Europe, including the aforementioned Red Devils, who are surely keen to replace Antonio Valencia this summer.

Showcasing intelligence beyond his years in his ability to read his opponents’ minds before swooping in for a crunching slide tackle, the 21-year-old has even stolen Wilfried Zaha’s limelight at SE25 since making his debut in February last year. However some feel that, with just two assists to his name this campaign, the number 29 doesn’t offer enough on the front foot to make a big impact at one of the top clubs:

Aaron Wan-Bissaka v Everton

The former winger completed a match-high seven dribbles – more than the talismanic Zaha, who is renowned for his ability to take players on – while also remaining typically solid in defence, completing four interceptions and seven clearances.

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Of course though, with the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold chalking up an incredible nine assists this term, Wan-Bissaka’s impact in the final third is often overlooked. Perhaps his dynamic display on Saturday will help to convince some of his doubters wrong.