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Jack Grealish the superstar. The man with the short socks who glides all over the pitch with incredible agility. Jack Grealish is a special footballer and only those who have not watched him wouldn’t agree. He performs very well in almost every match and his impact is very visible in the Aston Villa team.
Jack Grealish didn’t just start performing well in the Premier League. He was already seen as a top talent in the English Championship but there were a few doubts as to whether he could replicate his performance in top-flight English football. Now, Jack Grealish is not only Aston Villa’s best player but also one of the best players in the English Premier League. The English international has been sought for by other Premier League clubs like Manchester United and Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp himself knows best how dangerous Grealish can be since he scored twice and had a hat trick of assists in Liverpool’s 7-2 demolition against Aston Villa earlier this season.
Jack Grealish is an expert at finding himself in the right position to cause damage. He knows exactly when to release the ball and is very creative. He knows how to read the game very well and gets into the final third very often. However, does not only get into the final but also gives a large number of passes in the final third. In the Premier League this season, Grealish averages 42 passes per match with a completion rate of 42%. He also has 6 assists already this season. This shows how dangerous he is when he is around the opposition’s box.
Another aspect of Jack Grealish’s play that he is very good at winning fouls. The opposition finds him very dangerous and most times resort to fouling him. His dribbles and runs are very crucial in the Aston Villa team. Last season, Grealish was fouled 167 times in the Premier League, becoming the player to have won the most fouls in a single Premier League campaign. He achieved this record with over 8 games remaining until the end of the season. Opponents have more than enough reason to keep a watchful eye on the English talisman.
Perhaps the only aspect Grealish needs to work on is how often he shoots. His goal ratio is not very high compared to other playmakers in Europe but that is not his major role in the Aston Villa team. If he gets a few more goals, he would surely be considered as one of the best players in the world.