Aston Villa’s Grealish has been one of the best players in the Premier League both this season and last, having contributed to 14 goals in 36 league games last campaign, which resulted in the Villains staying up in England’s top flight by a single point ahead of Bournemouth, courtesy of a Grealish goal against West Ham United on the last day of the season at the London Stadium which earned his side a vital 1-1 draw.
This season, Villa have improved significantly, which has brought the best out of the 25-year-old, as he has five goals and nine assists in 15 league games, as well as being second on the big chances created charts, having made 12, just two less than City’s superstar Kevin De Bruyne.
Alike Foden, Grealish is versatile and can play on the wings due to the pace and power the Birmingham-born midfielder has. The Villa man played three times in the Nations League for England, impressing when appearing, despite not making a goal contribution, although he made an assist in each of England’s friendly games last year against both Wales and the Republic of Ireland.
Southgate seemed to have been reluctant to initially pick the Villa man, but in the last 18 months, the form he has shown in the Premier League has been irresistible which will surely see him selected in England’s Euro 2021 squad.
Grealish has the odds of 1/5 to make it into England’s 23-man squad for the Euros and if creativity is anything to go by, he doesn't just get in the team, but prehaps starts.