With Grealish featuring in 16 games last season, that ALL ended up in defeat, the talented 20-year-old was on the back of some persistent abuse from the media last campaign.
Their views, however, only differentiate with the ability the young winger has.
After returning back from being on loan at Notts County in 2014, Grealish made several appearances in the Villa starting 11, putting consistently good performances in week in week out, in a Villa team that avoided the drop and reached the FA Cup final under Tim Sherwood in the 2014/15 campaign.
Grealish showed a real sense of composure and calmness when on the ball, which lightened up the Villa Park surface from time to time.
Having started out at Villa at the age of 6, Grealish has made 34 appearances for the West Midlands club, however failed to make an impact last year, due to the winger never really getting a look-in with Rémi Garde in charge, right up until the Villains’ fate was already sealed.
His ability to ghost past players will be vital when leading the Villa attack this term. Adored by the Villa Park faithful, labelled as “one of their own”, Grealish could be the catalyst of Villa’s romp to promotion this year.