Analysis: Why Grealish Is World-Class

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Jack Grealish became the first £100m English player in history, leaving his boyhood club Aston Villa for the Champions of England, Manchester City. In this video, let's take a look at what made Pep Guardiola and City shatter their transfer record on the mercurial Englishman.

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Timestamps:
00:00 Introduction
00:14 Strengths Overview
00:26 Progressive Passing
01:36 Ball Carrying
02:10 Dribbling
02:50 Foul-winning Ability
03:16 Weaknesses Overview
03:24 Goal Scoring
03:54 Ball Dominance
04:39 Where does he fit at City?
04:44 Helps Foden?
04:50 Helps Sterling?
05:03 Can he be a number 10?
05:36 Summary

Transcript:

Jack Grealish has become the first Englishman to cost 100 million, joining Man City from his boyhood club Aston Villa. Let’s analyze his game and see what makes him so good.
Grealish has 5 main strengths:
• Build-up passing
• Creativity
• Ball-carrying
• 1v1 dribbling
• Ability to win fouls

Strengths – Build-up passing
Grealish is one of the best ball-progressors in the world, possessing the ability to get the ball up-field with his passing regardless of opponents. His ability to quick scan and analyze his surroundings coupled with his technical skill is unparalleled among wingers in the Premier League.
His passing statistics are outstanding, ranking among the best in the league. In terms of evading pressure and progressive passing, there are not many better than Grealish.

Strengths – Creativity
Grealish possesses an exceptional final ball, often creating chances on a plate for his teammates. His ability to conjure magic out of nothing is a big reason why England fans have fallen in love with him.
In terms of both quality and quantity of shots created, Grealish profiles exceptionally well. Since Villa’s return to the Premier League, he has carried their creative burden on his back.
One of his biggest qualities is his ability to create a variety of chances. His arsenal of final passes allows him to attack opponent defenses in ways more than one. Through-balls, cut-backs, crosses, Grealish can do it all.

Strengths – Ball-Carrying
Grealish has the ability to carry over long distances, a quality that allows him to influence games even when his passing isn’t fully accurate. He is deceptively quick, enabling him to get past opponent midfielders with ease.
Just like his passing stats, Grealish’s carrying numbers are also top-class. While his 20/21 numbers were great, his 19/20 stats were not far behind.
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Strengths – 1v1 dribbling
Grealish is a strong dribbler and consistently beats players one-on-one. While Grealish was a frustrating dribbling to begin with, he has understood now how to put his quick feet to use in order to dribble past players.
Grealish’s dribbling numbers improved considerably in the 20/21 season compared to 19/20, going from above average to excellent. If he can maintain these stats, he will be unstoppable out wide.
Grealish is quick with his feet and mind, allowing him to beat players with ease. In most cases, there is only one way to stop Grealish and that is by fouling him.

Strengths – Foul-winning ability
Grealish’s foul-winning ability is the most unique aspect of his game. His capacity to initiate contact in order to win free-kicks and penalties is a boon to the way Aston Villa play, relieving pressure when things get difficult.

Over the last 2 years, Grealish has been the most fouled player in the league by far. By winning fouls in dangerous areas, he creates shots and goals out of nothing.

Despite his strengths, Grealish has 2 question marks around him:
• Lack of goalscoring threat
• Ball-dominance

Weaknesses – Lack of goalscoring threat
While Grealish is a great creator, he is not a direct goal threat. In fact, he has never scored more than 8 goals in a season in his career.
Grealish’s goalscoring struggles are due to his average movement off-the-ball and his inability to get on the end of chances as a result.
Right now, Grealish is a scorer of great goals rather than a great goalscorer. If he can even score 12 goals every season, he will be one of the world’s best players.

Weaknesses – Ball-dominance
Aston Villa were designed to get the best out of Grealish, allowing him to put up excellent stats.
He was asked to do everything for Villa and was the team’s main option every time they got the ball.
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