Premier League spotlight: Grealish running the show

๐Ÿˆ @joshratt spotlights @NIU_Football’s game with @BallStateFB as yet another in a big month for the reigning champs.

โž• ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™ช๐™จ which teams have been flying the @MACSports flag so far this season?

#MACtion | #TheHardWay | #WeFly
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/state-of-the-mac-as-conference-play-starts-in-full/

๐ŸŒช๏ธ Marc Cucurella has made the most overlapping runs of any #CFC player so far this season. He’s combined with Sterling (7), Mount (6) and Havertz (6) regularly in his attacking runs.

๐Ÿค• He misses the game against #CPFC with illness. A boost for Palace?

#CRYCHE

๐™’๐™๐™ค ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™๐™ช๐™ง๐™ฉ @SpursOfficial?

These five players are the #Gunners most successful dribblers:

๐Ÿ”บ Saka: 32 (20 take-ons)
๐Ÿ”บ Martinelli: 24 (12 take-ons)
๐Ÿ”บ Jesus: 12 (9 take-ons)
๐Ÿ”บ ร˜degaard: 7 (2 take-ons)
๐Ÿ”บ Zinchenko: 7 (8 take-ons)

#ARSTOT | #AFC

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League leaders #AFC face undefeated #Spurs in 3rd, in a North London Derby that will be a stern test for both of these teams.

A ๐™๐™ช๐™œ๐™š game to restart the @premierleague. Here’s how they match-up. โฌ‡๏ธ

#NorthLondonDerby | #ARSTOT

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Villaโ€™s start

Aston Villa have started their season with intent. Other than Everton, Dean Smithโ€™s side are the only other unbeaten side in the Premier League. Villa have won all three league matches this season, and lie second in the table.

Villa hammered Liverpool 7-2 to make their best start to a season since 1962. They only stayed up on the final day by a point last season with Jack Grealishโ€™s second-half strike at the London Stadium proving to be decisive.

Captain Jack

Grealish, the Villa captain, has shown so far this season this how important he is for Villa and why theyโ€™ve given him a new five-year contract. He became the first player in Premier League history to be involved in five goals against Liverpool, scoring two and assisting three.

Grealish has created 10 chances in three league games so far this season – ย ranked fifth in the list despite playing a game fewer than most. Despite Villaโ€™s struggles last season, the playmaker is only behind Kevin De Bruyne and Thomas Muller for chances created from open play in Europe’s top five leagues since 2019/20.

Signings

The Premier League club appointed a new director of football last summer after last seasonโ€™s transfers didnโ€™t have the desired effect.

Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, full back Matty Cash, Ross Barkley and forwards Ollie Watkins and Bertrand Traore came in to bolster the side, and so far, they have made a positive contribution to Villaโ€™s start.

Martinez made a penalty save on his debut in a 1-0 win against Sheffield United, Barkley scored on his debut against Liverpool and Cash has been key in Villa keeping two clean sheets in their first three games.

Watkins joined from Championship side Brentford as a record-signing and without a league goal in his first two starts, he scored a first half hat-trick against the champions. He became the 10th player to score a Premier League hat-trick against Liverpool, and the first since Dimitar Berbatov in September 2010.

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๐Ÿˆ @joshratt spotlights @NIU_Football’s game with @BallStateFB as yet another in a big month for the reigning champs.

โž• ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™ช๐™จ which teams have been flying the @MACSports flag so far this season?

#MACtion | #TheHardWay | #WeFly
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/state-of-the-mac-as-conference-play-starts-in-full/

๐ŸŒช๏ธ Marc Cucurella has made the most overlapping runs of any #CFC player so far this season. He’s combined with Sterling (7), Mount (6) and Havertz (6) regularly in his attacking runs.

๐Ÿค• He misses the game against #CPFC with illness. A boost for Palace?

#CRYCHE

๐™’๐™๐™ค ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™๐™ช๐™ง๐™ฉ @SpursOfficial?

These five players are the #Gunners most successful dribblers:

๐Ÿ”บ Saka: 32 (20 take-ons)
๐Ÿ”บ Martinelli: 24 (12 take-ons)
๐Ÿ”บ Jesus: 12 (9 take-ons)
๐Ÿ”บ ร˜degaard: 7 (2 take-ons)
๐Ÿ”บ Zinchenko: 7 (8 take-ons)

#ARSTOT | #AFC

๐Ÿ”ดโšช๏ธ

League leaders #AFC face undefeated #Spurs in 3rd, in a North London Derby that will be a stern test for both of these teams.

A ๐™๐™ช๐™œ๐™š game to restart the @premierleague. Here’s how they match-up. โฌ‡๏ธ

#NorthLondonDerby | #ARSTOT

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