Jack Grealish will miss out Aston Villa’s next three games, having received a three-match ban from the FA following his actions in Saturday’s televised game against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Grealish has been a slight revelation for Aston Villa this season and has dictated most of Villa’s attacking output, contributing goals, assists and key passes. Steve Bruce will have to look elsewhere for creativity in his patchwork Villa team, and it’s likely that either Ross McCormack or Jordan Ayew will replace Grealish on the left or behind the striker/s. Bruce will be without Grealish for the Reading, Fulham and Birmingham City games.
Grealish escaped punishment during the match for his aggressive stamp during the match and should have been sent off for his actions. The other side of this coin is that Grealish has spent the entire season getting stepped on, tackled and muscled about and was probably bound to do something stupid like this at some point.
It’s a problem and this could have resulted in a terrible injury. That being said, no-one will push him around anymore. Hopefully.