Comparing Jack Grealish’s 20-21 PL stats to Man City’s current creators

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Jack Grealish being linked with top-six clubs is nothing new. 

Since he started tearing up the Championship with Aston Villa, leading them to promotion with six goals and six assists in the second tier in 2018-19, the rumour mill has been buzzing with rumours of a big-money move.

But for now, he has stuck with his boyhood club and has gone from strength to strength in the top flight too. Last season saw him net eight goals and assist a further six, while his fine form at Villa Park this campaign has seen him become a fixture in the England squad.

With Manchester United, Spurs, Arsenal and Liverpool all previously linked with the attacker, it is now Manchester City’s turn to wade into the transfer battle, with The Independent reporting that Pep Guardiola has asked the club to get the deal done.

Grealish at City would be an incredibly tasty proposition and would surely tempt plenty of fans into betting on the Premier League.

What better time to compare Grealish’s statistics from this season with the array of attacking gems already on offer at the Etihad?

How does he match up with Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva and Ferran Torres?

Goals
Jack Grealish – 4
Phil Foden – 2
Raheem Sterling – 2
Kevin De Bruyne – 1
Riyad Mahrez – 1
Bernardo Silva – 0
Ferran Torres – 0

Assists
Jack Grealish – 5
Kevin De Bruyne – 3
Ferran Torres – 1
Raheem Sterling – 1
Riyad Mahrez – 1
Bernardo Silva – 0
Phil Foden – 0

Minutes per goal or assist
Jack Grealish – 80
Kevin De Bruyne – 140.5
Phil Foden – 202.5
Raheem Sterling – 213.3
Riyad Mahrez – 252
Ferran Torres – 331
Bernardo Silva – N/A

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Chances created per 90 minutes
Kevin De Bruyne – 3.7
Jack Grealish – 2.6
Riyad Mahrez – 2.1
Raheem Sterling – 1.3
Ferran Torres – 1.1
Phil Foden – 0.7
Bernardo Silva – 0.2

Successful dribbles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Phil Foden – 2.9 (61.7%)
Jack Grealish – 2.6 (65%)
Riyad Mahrez – 2.3 (51.1%)
Raheem Sterling – 2.1 (51.2%)
Bernardo Silva – 1.4 (63.6%)
Kevin De Bruyne – 1.4 (48.2%)
Ferran Torres – 1.4 (42.4%)

Passes per 90 minutes (passing accuracy)
Bernardo Silva – 60.9 (90.9%)
Kevin De Bruyne – 55.1 (78.5%)
Riyad Mahrez – 45.5 (86.7%)
Phil Foden – 40 (86.7%)
Jack Grealish – 37.4 (80.3%)
Raheem Sterling – 34.9 (83.1%)
Ferran Torres – 26.4 (83.5%)

Shots per 90 minutes (inside penalty area)
Jack Grealish – 2.9 (2.3)
Kevin De Bruyne – 3.6 (1.6)
Riyad Mahrez – 2.7 (0.8)
Ferran Torres – 2 (1)
Raheem Sterling – 2 (1.3)
Phil Foden – 1.6 (1.3)
Bernardo Silva – 0.5 (0.5)


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