Following Sky Sports’ The Debate on Wednesday night – Joleon Lescott and John Hartson decided against the inclusion of Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli after creating a current non-top six Premier League team.
Instead, the pair opted for Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish – who has impressed this season and has arguably been the Villains stand out player of the campaign so far. The midfielder has 7 goals and 6 assists from 26 league appearances, and there had even been talk of Grealish being included in Gareth Southgate’s 23-man-squad for the Euros before its postponement until June 2021 on Tuesday.
Despite his fantastic form this year, his fellow countryman Alli has recorded 8 goals and 4 assists in 22 Premier League appearances so far this season – that’s one goal more and two assists less in four fewer games than Grealish, stats that can be argued to be superior to the Birmingham born midfielder.
Indeed, Grealish was even thought to have been a big target for Spurs during Mauricio Pochettino’s reign in charge of the club, via the Daily Telegraph.
For Lescott and Hartson however, the decision was easier than some may have thought. The pair instantly opted for Grealish in midfield alongside Watford’s Etienne Capoue – snubbing the efforts and ability of the Spurs attacking midfielder in the tweet below…
❌ – Dele Alli
❌ – Mesut Ozil
✅ – "We went for Jack Grealish."
Follow the link below for the full debate as Joleon Lescott and John Hartson pick a team of non-top six players they believe could challenge the Premier League's best sides…
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) March 18, 2020
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