Aston Villa have endured a major decline in form over recent weeks, slipping down the table after winning their opening two matches.
At the time of writing, Steve Bruce’s side have suffered a five-match winless streak since their victories over Hull City and Wigan Athletic, which has led to an increasing amount of pressure around Villa Park.
Goldenboy Jack Grealish has hit a difficult run of form and there have been calls for the England U21 international to be dropped from the starting XI, although Bruce has so far ignored those pleas.
Bruce now has a huge decision on his hands on whether he should continue to utilise Grealish in his midfield for this weekend’s clash with Sheffield Wednesday but it would be wise to axe the out-of-form player from the line-up.
Grealish needs to be managed carefully to ensure he enjoys the best development and making an impact off the bench could spark him back into his best form. Do you agree Aston Villa fans? Have your say in the poll below…