Aston Villa fans have been left fuming on Twitter after Gareth Southgate opted not to include Jack Grealish in his most recent England squad.
Southgate named his 24-man team for the Nations League games against Iceland (September 5) and Denmark (September 8).
But Villa captain Grealish was nowhere to be seen, with the likes of Mason Mount, James Ward-Prowse and Phil Foden picked ahead of the 24-year-old.
Many had been expecting Grealish, who opted to represent England over the Republic of Ireland, to be included in the squad of the back of his efforts from last season.
To see him omitted from Southgate’s side caused plenty of wrath among the Villa Park faithful, with many taking to Twitter to vent their frustrations.
“Utter disgrace that Jack Grealish has been left out. What more does he have to do? Oh, I know, join a 'big club’,” one wrote.
A second added: “Jack Grealish has created the 4th most chances in Europe by the way. More than Lionel messi. Mason mount isn't in the top 50.
“Foden played a total of 892 PL Minutes last season, Phillips has never played a game of PL football,” a third pointed out. “Grealish has created the second most chances and been one of the best in the PL. No call up.
“Phillips, Ward-Prowse, Dier called up – please do f***ing convince me that any of those players have earned the right over Grealish,” vented a fourth.
As a fifth tweeted in disbelief: “Imagine been an international team manager and not picking that player for your team. Absolutely shocking.”
Meanwhile, well-known Villa fan and podcast host Ty Bracey posted a number of statistics from last season’s Premier League that showed Grealish top of a number of important charts.
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The Villa skipper topped the list for fouls drawn and carry distance, while he was second for key passes and short-creating action.
Grealish was also third in the top flight last season for passes into the penalty area, and was the predominant reason for their survival.
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