The stats show that Villa's Grealish is a marked man

Aston Villa's Jack Grealish (L) in action with Wolves' David Edwards

Recent statistics have shown that Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish is a marked man in the Championship.

Aston Villa's Jack Grealish (L) in action with Wolves' David Edwards

Aston Villa's Jack Grealish has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons over the last few months, and to be honest over the course of his entire career.

The 21-year-old has got himself into trouble on more than one occasion but now it seems the rest of the Championship are targeting him on the pitch. As reported by Birmingham Mail, Grealish has been the most fouled player in the division so far this season.

This news will not come as much of a shock to many people and some will say he should have prepared better for the second tier, as everyone knows about the kind of physicality involved in this league.

Wolves' Danny Batth (L) in action with Aston Villa's Jack Grealish

Grealish has been fouled 3.6 times on average per game so far this campaign, and it does not look like it is going to slow down any time soon especially considering he is facing a suspension.

The likely ban will come as a result of his stamp on Wolves' Conor Coady, and it could lead to the youngster missing the Second City derby against Birmingham City.

Villa fans will be hoping that Grealish can start to deal with the pressure on his shoulders as the Midlands side try to find their way back into the Premier League.

Aston Villa's Jack Grealish looks dejected after the final whistle

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