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Author Topic: Rank the players - season so far  (Read 3233 times)

Offline Risso

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Rank the players - season so far
« on: January 23, 2021, 11:18:55 PM »
The quite frankly astonishing improvement in Targett's play got me thinking about how I'd rank our players so far this season. For me Targett is now easily one of our best players. I therefore thought it might be interesting to see how we see things differently, so if you feel like it, rank our main 13 players. I've picked these as the group who have played 5 games or more, and are probably considered our main squad. Just a bit of fun, obviously being in 13th place doesn't mean the player is shit.


Jack is out front for me by a mile, followed by the oh-so-important Emi, the immaculate Konsa and the hugely improved Targett.



1 - Jack Grealish
2 - Emiliano Martinez
3 - Ezri Konsa
4 - Matt Targett
5 - Douglas Luiz
6 - Matt Cash
7 - Ollie Watkins
8 - John McGinn
9 - Ross Barkley
10 - Bertrand Traore
11 - Anwar El Ghazi
12 - Trezeguet
13 - Tyrone Mings

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Re: Rank the players - season so far
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2021, 11:22:27 PM »
Jack will always be at or near the top but Iím going for Emi. The confidence he gives the entire team is hard to quantify. Remember just how had we were defensively and even with the odd mistake now and again, you still know heís the last line of defence. Jack second and Ezri third. Matt Targett and then Matty Cash. After that Watkins and SJM. Take your pick for the rest who have all played a solid role in what we have become.

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Re: Rank the players - season so far
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2021, 11:23:59 PM »
Blimey, this is difficult! I think your top 5 is pretty much spot on. The last few are really difficult as none of them have been 'bad'. Trez, Traore and El Goalzi all bring something to the squad but I don't think are as consistently on top of their game as the first 7 or 8 so that's why I've ranked them 'bottom three'.
1 - Jack Grealish
2 - Emiliano Martinez
3 - Ezri Konsa
4 - Matt Targett
5 - Douglas Luiz
6 - Ollie Watkins
7 - Matt Cash
8 - John McGinn
9 - Ross Barkley
10 - Tyrone Mings 
11 - Anwar El Ghazi
12 - Trezeguet
13 - Bertrand Traore

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Re: Rank the players - season so far
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2021, 11:25:15 PM »
Blimey, this is difficult! I think your top 5 is pretty much spot on. The last few are really difficult as none of them have been 'bad'. Trez, Traore and El Goalzi all bring something to the squad but I don't think are as consistently on top of their game as the first 7 or 8 so that's why I've ranked them 'bottom three'.
1 - Jack Grealish
2 - Emiliano Martinez
3 - Ezri Konsa
4 - Matt Targett
5 - Douglas Luiz
6 - Ollie Watkins
7 - Matt Cash
8 - John McGinn
9 - Ross Barkley
10 - Tyrone Mings 
11 - Anwar El Ghazi
12 - Trezeguet
13 - Bertrand Traore

You're right, nobody has been 'bad' and it does get difficult after the first 5. Sign of how much we've improved I guess.

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Re: Rank the players - season so far
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2021, 11:39:24 PM »
I wonít put down my complete 13 but top 5 would be -

Grealish
Martinez
Konsa / Targett / Watkins

Carragher mentioned it in commentary about Watkins working the channels and not giving the defenders any rest, this is vitally important and as he said offers us so much even when heís not scoring. 

I think Jack and Emi are the standouts but you could possibly put any of the others in any order. The improvements in the vast majority is astonishing and gives great confidence with anyone coming in in the future.

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Re: Rank the players - season so far
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2021, 11:44:14 PM »
Grealish, Martinez and Konsa are the top 3. Others have shone at different times. Not a huge fan of Mings but 13th seems a bit harsh Risso! I think we can get a bit more out of McGinn and Luiz in the second half of the season, their form has been a bit inconsistent.

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Re: Rank the players - season so far
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2021, 11:46:31 PM »
Top 6 I'd say, that group picks itself as they've been consistently excellent. Everyone after that has been generally good with flashes of brilliance and a few dips or bad games.

Even in that top 6 aside from Jack I'd struggle to pick the order for them.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2021, 11:52:16 PM by paul_e »

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Re: Rank the players - season so far
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2021, 11:47:54 PM »
Grealish, Martinez and Konsa are the top 3. Others have shone at different times. Not a huge fan of Mings but 13th seems a bit harsh Risso! I think we can get a bit more out of McGinn and Luiz in the second half of the season, their form has been a bit inconsistent.

Somebody has to be 13th!

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Re: Rank the players - season so far
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2021, 11:48:34 PM »
I'd also add a little shout out for Jacob Ramsay here in that while he hasn't played enough to be in the listing, when he has played for a young kid he hasn't looked out of place at all and has put himself about well.

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Re: Rank the players - season so far
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2021, 11:58:08 PM »
It's very hard as so many of them have been outstanding. What I would say is I think Ollie Watkins is arguably the main factor in why we're doing so well this season. His hold up play / running of the channels gains us so much progression up the pitch. It's very hard to kick him out of the top 3 imo.

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Re: Rank the players - season so far
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2021, 03:19:30 PM »
to be honest under exceptional circumstances they have all  over performed.  So Proud of our Villa right now.

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Re: Rank the players - season so far
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2021, 04:22:35 PM »
The quite frankly astonishing improvement in Targett's play got me thinking about how I'd rank our players so far this season. For me Targett is now easily one of our best players. I therefore thought it might be interesting to see how we see things differently, so if you feel like it, rank our main 13 players. I've picked these as the group who have played 5 games or more, and are probably considered our main squad. Just a bit of fun, obviously being in 13th place doesn't mean the player is shit.


Jack is out front for me by a mile, followed by the oh-so-important Emi, the immaculate Konsa and the hugely improved Targett.



1 - Jack Grealish
2 - Emiliano Martinez
3 - Ezri Konsa
4 - Matt Targett
5 - Douglas Luiz
6 - Matt Cash
7 - Ollie Watkins
8 - John McGinn
9 - Ross Barkley
10 - Bertrand Traore
11 - Anwar El Ghazi
12 - Trezeguet
13 - Tyrone Mings

Hard! Agree with your top 4. But no way in my opinion is Barkley 4 or 5 places higher than Mings in contribution to the season to date. Mings around 7th / 8th for me. Trezeguet probably bottom given AEGís recent run. Itís great that thereís no one bad there - something of a change from the last 15 years.

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Re: Rank the players - season so far
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2021, 04:38:31 PM »
Trezeguet probably bottom given AEGís recent run.

Trez was a very important player for us this season before his injury. If we're to judge since the start of the season I'd have go with the following:

1 - Jack Grealish
2 - Emiliano Martinez
3 - Ezri Konsa
4 - Matt Targett
5 - Douglas Luiz
6 - Matt Cash
7 - Ollie Watkins
8 - Trezeguet
9 - Tyrone Mings
10 - John McGinn
11 - Ross Barkley
12 - Anwar El Ghazi
13 - Bertrand Traore

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Re: Rank the players - season so far
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2021, 04:48:18 PM »
With the goals he's scored, Traore should be higher than 13th, surely.
Risso's top 5 is fair and Mings has been very disappointing.

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Re: Rank the players - season so far
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2021, 04:57:07 PM »
It's a tough call but over the season to date somebody has to be 13th and he was very poor when he first joined.

 


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