Jack Grealish is playing the best football of his career right now.
Aston Villa's talisman was instrumental in his club's 7-2 mauling of Liverpool prior to the international break, scoring twice and recording three assists.
Then on his first ever England start against Wales, Grealish dazzled once again, contributing with yet another assist and securing the man-of-the-match award.
Bizarrely, Gareth Southgate opted to leave the Villa man out of his starting XI for both UEFA Nations League games against Belgium and Denmark.
A truly baffling decision and Grealish's performance in Villa's 1-0 win away at Leicester last night proved once again that the England boss' reluctance to play him regularly is absurd.
Ross Barkley scored a brilliant late winner for Dean Smith's side, but Grealish was undoubtedly the best player on the park.
Leicester just couldn't get anywhere near the low-socked midfielder and during the first-half, the 25-year-old played an unbelievably skilful back-heel pass to setup a chance for his team.
Grealish's beautiful pass
There aren't many players in world football capable of delivering such an innovative pass. But there was more to Grealish's display versus Leicester than just one Hollywood pass.
The Birmingham-born midfielder was a constant threat throughout, creating more chances (4) than any other player on the pitch.
Grealish also completed the most successful take-ons (8) and the most final third passes (20) at the King Power Stadium last night.
A performance befitting of an elite-level playmaker and you can watch Grealish's brilliant highlights from the game below.
Imagine thinking Mason Mount deserves to start ahead of this guy?!
Now, we're not saying the Chelsea man is a bad player, far from it. However, it's clear for everyone to see that Grealish has far more to offer England going forward.
Mount's pressing game may be superior, but the Villa man defeats him in pretty much every department when it comes to the art of playmaking.
If England want to stand a chance of winning Euro 2021, Grealish has to be one of the first names on the Three Lions' team sheet.
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