The Dean's Gambit - What's Villa's Next Move Without Grealish?
Aston Villa have been struggling in recent weeks with a stuttering midfield and have needed to rely on their defensive resilience to snatch points. Now Dean Smith has a further problem with the sudden loss of his captain and talisman, Jack Grealish.
The 2-1 loss to Leicester City was perhaps no surprise, with or without Grealish, but the honeymoon period of the 20/21 is over. There's issues to sort out. Can Smith get his midfield up to the level of his defence? What's eating Ross Barkley? Is it time for a reshuffle of the pack? We lookat all this and more.
Outside of Villa we look at the potential evolution of VAR, after MOMS met PGMOL last week, the stand off between the EFL and government, and the latest Sun headline that casts a shadow over the England squad.
In Overrated or Underrated, it's time for Emile Heskey to step up for his appraisal
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