Villa are looking to make big impression on the Premier League after getting promoted from the Championship last season.
Dean Smith has not been afraid to splash the cash either, with 12 new arrivals coming in for a combined fee of over £100m.
It has raised optimism and expectations at Villa Park, who are without a win after two matches.
But they have a chance to put things right tonight when they host Everton in the Premier League.
Amid all the stellar signings remains club captain and boyhood fan Grealish, who is the glue that binds the team together.
His presence in midfield is paramount to Villa’s chances of staying up this season – despite all the new arrivals.
At 23, there is already huge pressure on the young man’s shoulders.
But if he harbours any hope of breaking into the England squad, then he will have to push himself even harder.
Gareth Southgate will be in attendance at Villa Park tonight as he finalises his plans for the upcoming England announcement.
With matches against Bulgaria and Kosovo in the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers coming up, there is a chance for some experimentation.
In the side, there is a gaping No.10-sized hole with Dele Alli still ruled out through injury.
Grealish must simply play one of the best games of his life against the Toffees to have any chance of piquing Southgate’s attention.
In his mind, the Brummie boy is already lagging behind, with Chelsea star Mason Mount and James Maddison of Leicester ahead of him.
The duo have impressed for their respective sides and fit Southgate’s age profile at 20 and 22 respectively.
Grealish is only a year older than Maddison and is the owner of an unwanted record, with 20 straight Premier League losses to his name.
But that would be doing the midfielder a disservice, with Tim Sherwood and Remi Garde’s poor management more at play there.
A more in-depth look at the player himself reveals that he is the instigator of Villa’s attack.
Only Kevin de Bruyne has created more chances than him in the Premier League this season.
And that will be what Southgate wants more than anything in midfield – creativity.
With Grealish, he has bundles of it, as well as a penchant for the spectacular with his trickery and long-shots.
However, it is an uphill struggle for the young man but a battle that he will not give up without a fight.