David Moyes claims Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish is “the best player within the Premier League on the moment”.
Moyes’ West Ham will face Grealish and Villa on Wednesday – two sides hoping to push for a spot in Europe.
West Ham are at the moment fifth within the table however ninth-ranked Villa will leap them in the event that they have been overwhelmed at Villa Park.
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Grealish has scored six goals and offered 9 assists within the Premier League this season and Moyes has been praised because the best throughout.
“He’s an excellent player and in all probability the best player within the Premier League at this time,” he said.
“He has accomplished such a great job at that membership and might be the best player within the league on the moment.”
Moyes admitted his side have been fortunate to win the back-game 2-1 and praised the standard in Villa’s ranks.
“We discovered it troublesome after we played them at home and we’re in all probability fortunate to have gained it within the end,” added Moyes.
“They’ve accomplished extremely well if you assume we played them on the end of last season and they wanted the point to stay up. They’ve made great strides and have an bettering team.
“I feel it is all about recruitment. Last year Dean Smith said they introduced in a single or two players who took time to settle, however this year they’ve signed some superb players.
“Additionally they have higher players – Grealish, [John] McGinn, [Tyrone] Mings, [Ezri] Konsa.
“They’ve a superb side and they’ve recruited well which is why they’re within the place they’re in.”