Up to 40 players could miss out on Premier League action as the Africa Cup of Nations is set to take place in January next year.
The Africa Cup Of Nations will begin early next year and plenty of Premier League stars are going to be unavailable for their respective teams.
AFCON has been postponed two times previously but will finally kickstart on January 9 in 2022 if everything goes well. Meaning, numerous African players will fly to represent their respective countries from late December.
Liverpool‘s title race will be hit with a huge speed breaker with Senegal’s Sadio Mane, Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, and Guinea’s Naby Keita set to travel. Similarly, other clubs from the English top-flight will have to carry out proceedings without some of their important stars.
So, let’s take a look at the list of all the players who will miss Premier League games from January 9 to February 6.
|Nicolas Pepe||Ivory Coast|
|Aston Villa||Mahmoud Trezeguet||Egypt|
|Bertrand Traore||Burkina Faso|
|Burnley||Maxwel Cornet||Ivory Coast|
|Crystal Palace||Cheikhou Kouyate||Senegal|
|Wilfried Zaha||Ivory Coast|
|Everton||Jean-Philippe Gbamin||Ivory Coast|
|Man City||Riyad Mahrez||Algeria|
|Man Utd||Eric Bailly||Ivory Coast|
|Amad Diallo||Ivory Coast|
|West Ham||Said Benrahma||Algeria|