Premier League players that could be missing during Africa Cup of Nations

Due to Covid-19 impacting the World Cup Qualifying schedules, there will also be a double round of fixtures in the South American (CONMEBOL), North and Central American (CONCACAF), Asian (AFC), and Oceanic (OFC) confederations in late January and early February, though these games will fall during the Premier League’s winter break. Fifteen Premier League clubs are set to be impacted by the Africa Cup of Nations in January and February. Some premier league players will be missing that are mentioned below.

Premier League players & Clubs that are impacted

Premier League players

Arsenal

Players potentially selected: Thomas Partey (Ghana), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon), Nicolas Pepe (Ivory Coast), Mohamed Elneny (Egypt)

PL games impacted: Jan 1: Man City (H); Jan 16: Tottenham (A); Jan 22: Burnley (H); Feb 8: Wolves (A)

Aston Villa

Players potentially selected: Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso), Trezeguet (Egypt), Marvelous Nakamba (Zimbabwe)

PL games impacted: Jan 2: Brentford (A); Jan 15: Man Utd (H); Jan 22: Everton (A); Feb 8: Leeds (H)

Southampton

Players potentially selected: Moussa Djenepo (Mali), Mohammed Salisu (Ghana)

PL games impacted: Jan 2: Newcastle (H); Jan 15: Wolves (A); Jan 22: Man City (H); Feb 9: Tottenham (A)

West Ham

Players potentially selected: Said Benrahma (Algeria)

PL games impacted: Jan 1: Crystal Palace (A); Jan 16: Leeds (H); Jan 22: Man Utd (A); Feb 8: Watford (H)

Liverpool

Players potentially selected: Mohamed Salah (Egypt), Sadio Mane (Senegal), Naby Keita (Guinea)

PL games impacted: Jan 2: Chelsea (A); Jan 15: Brentford (H); Jan 23: Crystal Palace (A); Feb 9: Leicester (H)

Wolves

Players potentially selected: Willy Boly (Ivory Coast), Romain Saiss (Morocco)

PL games impacted: Jan 3: Man Utd (A); Jan 15: Southampton (H); Jan 22: Brentford (A); Feb 8: Arsenal (H)

Leicester

Players potentially selected: Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria), Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria), Daniel Amartey (Ghana), Nampalys Mendy (Senegal)

PL games impacted: Jan 1: Norwich (H); Jan 15: Burnley (A); Jan 22: Brighton (H); Jan 9: Liverpool (A)

Brighton

Players potentially selected: Yves Bissouma (Mali)

PL games impacted: Jan 2: Everton (A); Jan 14: Crystal Palace (H); Jan 22: Leicester (A); Feb 8: Chelsea (H)

Chelsea

Players potentially selected: Edouard Mendy (Senegal), Hakim Ziyech (Morocco)

PL games impacted: Jan 2: Liverpool (H); Jan 15: Man City (A); Jan 23: Tottenham (H); Feb 8: Brighton (A)

Watford

Players potentially selected: Peter Etebo (Nigeria), Emmanuel Dennis (Nigeria), William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria), Imran Louza (Morocco), Adam Masina (Morocco), Ismaila Sarr (Senegal)

PL games impacted: Jan 1: Tottenham (H); Jan 15: Newcastle (A); Jan 21: Norwich (H); Feb 8: West Ham (A)

Burnley

Players potentially selected: Maxwell Cornet (Ivory Coast)

PL games impacted: Jan 2: Leeds (A); Jan 15: Leicester (H); Jan 22: Arsenal (A); Feb 8: Man Utd (H)

Man City

Players potentially selected: Riyad Mahrez (Algeria)

PL games impacted: Jan 1: Arsenal (A); Jan 15: Chelsea (H); Jan 22: Southampton (A); Feb 9: Brentford (H)

Everton

Players potentially selected: Alex Iwobi (Nigeria)

PL games impacted: Jan 2: Brighton (H); Jan 15: Norwich (A); Jan 22: Aston Villa (H); Feb 9: Newcastle (A)

Brentford

Players potentially selected: Frank Onyeka (Nigeria), Julian Jeanvier (Guinea), Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Ghana)

PL games impacted: Jan 2: Aston Villa (H); Jan 15: Liverpool (A); Jan 22: Wolves (H); Feb 9: Man City (A)

Crystal Palace

Players potentially selected: Cheikhou Kouyate (Senegal), Jordan Ayew (Ghana), Jeffrey Schlupp (Ghana), Wilfried Zaha (Ivory Coast)

PL games impacted: Jan 1: West Ham (H); Jan 14: Brighton (A); Jan 23: Liverpool (H); Feb 8: Norwich (A)

Man Utd

Players potentially selected: Eric Bailly (Ivory Coast), Amad Diallo (Ivory Coast)

PL games impacted: Jan 3: Wolves (H); Jan 15: Aston Villa (A); Jan 22: West Ham (H); Feb 8: Burnley (A)

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