Which Premier League players will play at Africa Cup of Nations?

Martin Macdonald
Martin Macdonald 8 Jan 2022 11:13 CET 3 min read
Mohamed Salah in action, Liverpool v Atletico Madrid

The Africa Cup of Nations will take place this January, with several Premier League stars set to leave domestic action for the duration of the tournament depending on their country's success.

The 2021 edition of the competition was originally meant to take place in June and July of 2021 but due to the climate being unsuitable, it was brought forward to January and February of 2021.

However, the Covid pandemic led to it being postponed and pushed back a year later to the start of 2022.

There are still concerns over Cameroon's infrastructure and whether it is suitable enough to host the event, but the tournament will go ahead as scheduled.

Should a Premier League players feature from the start of the tournament to the end, they will be missing from 9 January to 6 February - and that is not even taking into account preparation or rest periods.

Several high-profile names are set to feature in the tournament, like Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Whether it be fighting for the title, fighting for European qualification or fighting for survival, clubs could be without several star players.

Which players will Premier League teams lose due to AFCON?

Premier League players at AFCON 2021

PlayerClubCountry
Thomas ParteyArsenalGhana
Mohamed ElnenyArsenalEgypt
Pierre-Emerick AubameyangArsenalGabon
Nicolas PepeArsenalIvory Coast
Mahmoud TrezeguetAston VillaEgypt
Bertrand TraoreAston VillaBurkina Faso
Marvelous NakambaAston VillaZimbabwe
Julian JeanvierBrentfordGuinea
Frank OnyekaBrentfordNigeria
Tariqe Fosu-HenryBrentfordGhana
Yves BissoumaBrightonMali
Maxwell CornetBurnleyIvory Coast
Edouard MendyChelseaSenegal
Hakim ZiyechChelseaMorocco
Cheikhou KouyateCrystal PalaceSenegal
Jeffrey SchluppCrystal PalaceGhana
Jordan AyewCrystal PalaceGhana
Wilfried ZahaCrystal PalaceIvory Coast
Jean-Philippe GbaminEvertonIvory Coast
Alex IwobiEvertonNigeria
Daniel AmarteyLeicesterGhana
Nampalys MendyLeicesterSenegal
Wilfred NdidiLeicesterNigeria
Kelechi IheanachoLeicesterNigeria
Mohamed SalahLiverpoolEgypt
Naby KeitaLiverpoolGuinea
Sadio ManeLiverpoolSenegal
Riyad MahrezMan CityAlgeria
Eric BaillyMan UtdIvory Coast
Amad DialloMan UtdIvory Coast
Moussa DjenepoSouthamptonMali
Mohammed SalisuSouthamptonGhana
Peter EteboWatfordNigeria
William Troost-EkongWatfordNigeria
Adam MasinaWatfordMorocco
Ismaila SarrWatfordSenegal
Emmanuel DennisWatfordNigeria
Ismaila SarrWatfordSenegal
Said BenrahmaWest HamAlgeria
Romain SaissWolvesIvory Coast
Willy BolyWolvesIvory Coast