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AFCON 2017: How affects EPL teams

By Sampson Adedeji

The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations is to be held in Gabon between 14 January – 5 February 2017. Most teams will be losing their key players, while the current league leaders Chelsea will one of the few teams that will not be missing any player.

Arsenal
Mohamed Elneny (Egypt)
Ismael Bennacer - potential call up for
Bournemouth
Algeria
Max Gradel (Ivory Coast)
Benik Afobe - DR Congo (international conformation still

needed)
Burnley
Tendayi Darikwa (Zimbabwe)
Crystal Palace
Kwesi Appiah (Ghana)
Bakary Sako (Mali)
Everton
Yannick Bolasie (DR Congo)
Idrissa Gueye (Senegal)
Arouna Kone (Ivory Coast) - has not been selected since 2013

Oumar Niasse (Senegal)
Hull
Ahmed Elmohamady (Egypt)
Dieumerci Mbokani (DR Congo) - retired from international

football, then again so has Emmanuel Adebayor and he still

played
Leicester City
Daniel Amartey (Ghana)
Yohan Benalouane (Tunisia)
Riyad Mahrez (Algeria)
Islam Slimani (Algeria)
Liverpool
Sadio Mane (Senegal)
Joel Matip (Cameroon) - self-imposed exile refusing

to answer calls from national boss
Man City
Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast) - in talks with national boss

over a possible return
Man United
Eric Bailly (Ivory Coast)
Middlesbrough
Adama Traore (Mali)
Southampton
Sofiane Boufal (Morocco)
Stoke
Wilfried Bony (Ivory Coast)
Mame Biram Diouf (Senegal)
Ramadan Sobhi (Egypt)
Sunderland
Papy Djilobodji (Senegal)
Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia)
Lamine Kone (Ivory Coast)
Didier Ndong (Gabon)
Watford
Nordin Amrabat (Morocco)
Brice Dja-Djedje (Ivory Coast)
Adlene Guedioura (Algeria)
West Brom
Brendan Galloway (Zimbabwe)
Allan Nyom (Cameroon)
West Ham
Andre Ayew (Ghana)
Sofiane Fehgouli (Algeria)
Cheikhou Kouyate (Senegal)
Diafra Sakho (Senegal)