Twenty-seven premier league players will depart for African Cup of Nations starting on January 14 to February 5 in Gabon.
The timing of the competition is a big worry to some premier league clubs because it will force some of them into the transfer market. Sunderland and Leicester city will lose four key players each to the competition.
Premier league players to watch in the competition include Riyad Mahrez, Andre Ayew, Sadio Mane, Wilfried Zaha and Boufal Sofiane.
The list below is the names of the players that have been invited by their country and their departure dates.
Ramadan Sobhi – Stoke City – Egypt. Eric Bailly – Manchester United – Ivory Coast
Mohamed Elneny – Arsenal – Egypt Arouna Kone – Everton – Ivory Coast
Brice Dja Djedje -Watford – Ivory Coast Bakary Sako – Crystal Palace – Mali
Idrissa Gueye – Everton – Senegal Wilfried Zaha – Crystal Palace – Ivory Coast
Ahmed Elmohamady – Hull City – Egypt Dieumerci Mbokani – Hull City – DR Congo
Andre Ayew – West Ham – Ghana Cheikhou Kouyate – West Ham – Senegal
Diafra Sakho – West Ham – Senegal Kwesi Appiah – Crystal Palace – Ghana
Yohan Benalouane – Leicester City – Tunisia Jeffrey Schlupp – Leicester City – Ghana
Daniel Amartey – Leicester City – Ghana
Riyad Mahrez – Leicester City – Algeria Islam Slimani – Leicester City – Algeria
Lamine Kone – Sunderland – Ivory Coast *
Sadio Mane – Liverpool – Senegal Sofiane Boufal – Southampton – Morocco
Max Gradel – Bournemouth – Ivory Coast Nordin Amrabat – Watford – Morocco
Adlene Guedioura – Watford – Algeria Mame Biram Diouf – Stoke City – Senegal
Wilfried Bony – Stoke City – Ivory Coast