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Power ranking every single Nigerian player in the Premier League so far this season

10:00 PM MYT 01/12/2021
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Read our updated power ranking of Nigerian players in England’s top-flight

  • Folarin Balogun Arsenal

    Folarin Balogun

    Balogun played no part for Arsenal in their defeat by Everton on Monday. Thus, his position does not change.

  • Eberechi Eze - Crystal Palace

    Eberechi Eze

    Was understandably left out of the XI against Manchester United.

    However, Patrick Vieira may rue his late introduction of the attacking midfielder who neither rises nor falls this week.

  • Watford and Nigeria midfielder Peter Etebo.

    Peter Etebo

    The injured Watford star finally drops a place owing to the recent involvement of Carney Chukwuemeka under Steven Gerrard.

  • Carney Chukwuemeka Aston Villa 2021-22

    Carney Chukwuemeka

    After a couple of substitute appearances under the new Aston Villa boss, Chukwuemeka has come off the bench in the last two games—defeat by Manchester City and Sunday’s 2-1 win over Leicester City—missing a chance to equalise in the former and winning most of his duels against the Foxes.

    He supplants Etebo who is absent until the New Year.

  • Troost-Ekong

    William Troost-Ekong

    Endured another tough evening against Manchester City and might start watching his back with Eze back from injury and Chukwuemeka’s recent involvement.

  • Alex Iwobi

    Alex Iwobi

    Iwobi got only four minutes of action against old side Arsenal as Everton picked up their first win since September, beating the Gunners 2-1 on Monday.

    He remains in position, though, owing to a dearth of game time.

  • Ademola Lookman - Leicester City

    Ademola Lookman

    Lookman continues to be a beneficiary of Brendan Rodgers’ formation change and started for a fifth straight league game against Aston Villa.

    However, the loanee was hooked at Villa Park and his underwhelming showing in Leicester City’s 2-1 defeat means the wide attacker does not rise in our rankings.

  • Michael Olise

    Michael Olise

    Surprisingly left on the bench until the dying embers of Crystal Palace’s 1-0 loss at Manchester United. The youngster will hope for greater involvement during the hectic Christmas period.

  • Kelechi Iheanacho Leicester 2021-22

    Kelechi Iheanacho

    While Lookman has been a beneficiary of Rodgers’ alteration, Iheanacho has had limited time on the pitch, playing only five minutes against Aston Villa, taking his time on the pitch to 50 minutes since the start of November.

    If this situation persists — and the players below him flourish — Seniorman may be in free-fall soon enough.

  • Frank Onyeka - Brentford

    Frank Onyeka

    Onyeka got 21 minutes in Brentford’s 2-2 draw at Leeds United, although he did not pull up trees in that period.

    As a consequence, the Bees midfielder stays in third spot.

  • Yves Bissouma, Wilfred Ndidi

    Wilfred Ndidi

    The Leicester anchorman produced a typical Ndidi showing in the defeat against Aston Villa.

    Having had a few average performances since returning from injury, maintaining the level shown on Sunday will improve the midfielder’s chances of returning to top spot in our rankings.

  • Watford and Nigeria striker Emmanuel Dennis.

    Emmanuel Dennis

    Dennis supplanted Ndidi recently and the Watford marksman remains number one, even though Manchester City ended his three-game scoring run at the weekend.

    He will hope Saturday’s 3-1 defeat is not the start of an extended run without being decisive as he looks to keep the Leicester midfielder and the chasing pack at bay.