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

09:49 GMT+3 10/05/2022
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  • Samuel Kalu debuts for Warford and Nigeria.

    #13 Samuel Kalu

    Another game in which Kalu did not come off the bench.

    The wide attacker played no part as the Hornets’ relegation was confirmed with a 1-0 defeat by Crystal Palace.

  • Folarin Balogun Arsenal

    #12 Folarin Balogun

    The Arsenal man has joined Middlesbrough temporarily until the end of the season.

  • Watford and Nigeria midfielder Peter Etebo.

    #11 Peter Etebo

    The on-loan midfielder was an unused substitute in Watford’s loss at Selhurst Park.

  • Troost-Ekong

    #10 William Troost-Ekong

    After four months without match action, the centre-back got 13 minutes off the bench in Watford’s defeat by Palace.

  • Carney Chukwuemeka Aston Villa 2021-22

    #9 Carney Chukwuemeka

    Chukwuemeka made his first appearance in nearly three months as Aston Villa ended Mike Jackson’s unbeaten start at Burnley, replacing Calum Chambers with the away side 3-0 up.

    It ended 3-1 to Steven Gerrard’s side, and the teenager must have been pleased to return to first-team action.

  • Frank Onyeka - Brentford

    #8 Frank Onyeka

    Brentford defeated Southampton 3-0 with Onyeka playing no part. Thomas Frank’s recent admission suggests the injured midfielder may not play again this season, leaving him at risk of falling in our rankings in the final weeks.

  • Ademola Lookman - Leicester City

    #7 Ademola Lookman

    An ineffectual 10-minute cameo in Leicester City’s 2-1 defeat by former club Everton means Lookman remains in situ this week.

  • Yves Bissouma, Wilfred Ndidi

    #6 Wilfred Ndidi

    The injured defensive midfielder falls two spots this week, owing to his continued absence since March.

  • Emmanuel Dennis of Nigeria and Watford.

    #5 Emmanuel Dennis

    Watford’s top marksman had an underwhelming showing in Watford’s uninspiring 1-0 loss at Crystal Palace.

    He failed to register an attempt of any kind for only the fourth time this season and was replaced with 20 minutes remaining. Thus, the forward falls two spots.

  • Eberechi Eze - Crystal Palace

    #4 Eberechi Eze

    Eze had another strong outing in Palace’s win over the Hornets, seeing the attacking midfielder move two spots in our standings.

    The former Queens Park Rangers playmaker completed 90 minutes for the first time this season, involved in a game-high five shot-creating actions at Selhurst Park.

    He remains behind Kelechi Iheanacho despite this week’s ascent.

  • Kelechi Iheanacho Leicester 2021-22

    #3 Kelechi Iheanacho

    ‘Seniorman’ had a rather good showing even though Leicester were defeated 2-1 by Everton.

    The forward was denied an assist — Yerry Mina blocked Patson Daka’s goal-bound effort off the line — and had a trio of shot-creating actions, outdone only by Daniel Amartey for the Foxes.

    He supplants Ndidi and Dennis.

  • Michael Olise

    #2 Michael Olise

    Having held on to second spot last week, Olise finally showed something near his best with a commendable performance vs Watford.

    The playmaker played a part in winning Palace’s penalty and drew the foul that led to Hassane Kamara's dismissal.

  • Alex Iwobi

    #1 Alex Iwobi

    Vitaly Mykolenko’s incredible strike may have helped Iwobi to his fourth goal involvement, but the makeshift wingback had a strong showing as he continues to deputise out of position.

    No Everton player made more tackles (three), interceptions (six) and blocks (five) while only Abdoulaye Doucoure (15) recovered possession more than the Nigerian (14) as the Toffees claimed their first away win since August in the win at Leicester.

    Iwobi has been in fine form since Frank Lampard took charge and looks set to end the campaign on a high.