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

13:28 GMT+3 28/04/2022
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  • Samuel Kalu debuts for Warford and Nigeria.

    Samuel Kalu

    Kalu was not in the Watford squad that lost 5-1 at Manchester City. He remains in situ for yet another week.

  • Folarin Balogun Arsenal

    Folarin Balogun

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

  • Watford and Nigeria midfielder Peter Etebo.

    Peter Etebo

    Like Kalu, Etebo was not part of the 20-man squad that fell at the Etihad Stadium.

  • Troost-Ekong

    William Troost-Ekong

    After being left out of the previous three squads, Troost-Ekong was named among the substitutes for Watford’s defeat by the Cityzens.

    Be that as it may, the centre-back’s non-appearance means he has not played for the Hornets since New Year’s Day.

  • Carney Chukwuemeka Aston Villa 2021-22

    Carney Chukwuemeka

    It was another non-appearance for Chukwuemeka at the weekend as the youngster did not come off the bench in Aston Villa’s 0-0 draw with Leicester City.

    The 18-year-old has not seen game time since a five-minute cameo at Newcastle United in mid-February.

  • Frank Onyeka - Brentford

    Frank Onyeka

    Onyeka was not part of the Brentford side that held Tottenham Hotspur to a creditable draw, ergo missing a fifth game running.

    He falls a place this week.

  • Eberechi Eze - Crystal Palace

    Eberechi Eze

    Eze started his second Premier League game of the season in Crystal Palace’s goalless encounter with Leeds United.

    While he neither scored nor assisted, the midfield man was positive in his play and looked to go past his marker when in possession.

    Eze supplants Chukwuemeka and Onyeka, who continue to play no part for Aston Villa and Brentford respectively.

  • Kelechi Iheanacho Leicester 2021-22

    Kelechi Iheanacho

    ‘Seniorman’ did not come off the bench as the Foxes played out a goalless game with Aston Villa at the King Power Stadium.

    Given he has been in and out of the side as Brendan Rodgers has shifted the side’s focus to the Europa Conference League, Iheanacho has got to be looking over his shoulder with Eze getting more minutes for Crystal Palace.

  • Ademola Lookman - Leicester City

    Ademola Lookman

    Despite playing for 79 minutes, Lookman did not pull up trees as Leicester and Villa played out a bore draw at the King Power.

    The wide attacker drops a spot this week.

  • Emmanuel Dennis of Nigeria and Watford.

    Emmanuel Dennis

    Dennis assisted his first goal since November but it was not enough as Watford were beaten at Manchester City.

    He is now up to 16 goal involvements in 2021/22 and a goal and assist in the last two gameweeks see him supplant Lookman.

  • Yves Bissouma, Wilfred Ndidi

    Wilfred Ndidi

    The anchorman remains out and could be in freefall if players behind him flourish in the next weeks.

  • Michael Olise

    Michael Olise

    Despite only coming off the bench with 24 minutes remaining in Palace’s goalless clash with Leeds, Olise responded well to his early substitution last week at Newcastle by showing his best qualities in possession.

    He fashioned four chances after replacing Jordan Ayew and could have registered an assist in that cameo.

    It is not quite enough to see the playmaker regain top spot, but Patrick Vieira will hope the youngster ends a maiden Premier League season on a high.

  • Alex Iwobi

    Alex Iwobi

    The rejuvenated Everton man had a decent-to-good showing at Anfield on Sunday as the Toffees fell 2-0 at Anfield.

    While he could have done better when one-v-one with Joel Matip, the Super Eagle could have had an assist had Anthony Gordon kept his close-range effort on target or Demarai Gray’s 20-yard effort flown in to the top corner.

    Iwobi keeps his spot…just.