Above all, those players called up for the African Cup of Nations could miss up to a month of Premier League football depending upon the progression of their international teams.
Therefore Leicester City and Brendan Rodgers will be without quite a number of options. The list includes Daniel Amartey (Ghana), Nampalys Mendy (Senegal), Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria) and Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria). Following this the Irish manager will be forced to make some changes in his starting line-up. In addition, Rodgers maybe will even have to call upon some Leicester City academy players to fill in the first team.
According to rumours, players will fly out on Boxing Day, however, the exact date is not confirmed. For instance, if the players fly out on Boxing Day the four Leicester City could miss up to up to seven matches.
The Foxes face Manchester City, Norwich City, Burnley, Brighton & Hove Albion, and Liverpool twice during this time. Finally, they could also miss the FA Cup tie against Watford on 8th January.
Premier League players who could be called up for the Africa Cup Of Nations
Daniel Amartey (Ghana), Nampalys Mendy (Senegal), Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria), Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria)
Thomas Partey (Ghana), Mohamed Elneny (Egypt), Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon), Nicolas Pepe (Ivory Coast)
Mahmoud Trezeguet (Egypt), Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso), Marvelous Nakamba (Zimbabwe)
Julian Jeanvier (Guinea), Frank Onyeka (Nigeria), Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Ghana)
Maxwel Cornet (Ivory Coast)
Yves Bissouma (Mali)
Edouard Mendy (Senegal), Hakim Ziyech (Morocco)
Cheikhou Kouyate (Senegal), Jeffrey Schlupp (Ghana), Jordan Ayew (Ghana), Wilfried Zaha (Ivory Coast)
Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Ivory Coast), Alex Iwobi (Nigeria)
Mo Salah (Egypt), Naby Keita (Guinea), Sadio Mane (Senegal)
Riyad Mahrez (Algeria)
Eric Bailly (Ivory Coast), Amad Diallo (Ivory Coast)
Moussa Djenepo (Mali), Mohammed Salisu (Ghana)
Peter Etebo (Nigeria), William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria), Adam Masina (Morocco), Ismaila Sarr (Senegal), Emmanuel Dennis (Nigeria)
Said Benrahma (Algeria)
Romain Saiss (Morocco), Willy Boly (Ivory Coast)
However, it is a debate whether the AFCON takes place or not due to the rising Covid-19 cases.
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