Africa Cup of Nations 2022: When will Liverpool, Chelsea & Arsenal players feature?

The 2022 Africa Cup of Nations gets underway this weekend.

The Africa Cup of Nations will kick off in Cameroon this year, with the first match taking place on Sunday January 9.

Premier League players will be away with their countries for over a month, with this year’s final taking place on Sunday February 6 at Olembe Stadium, Yaounde.

A number of English clubs will be missing their biggest stars, with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Thomas Partey and Riyad Mahrez linking up with their respective countries earlier this week.

The sides most affected by this month’s AFCON tournament are Arsenal (five players) and Crystal Palace, Leicester City and Watford - all missing five players.

Here is when you can watch each Premier League players begin their tournament...

AFCON opening matches

Cameroon vs Burkina Faso ( Sunday 9th January - 4pm)


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Burkina Faso

Bertrand Traore (Aston Villa)

Senegal vs Zimbabwe (Monday 10th January - 1pm)


Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)

Cheikhou Kouyate (Crystal Palace)

Nampalys Mendy (Leicester)

Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

Ismaila Sarr (Senegal)

Guinea vs Malawi (Monday 10th January - 4pm)


Julian Jeanvier (Brentford)

Naby Keita (Liverpool)


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Morocco vs Ghana (Monday 10th January - 4pm)


Imran Louza (Watford)

Adam Masina (Watford)

Romain Saiss (Wolves)


Thomas Partey (Arsenal)

Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Brentford)

Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace)

Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace)

Daniel Amartey (Ghana)

Comoros vs Gabon (Monday 14th January - 7pm)


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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Arsenal

Algeria vs Sierra Leone (Tuesday 11th January - 1pm)


Riyad Mahrez (Man City)

Said Benrahma (Algeria)

Sierra Leone

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Nigeria vs Egypt (Tuesday 11th January - 4pm)


Frank Onyeka (Brentford)

Alex Iwobi (Everton)

Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester)

Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester)

William Troost-Ekong (Watford)


Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

Tunisia vs Mali (Wednesday 12th January - 1pm)


Omar Rekik (Arsenal)

Hannibal Mejbri (Manchester United)


Yves Bissouma (Brighton)

Moussa Djenepo (Southampton)

Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast (Wednesday 12th January - 7pm)

Equatorial Guinea

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Ivory Coast

Nicolas Pepe (Arsenal)

Maxwel Cornet (Burnley)

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)

Eric Bailly (Manchester United)

Amad Diallo (Manchester United)

Willy Boly (Wolves)