Ghanaian quartet aiming to make an impact in the Premier League

Published on: 06 September 2018
Ghanaian quartet aiming to make an impact in the Premier League
Christian Atsu

The new Premier League season is just a few weeks old and Ghana’s four representatives in the England’s top flight have all featured for their respective teams.

Daniel Amartey will have high hopes of a top half finish with Leicester City after their solid start to the campaign, but Christian Atsu (Newcastle United), Jeffrey Schlupp and Jordan Ayew (both Crystal Palace) may find themselves in a battle at the wrong end of the table.

Read on as we look at Ghana’s quartet of Premier League stars.

Daniel Amartey – Leicester City

The versatile 23-year-old has enjoyed a solid start to the campaign, featuring in every game the Foxes have played this term.

Amartey almost helped Leicester snatch an unlikely point against Liverpool in the Premier League, with his introduction as a second-half substitute giving City the platform to put the Reds under significant pressure.

He was also particularly impressive in their 4-0 win over Fleetwood Town in the second round of the Carabao Cup – a result that saw the Foxes’ betting odds by BetEasy to win that competition cut to 25/1.

Jeffrey Schlupp – Crystal Palace

The utility man made his mark on the opening day of the season, smashing home a fine goal in Palace’s 2-0 victory at Fulham.

He has started every game since then and his form saw him nominated for the club’s Player of the Month award.

Schlupp has built up an excellent understanding with Patrick van Aanholt down the left flank, although it remains to be seen whether manager Roy Hodgson persists with playing them both in the same team.

Christian Atsu – Newcastle United

The winger has featured just twice this season, coming off the bench in defeats against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.

Atsu still has a point to prove at St James’ Park after playing through the pain barrier in his first two years with the club.

He underwent surgery on a long-standing knee problem towards the end of last season and he will be eager to have a major impact this time around.

Jordan Ayew – Crystal Palace

The striker tasted defeat on his Palace debut as the Eagles succumbed 2-0 to Southampton at Selhurst Park at the start of September.

The Ghana international completed a loan move to Palace from Swansea City on transfer deadline day, but his opportunities have been limited so far.

Ayew was eager to return to the top flight following Swansea’s relegation to the Championship, but he may find it difficult to dislodge Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke from the starting XI.

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