A host of Nigerian players featured for their respective clubs in the English Premier League on Saturday, November 25.
Visibly absent was Nigeria international and Chelsea winger, Victor Moses, who was on the bench throughout Chelsea’s one-all draw with Liverpool.
There is no place in the Reds squad for Chelsea old boy Dominic Solanke.
Ex-Flying Eagles invitee Freddie Ladapo was not named to Crystal Palace’s match day squad against Stoke City at Selhurst Park (London). He has played two games for the first-team in all competitions.
Xherdan Shaqiri gave the Potters the lead on 53 minutes, Ruben Loftus-Cheek replied three minutes later, then Mamadou Sakho scored in the second minute of injury time, allowing Palace to earn all three points.
At the Liberty Stadium, Tammy Abraham was not fit enough to start for Swansea City in their goalless draw against Jordon Ibe’s Bournemouth. However, the England international came on in the 84th minute.
Bournemouth number 33, Ibe, started and was involved for 88 minutes and was cautioned with 15 minutes left on the clock.
Elsewhere, Tosin Kehinde and Matthew Olosunde did not make Manchester United’s 18 against Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford.
It finished 1-0 United courtesy of an own goal from Lewis Dunk.
Isaac Success was left out of the Watford team that was beaten by Newcastle three goals to none due to an injury and so was Stefano Okaka.
Newcastle’s goals came from Will Hughes, DeAndre Yedlin (OG) and Andre Gray.