Top 3 African Players From 2018/19 Premier League Season
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His father, Roger Lukaku, was capped at international level by Zaire. After a reasonably successful run with the Premier League clubs Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion, Romelu Lukaku joined Everton and helped them to reach a club-record points tally. After being named in the 2016-2017 PFA Team of the Year, Lukaku signed with Manchester United in 2017 for a staggering £75 million. In the 2018-2019 season, Lukaku scored four goals in his first five appearances.
After a brief spell of underachievement, he was back on form as a substitute in Manchester United’s games against Bournemouth and Newcastle United. In both matches, he scored within the first two minutes of coming onto the pitch.
He then played a full game of the FA Cup third round against Reading, in which he scored the second goal in a 2-0 win. Lukaku’s goal-scoring capability continued throughout the season, proving that he is one of the best African players the Premier League has ever seen.
In January 2019, Pogba was integral in helping Marcus Rashford to score his game-winning goal against Tottenham Hotspur. And in a 3-0 win over Fulham, Pogba was named man of the match.
His two goals in that match brought his season tally to a personal best, scoring 11 league goals and 13 in all competitions. By the end of the last season, he had scored 16 goals and 11 assists and was named in the PFA Team of the Year.
Ndidi scored his first goal for Leicester with a long-range shot against Derby County on 8 February 2017. Later that month, Ndidi won 11 of his 14 tackles against Liverpool.
That impressive feat is only bettered by Chelsea’s N’Golo Kanté, who made 14 tackles against the same club in January of that year. As Leicester City continue to regain their spot in the upper echelon of the Premier League, Ndidi continues to be one of the best African players in the squad.
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