The 2022/23 English Premier League (EPL) season begins on Friday 5 August after a 74-day break.
With quite a busy summer and plenty of transfer activity, the new season looks set to be exciting for all clubs and players.
With the World Cup not far away, here’s a preview of the Premier League season for Ghanaian players, as well as the soon-to-be-debuting Black Stars players.
- Thomas Partey – Arsenal
Injuries have hampered the Black Stars vice-captain’s performance for the last two seasons since moving to north London. However, Partey, who had a superb pre-season ahead of the upcoming season, will be looking to win back the hearts of Arsenal fans as they seek a return to Champions League football.
Partey made 24 appearances in the league last season and scored twice while also providing one assist. He is hoping for a better season that begins on Friday when his side take on Crystal Palace.
- Jordan Ayew – Crystal Palace
Jordan Ayew has a big season ahead of him not only for the club but also due to the fact that his place in the national team could be in serious jeopardy following the availability of Inaki Williams for the Black Stars.
Jordan couldn’t shine despite several chances for the Eagles. He found the net three times and provided three assists in 31 games for Patrick Vieira’s side. Palace’s first game of the season is at home against Arsenal.
- Jeffrey Schlupp – Crystal Palace
Schlupp has been a key figure in Palace’s team since Vieira’s appointment. The versatile midfielder started 20 games and came on as a substitute 12 times as the Eagles finished 12th.
Although he is yet to play under Otto Addo, Schlupp’s time with the national team is not over and his performances this season could earn him a place ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
- Daniel Amartey – Leicester City
In the 2021-22 season, Daniel Amartey played 28 league games for the Foxes and contributed to five clean sheets.
The 27-year-old has been a solid pillar for Brendan Rodgers and although Amartey has been linked with a move away from King Power Stadium, it seems increasingly likely that Amartey is with the club. He will try to perform much better this season compared to last season.
- Tariq Lamptey – Brighton & Hove Albion
For someone like Tariq Lamptey, the 2022/23 season is a big one for him after overcoming his injury fears. The attacking full-back, after recovering from a long lay-off with injury, was gradually added to the team by Graham Potter last season.
Lamptey made 16 of 30 top-flight appearances in the 2021/22 season and was directly involved in two goals.
With his nationality transition completed and the player ready to play for Ghana, the 21-year-old will look to return to his best form and provide consistent performances for the Seagulls in the Premier League.
- Mohammed Salisu-Southampton
Last season was a breakout season for the high-flying defender and the 2022-23 season could be one that could earn him a top move next summer if he repeats the same performance as last.
Mohammed Salisu struggled with the Saints in his early days but has become a key figure in Ralph Hassenhuttle’s team and has played regularly for the club.
The 23-year-old played 34 games for the South Coast side, starting in all but one. Salisu managed six league clean sheets with Southampton last season and has been linked with a move to Manchester City.