Premier League players in World Cup 2022: Ronaldo, De Bruyne, Kane, and every star from England’s top flight

The countdown to the World Cup 2022 in Qatar is hugely significant for Premier League fans as club rivalries and allegiances will be tested during the tournament.

England’s top-flight will supply more than 100 players to the World Cup with household names from Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal all featuring heavily.

Club fans will be praying for an injury-free competition for their stars, with fierce rivalries put to one side, as national teams come together and new supporters emerge, as international football takes centre stage.

The Premier League will be paused from November 12 until December 26 with a first ever winter World Cup grabbing the headlines.

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Premier League players at World Cup 2022

Despite the mixed reaction from club managers over a mid-season World Cup, the majority of the Premier League’s big hitters have avoided injury and will join up with their national sides.

England are naturally the most Premier League represented squad in Qatar, with 25 of Gareth Southgate’s squad hailing from the English top-flight, with Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham the only exception.

AFC Bournemouth World Cup players

Bournemouth fans will be keeping an eye on Wales at the World Cup with Chris Mepham and Kieffer Moore called up to Rob Page’s squad.

  • Chris Mepham (Wales)
  • Kieffer Moore (Wales)

Arsenal World Cup players

Mikel Arteta’s Premier League leaders continue to impress this season with 10 players called up by their national sides for the tournament.

Gabriel Magalhaes’ omission from the Brazil squad is the big news at the Emirates Stadium, but Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli did make the cut for Tite.

  • Gabriel Jesus (Brazil)
  • Gabriel Martinelli (Brazil)
  • Matt Turner (USA)
  • Ben White (England)
  • Aaron Ramsdale (England)
  • William Saliba (France)
  • Takehiro Tomiyasu (Japan)
  • Bukayo Saka (England)
  • Granit Xhaka (Switzerland)
  • Thomas Partey (Ghana)

Aston Villa World Cup players

Unai Emery will use the World Cup break to get to know his new Aston Villa players, with the former Villarreal coach boosted by having only four World Cup absentees, including Polish duo Matty Cash and Jan Bednarek.

  • Matty Cash (Poland)
  • Jan Bednarek (Poland)
  • Emiliano Martinez (Argentina)
  • Leandro Dendoncker (Belgium)

Brentford World Cup players

The Bees will be busy during the break with their Danish contingent heavily involved in Kasper Hjulmand’s plans, with Mathias Jensen, Christian Norgaard and Mikkel Damsgaard called up.

Bryan Mbeumo is in the Cameroon squad, with Ivan Toney missing out for England and David Raya involved with Spain.

  • Bryan Mbeumo (Cameroon)
  • Mathias Jensen (Denmark)
  • Mikkel Damsgaard (Denmark)
  • Christian Norgaard (Denmark)
  • David Raya (Spain)
  • Saman Ghoddos (Iran)

Brighton World Cup players

Roberto De Zerbi’s World Cup break was affected by Ecuador’s late final squad announcement with three Seagulls joining up with La Tri.

  • Robert Sanchez (Spain)
  • Tariq Lamptey (Ghana)
  • Alexis MacAllister (Argentina)
  • Leandro Trossard (Belgium)
  • Kaoru Mitoma (Japan)
  • Pervis Estupinan (Ecuador)
  • Jeremy Sarmiento (Ecuador)
  • Moises Caicedo (Ecuador)

Chelsea World Cup players

Blues boss Graham Potter will lose the majority of his first team during the World Cup with 12 players called up for international duty in Qatar

  • Edouard Mendy (Senegal)
  • Thiago Silva (Brazil)
  • Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal)
  • Cesar Azpilicueta (Spain)
  • Mateo Kovacic (Croatia)
  • Mason Mount (England)
  • Denis Zakaria (Switzerland)
  • Conor Gallagher (England)
  • Christian Pulisic (USA)
  • Raheem Sterling (England)
  • Hakim Ziyech (Morocco)
  • Kai Havertz (Germany)

Crystal Palace World Cup players

Danish international Joachim Anderson was the sole player called up from Patrick Vieira’s squad, but Jordan Ayew was eventually included in Ghana’s roster, with Jeff Schlupp missing out.

  • Joachim Anderson (Denmark)
  • Jordan Ayew (Ghana)

Everton World Cup players

England’s No.1 Jordan Pickford will be the Toffees’ leading light at the World Cup, with Conor Coady also called up by Southgate and Amadou Onana and Idrissa Gueye joining up with Belgium and Senegal, respectively.

  • Jordan Pickford (England)
  • Conor Coady (England)
  • Amadou Onana (Belgium)
  • Idrissa Gueye (Senegal)

Fulham World Cup players

Daniel James and Harry Wilson have been selected by Wales, with Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson with the USA, Aleksandar Mitrovic leading the Serbia attack and Joao Palhinha involved with Portugal

  • Harry Wilson (Wales)
  • Daniel James (Wales)
  • Tim Ream (USA)
  • Antonee Robinson (USA)
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia)
  • Joao Palhinha (Portugal)

Leeds United World Cup players

Jesse Marsch’s U.S. connection continues at Elland Road with Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson called up by Gregg Berhalter and Rasmus Kristensen with Denmark.

  • Tyler Adams (USA)
  • Brenden Aaronson (USA)
  • Rasmus Kristensen (Denmark)

Leicester City World Cup players

Brendan Rodgers was also impacted by some late squad announcements, with Nampalys Mendy and Daniel Amartey called on by Senegal and Ghana.

However, the big news focused on the public push for James Maddison, persuading Southgate to include him in the Three Lions 26-man squad.

  • Danny Ward (Wales)
  • Nampalys Mendy (Senegal)
  • Wout Faes (Belgium)
  • Timothy Castagne (Belgium)
  • Youri Tielemans (Belgium)
  • Daniel Amartey (Ghana)
  • James Maddison (England)

Liverpool World Cup players

Jurgen Klopp will be pleased not to lose as many players as his rival managers this month with the Reds keeping their World Cup quota down to seven.

  • Alisson (Brazil)
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold (England)
  • Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands)
  • Ibrahima Konate (France)
  • Jordan Henderson (England)
  • Darwin Nunez (Uruguay)
  • Fabinho (Brazil)

Manchester City World Cup players

Pep Guardiola will find himself pretty lonely during the World Cup interval at Manchester City, with a whopping 16 players called up by their national sides, including the most for England (5).

  • Ederson (Brazil)
  • Kyle Walker (England)
  • John Stones (England)
  • Joao Cancelo (Portugal)
  • Ruben Dias (Portugal)
  • Nathan Ake (Netherlands)
  • Manuel Akanji (Switzerland)
  • Aymeric Laporte (Spain)
  • Rodrigo (Spain)
  • Bernardo Silva (Portugal)
  • Ilkay Gundogan (Germany)
  • Phil Foden (England)
  • Jack Grealish (England)
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium)
  • Kalvin Phillips (England)
  • Julian Alvarez (Argentina)

Manchester United World Cup players

United come in narrowly behind their city rivals with the biggest World Cup squad commitment, as Erik ten Hag loses 14 first-team players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane, Bruno Fernandes and Christian Eriksen.

  • Harry Maguire (England)
  • Lisandro Martinez (Argentina)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
  • Bruno Fernandes (Portugal)
  • Marcus Rashford (England)
  • Tyrell Malacia (Netherlands)
  • Christian Eriksen (Denmark)
  • Fred (Brazil)
  • Casemiro (Brazil)
  • Antony (Brazil)
  • Diogo Dalot (Portugal)
  • Raphael Varane (France)
  • Luke Shaw (England)
  • Facundo Pellestri (Uruguay)

Newcastle United World Cup players

Eddie Howe will be relieved to keep his World Cup exodus down this month, with the Magpies enjoying a fine start to the Premier League campaign, and Newcastle fans will be keeping a keen eye out for Bruno Guimaraes with Brazil.

  • Nick Pope (England)
  • Kieran Trippier (England)
  • Bruno Guimaraes (Brazil)
  • Fabian Schar (Switzerland)
  • Callum Wilson (England)

Nottingham Forest World Cup players

Steve Cooper’s Forest are the biggest contributors to Wales for the World Cup, with Wayne Hennessey, Neco Williams and Brennan Johnson all called up for the nation’s first World Cup since 1958.

  • Wayne Hennessey (Wales)
  • Neco Williams (Wales)
  • Brennan Johnson (Wales)
  • Cheikhou Kouyate (Senegal)
  • Remo Freuler (Switzerland)

Southampton World Cup players

Southampton have the unusual honour of having just two players at the World Cup, with Armel Bella-Kotchap named in Hansi Flick’s Germany squad, and Mohammed Salisu set to link up with Ghana.

  • Armel Bella-Kotchap (Germany)
  • Mohammed Salisu (Ghana)

Tottenham World Cup players

Spurs are in a small group of Premier League sides that have reached double figures in World Cup call ups with 11 players away for Antonio Conte.

  • Hugo Lloris (France)
  • Eric Dier (England)
  • Cristian Romero (Argentina)
  • Ben Davies (Wales)
  • Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Denmark)
  • Ivan Perisic (Croatia)
  • Rodrigo Bentancur (Uruguay)
  • Son Heung-min (South Korea)
  • Richarlison (Brazil)
  • Harry Kane (England)
  • Pape Sarr (Senegal)

West Ham United World Cup players

Lukasz Fabianski was not called up by Poland but David Moyes will have five other stars on World Cup duty in Qatar.

  • Thilo Kehrer (Germany)
  • Nayef Aguerd (Morocco)
  • Lucas Paqueta (Brazil)
  • Declan Rice (West Ham)
  • Alphonse Areola (France)

Wolves World Cup players

New Wolves head coach Julen Lopetegui will be looking to get his squad settled net month, but he will be missing some key names, despite the surprise omission of Joao Moutinho for Portugal.

  • Jose Sa (Portugal)
  • Ruben Neves (Portugal)
  • Raul Jimenez (Mexico)
  • Hwang Hee-chan (South Korea)
  • Matheus Nunes (Portugal)

Premier League clubs with most players at World Cup 2022

Manchester City’s 16 World Cup stars puts Guardiola’s squad as the most affected by the World Cup following the initial round of call ups.

City have also committed the most players to Southgate’s England, with Kyle Walker, John Stones, Jack Grealish, Kalvin Phillips and Phil Foden, all included in the squad.

Within the top sides, Liverpool and Arsenal have been afforded a greater chance to work with their main squads than expected, with Tottenham and Chelsea finding themselves short on numbers at training this month.

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