The African Cup of Nations is about to start, with Chelsea star Edouard Mendy participating for Senegal.
The Blues have had a few top African talents representing the club – Didier Drogba and Michael Essien come to mind immediately when you think of African greats at Chelsea, including Nigeria’s John Obi Mikel.
With AFCON in sight, let’s take a look at the most valuable African XI as of today (via Transfermarkt) as two Chelsea players make the team:
Hakim Ziyech and Edouard Mendy are members of the most expensive African XI. Ziyech is not participating for Morocco after having disagreements with the country’s FA – he is priced at €35.00m here.
Edouard Mendy, arguably the world’s best keeper since he arrived at Chelsea, is valued at €32.00m.
The total value of the team is €595.00m and it includes other Premier League stars such as Mohamed Salah and reported Chelsea target Franck Kessie.