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Didier Drogba or Mohamed Salah, Who's the best African Player in the English premier League?

The English Premier League is arguably the most popular league out of Europe's top-flight leagues. Players from all walks of life have graced the league and succeeded with their respective Clubs.

On Saturday, Leicester City's Summer Signing Patson Daka netted his first premier league goal as the Foxes thrashed Manchester United 4-2. Patson Daka is the First Zambian Player to score in the English Premier league. With Patson Daka's goal, the English Premier League have now had Players from 105 different countries of the World scoring in the League.

Patson Daka will be hoping his goal against Manchester United is just one of many that's still to come as he seeks to establish his feet under Brenda Rodgers.

Unlike in the past, Many African Football Players now get chance to show their talents in the English League. Some of them like Edouard Mendy, Hakim Ziyech and Kelechi Iheanacho just began to prove their worth. Then there are others like Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Riyad Mahrez who has been consistently turning up for their club.

Sadio Mane recently netted his 100th Premier league goal in Liverpool's 5-0 thrashing of Watford on Saturday. Mohamed Salah has also overtaken Didier Drogba as the African Player with most goal in the English League.

The Premier League has a lot of African Superstars but when it comes down to naming the best, that debate is just among two Players - Didier Drogba and Mohamed Salah.

Didier Drogba made his mark in the English premier league at Chelsea. He joined the Club initially from Marseille in 2004 and was there till the Blues won their first ever UEFA Champions League trophy in 2012. After leaving left Chelsea in 2012, he came back in 2014, spent a season before leaving again.

Didier Drogba spent a total of 9 Seasons at Chelsea where he scored 104 Premier league Goals. He was the top scorer of the League in 2007 and 2010. He won 4 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cup and 3 EFL Cup with Chelsea. He was also Africa's Best Player in 2006 and 2009.

It took Didier Drogba 9 years to score 104 goals in the English premier League. Mohamed Salah scored more than 100 goals in just 4 Seasons. His most impressive record was scoring 32 premier league goals during the 2017/18 Season. Like Didier Drogba, Mohamed Salah has also won Africa's best Player twice. He won it in 2017 and 2018.

Salah has won just 2 premier league titles. He won one with Chelsea in 2015 and another with Liverpool in 2020.

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