Mendy, Ziyech could miss up to 8 games for AFCON: The Athletic
Edouard Mendy and Hakim Ziyech will go away during that time to play for Senegal and it seems that this will lead to more missed time than initially anticipated.ADVERTISEMENThttps://5106a2570346b10fff04cf222ba67607.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
It was initially thought that the players participating would leave after the game on Jan 2nd but The Athletic are reporting that they will leave as soon as Boxing Day.
The report states that if a team makes it deep into the competition, the players might not return till late in the 2nd week of February.
Additionally two FA Cup ties will also be missed in this scenario.