The great continent of Africa has had a growing influence on world football in the last decade.

Not only did it host its first World Cup in 2010 but a plethora of footballing stars have been exported to the best leagues in Europe.

The likes of Didier Drogba and Jay-Jay Okocha added something special to the Premier League during their prime but in their absence, others have taken up the mantel.

Here we take a look at five of the best African players currently plying their trade in England's top flight.

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#Premier League
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#Emmanuel Adebayor
#Wilfried Bony
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