Who are the Jamaicans in the Premier League this season?
Aston Villa's Jamaica international Leon Bailey.


Club - Aston Villa

Position - Winger

Squad number - 31

Age - 24

Date of birth - August 9, 1997

Place of birth - Kingston, Jamaica

Club's next game - Bournemouth (A)

Last season's key stats

Apps: 18, Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Goals per game: 0.06

Shots: 21

Shots on target: 8

Shooting accuracy: 38 per cent

Passes: 188

Passes per match: 10.44

Big chances created: 1

Crosses: 33

Bailey managed only seven starts last season, due to injury, and bagged a goal and three assists. He has, however, had a strong preseason for Villa, and his three goals and two assists in that time suggests he may have earned a starting position in Steven Gerrard's 11.


Club - Brentford

Position - Centre back

Squad number - 5

Age - 29

Date of birth - May 29, 1993

Place of birth - Lambeth, England

Club's next game - Leicester (A)

Last season's key stats

Apps: 32, Goals: 1

Clean sheets: 7

Tackles: 51

Tackle success: 69 per cent

Blocked shots: 3

Duels won: 216

Duels lost: 101

Aerial battles won: 143

Aerial battles lost: 72

Pinnock was a key figure in Brentford's backline last year, but a knee injury in preseason has Brentford Manager Thomas Frank doubtful about when he will make his first appearance this season. "He will be out for the first part of the season," Frank said. "We don't know how long, but instead of putting a big timescale on it, I know it's not two to three weeks, but I know it's long, long, long. He will be out for the first part of the season."

Fulham's Jamaica international Bobby Decordova-Reid.


Club - Fulham

Position - Forward

Squad number - 14

Age - 29

Date of birth - February 2, 1993

Place of birth - Bristol, England

Club's next game - Liverpool (H)

Last season's key stats (EFL Championship)

Apps: 41, Goals: 8, Assists: 7

Goals per game: 0.3

Shots: 40

Shots on target: 19

Shooting accuracy: 47.5 per cent

Passes: 1003

Passes per match: 29.8

Big chances created: 10

Big chances missed: 7

Reid changed his name officially to Bobby Decordova-Reid in 2018 to honour his mother because he "wanted to represent her after the hard work she's done" for him.


Club - Nottingham Forest

Position - Forward, Winger

Squad number - 18

Age - 28

Date of birth - July 21, 1994

Place of birth - Harrow, England

Club's next game - Newcastle (A)

Last season's key stats (EFL Championship)

Apps: 39, Goals: 7, Assists: 2

Goals per game: 0.2

Shots: 21

Shots on target: 17

Shooting accuracy: 80.95 per cent

Passes: 397

Passes per match: 24

Big chances created: 2

Big chances missed: 4

Lowe, who joined Bournemouth late in the 2021 summer transfer window, is relishing a good start in the Premier League after having his first preseason training with the club.

West Ham United's Jamaica international Michail Antonio.Photo: AFP


Club - West Ham United

Position - Forward

Squad number - 9

Age - 32

Date of birth - March 28, 1990

Place of birth - Wandsworth, England

Club's next game - Manchester City (H)

Last season's key stats

Apps: 36, Goals: 10, Assists: 8

Goals per game: 0.28

Shots: 83

Shots on target: 29

Shooting accuracy: 35 per cent

Passes: 615

Passes per match: 17.08

Big chances created: 7

Big chances missed: 10

In an attempt to rid himself of a reputation for being injury-prone, Antonio has made significant changes to his diet this season. "I did some studying and realised a lot of people are becoming vegans because they believe it keeps them clear of injury," Antonio told The Athletic last month. "What I've found in my research [about a plant-based diet] is that this is to do with the alkaline balance in the veg, and obviously vegans have more of that in their diet.

"I've not become completely vegan – I still have my chicken and my fish – but I eat a lot more greens and get a lot more alkaline in my meals, which helps to heal the muscles after games."

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