Being able to navigate around unavailable players is key to FPL success. Together with some useful Fantasy Football Scout information, here is the current list of injuries and bans heading into Gameweek 20.
THE NOTABLE INJURIES AND BANS OF GAMEWEEK 20
Gabriel Jesus (knee) – Reports say it’s a three-month injury, keeping him out until March.
Reiss Nelson (muscle)
Emile Smith-Rowe (groin) – After months out, he is back in training.
Leander Dendoncker (suspension) – Red card in FA Cup match, out for Gameweek 20.
Diego Carlos (Achilles) – Out for a long time because he ruptured his tendon in Gameweek 2.
Matty Cash (knock)
John McGinn (hamstring)
Adam Smith (suspension) – 5th yellow card of the season, out for Gameweek 20.
Marcus Tavernier (knock)
Ryan Fredericks (knock)
Junior Stanislas (knock)
Pontus Jansson (hamstring)
Ivan Toney (leg)
Aaron Hickey (ankle)
Frank Onyeka (hamstring)
Jakub Moder (knee) – Long spell on the sidelines after a serious injury from April.
Leandro Trossard (calf) – Missed the FA Cup match
Reece James (knee) – Only lasted 52 minutes of his FPL comeback in Gameweek 17.
Ben Chilwell (hamstring) – Graham Potter says “he’s still not team training”.
Christian Pulisic (knee)
Wesley Fofana (knee)
N’Golo Kante (hamstring)
Armando Broja (knee) – Mid-season friendly injury is likely a season-ender.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek (calf)
James McArthur (groin)
Nathan Patterson (knee) – Ligament injury from Gameweek 19 will keep him out for six-to-eight weeks.
James Garner (back) – He is “probably going to be back at the back end of January or early February.”
Andros Townsend (knee) – Nearing a return from his March ACL issue.
Michael Keane (knee)
Aleksandar Mitrovic (suspension) – 5th yellow card of the season, out second match of Double Gameweek 19.
Neeskens Kebano (Achilles)
Stuart Dallas (leg) – Long-term absence from last season.
Luis Sinisterra (foot)
Patrick Bamford (match fitness)
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James Justin (Achilles) – Out until next season.
Ricardo Pereira (Achilles) – Pre-season problem ruled him out until early 2023.
Jonny Evans (calf)
James Maddison (knee) – Not played since before the World Cup.
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (glute) – Limped out of Gameweek 19 warm-up with an injury.
Dennis Praet (knock)
Boubakary Soumare (hamstring)
Virgil van Dijk (hamstring) – Removed at half-time during Gameweek 19’s loss to Brentford.
Luis Diaz (knee) – Suffered a setback in training, out until March.
Diogo Jota (hamstring) – Returning in late January.
Roberto Firmino (calf)
James Milner (hamstring)
Ruben Dias (hamstring) – Unconfirmed reports say he is out for a month.
Jadon Sancho (personal reasons)
Donny van de Beek (leg)
Jonjo Shelvey (calf) – Picked up in training, out for six-to-eight weeks.
Emil Krafth (knee) – Out for the long-term. In fact, he may not return this season.
Matt Targett (heel)
Jesse Lingard (hamstring) – Will miss several weeks.
Giulian Biancone (knee) – Season is over.
Moussa Niakhate (muscle)
Cheikhou Kouyate (thigh)
Neco Williams (knock)
Tino Livramento (knee) – Stretchered off in April, it’s unsure how early his 2023 return will be.
Armel Bella-Kotchap (knee)
Alex McCarthy (ankle)
Theo Walcott (calf)
Juan Larios (muscle)
Richarlison (hamstring) – Played with the injury for 84 minutes of World Cup quarter-final.
Rodrigo Bentancur (groin)
Lucas Moura (tendon)
Dejan Kulusevski (muscle)
Kurt Zouma (knee) – Surgery in late November.
Maxwel Cornet (calf)
Gianluca Scamacca (knee) – Set to have a scan on some knee discomfort.
Vladimir Coufal (knock)
Manuel Lanzini (groin)
Pedro Neto (ankle) – Unsure how soon he’ll return after the World Cup.
Sasa Kalajdzic (knee) – He sadly suffered a serious injury on his Gameweek 6 debut and will be out for a while.
Chiquinho (knee) – A long-term injury sustained in pre-season.
Boubacar Traore (muscle)
Daniel Podence (knock)
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