Gameweek 21: Latest injuries and bans
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 21.
THE NOTABLE INJURIES AND BANS OF GAMEWEEK 21
Gabriel Jesus (knee) – Reports say it’s a three-month injury, keeping him out until March.
Reiss Nelson (muscle)
Jan Bednarek (ineligible to face parent club)
Ludwig Augustinsson (ankle)
Diego Carlos (Achilles) – Out for a long time because he ruptured his tendon in Gameweek 2.
Matty Cash (groin) – Taken in FA Cup match and missed Gameweek 20.
Lucas Digne (shoulder)
John McGinn (hamstring)
Ollie Watkins (ankle)
Dominic Solanke (knee)
Marcus Tavernier (hamstring)
Ryan Fredericks (knock)
Junior Stanislas (knock)
Lewis Cook (knee)
Pontus Jansson (hamstring)
Frank Onyeka (hamstring)
Aaron Hickey (ankle)
Rico Henry (calf)
Jakub Moder (knee) – Long spell on the sidelines after a serious injury from April.
Reece James (knee) – Only lasted 52 minutes of his FPL comeback in Gameweek 17.
Joao Felix (suspension) – Red card in Gameweek 19, not back until Gameweek 23.
Ben Chilwell (hamstring) – Graham Potter says “he’s still not team training”.
Raheem Sterling (hamstring)
Christian Pulisic (knee)
Wesley Fofana (knee)
N’Golo Kante (hamstring)
Edouard Mendy (hand)
Armando Broja (knee) – Mid-season friendly injury is likely a season-ender.
Denis Zakaria (knock)
James McArthur (hip)
Joachim Andersen (calf)
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)
Neeskens Kebano (Achilles)
Stuart Dallas (leg) – Long-term absence from last season.
Luis Sinisterra (foot)
Crysencio Summerville (ankle)
Adam Forshaw (hip)
Additionally, check out Fantasy Football Scout for more in-depth details on key FPL injuries and bans.
Meanwhile, Scout will soon cover the pre-match press conferences, where managers should give more accurate updates. There’s also a live injuries and bans stream on their YouTube channel.
James Maddison (knee) – Not played since before the World Cup.
James Justin (Achilles) – Out until next season.
Ricardo Pereira (Achilles) – Pre-season problem ruled him out until early 2023.
Boubakary Soumare (hamstring)
Jonny Evans (calf)
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (glute) – Limped out of Gameweek 19 warm-up with an injury.
Ayoze Perez (knock)
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)
Darwin Nunez (knock) – Club awaiting more information on injury.
Ruben Dias (hamstring) – Unconfirmed reports say he is out for a month.
John Stones (lack of match fitness)
Donny van de Beek (knee) – Ruled out for the season.
Jadon Sancho (lack of match fitness)
Anthony Martial (leg) – Came off with “some complaints” during half-time of Gameweek 20.
Diogo Dalot (muscle)
Bruno Guimaraes (ankle) – Had to leave at half-time during Gameweek 20.
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)
Dean Henderson (thigh) – “First impression is that it’s not good,” says Steve Cooper.
Ryan Yates (facial) – Off at half-time during Gameweek 20.
Willy Boly (ankle)
Taiwo Awoniyi (fatigue)
Tino Livramento (knee) – Stretchered off in April, it’s unsure how early his 2023 return will be.
Armel Bella-Kotchap (knee)
Alex McCarthy (ankle)
Stuart Armstrong (groin)
Theo Walcott (calf)
Juan Larios (muscle)
Rodrigo Bentancur (groin)
Lucas Moura (tendon)
Maxwel Cornet (calf)
Alphonse Areola (hip)
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)
Diego Costa (knock)
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