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 22.
THE NOTABLE INJURIES AND BANS OF GAMEWEEK 22
Gabriel Jesus (knee) – Reports say it’s a three-month injury, keeping him out until March.
Mohamed Elneny (knee)
Reiss Nelson (muscle)
Thomas Partey (rib) – Substituted as a precaution in the FA Cup fourth round tie.
Diego Carlos (Achilles) – Out for a long time because he ruptured his tendon in Gameweek 2.
Lucas Digne (shoulder)
John McGinn (hamstring)
Dominic Solanke (knee)
Marcus Tavernier (hamstring)
Philip Billing (muscle)
Ryan Fredericks (knock)
Junior Stanislas (knock)
Lewis Cook (knee)
Pontus Jansson (hamstring)
Frank Onyeka (hamstring)
Shandon Baptiste (match fitness)
Alexis Mac Allister (suspension) – Fifth yellow card of the season, out for Gameweek 22.
Jakub Moder (knee) – Long spell on the sidelines after a serious injury from April.
Evan Ferguson (knock)
Levi Colwill (muscle)
Adam Lallana (muscle)
Joao Felix (suspension) – Red card in Gameweek 19, not back until Gameweek 23.
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.
Reece James (knee) – Back in training but not yet ready.
Ben Chilwell (hamstring) – Back in training but not yet ready.
Raheem Sterling (hamstring)
Denis Zakaria (knock)
James McArthur (hip)
Wilfried Zaha (hamstring) – Patrick Vieira said Zaha never asks to come off, so this “does not sound good.”
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)
Ben Godfrey (knee)
Neeskens Kebano (Achilles)
Robin Koch (suspension) – Fifth yellow card of the season, out for Gameweek 22.
Stuart Dallas (leg) – Long-term absence from last season.
Crysencio Summerville (ankle)
Tyler Adams (knock) – Missed the FA Cup fourth round tie.
Pascal Struijk (knock) – Missed the FA Cup fourth round tie.
Liam Cooper (muscle)
Adam Forshaw (hip)
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James Justin (Achilles) – Out until next season.
Jamie Vardy (glute) – Out for around two weeks.
Ricardo Pereira (Achilles) – Pre-season problem is almost over.
Boubakary Soumare (hamstring)
Jonny Evans (calf)
Ryan Bertrand (knee)
Wilfred Ndidi (muscle)
Luis Diaz (knee) – Suffered a setback in training, out until March.
Diogo Jota (hamstring) – Returning in late January.
Roberto Firmino (calf)
Virgil van Dijk (hamstring) – Removed at half-time during Gameweek 19’s loss to Brentford.
Fabio Carvalho (knock)
John Stones (hamstring) – Came off early in FA Cup fourth round tie.
Phil Foden (foot)
Donny van de Beek (knee) – Ruled out for the season.
Christian Eriksen (ankle) – Will be assessed after leaving FA Cup match on crutches.
Jadon Sancho (lack of match fitness)
Anthony Martial (leg) – Came off with “some complaints” during half-time of Gameweek 20.
Diogo Dalot (muscle)
Emil Krafth (knee) – Out for the long-term. In fact, he may not return this season.
Matt Targett (heel)
Dean Henderson (thigh) – Absent until mid-February.
Giulian Biancone (knee) – Season is over.
Moussa Niakhate (muscle)
Cheikhou Kouyate (thigh)
Omar Richards (leg)
Taiwo Awoniyi (groin)
Tino Livramento (knee) – Stretchered off in April, it’s unsure how early his 2023 return will be.
Juan Larios (muscle)
Alex McCarthy (ankle) – Back in training.
Stuart Armstrong (groin)
Lucas Moura (tendon)
Danny Ings (knee) – Hurt on his Gameweek 21 debut.
Gianluca Scamacca (knee)
Maxwel Cornet (calf)
Kurt Zouma (hip)
Pedro Neto (ankle) – Unsure how soon he’ll return.
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)
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