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Gameweek 23: 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 23.


THE NOTABLE INJURIES AND BANS OF GAMEWEEK 23

ARSENAL

OUT:

Gabriel Jesus (knee) – Still expected to be out until March, before being eased back into action.

Emile Smith-Rowe (thigh)

Mohamed Elneny (knee)

Reiss Nelson (muscle)

ASTON VILLA

OUT:

Diego Carlos (Achilles) – Out for a long time because he ruptured his tendon in Gameweek 2.

BOURNEMOUTH

OUT:

Dominic Solanke (knee)

Marcus Tavernier (hamstring)

Lewis Cook (knee)

Lloyd Kelly (calf)

Jack Stephens (calf)

MAYBE:

Ryan Fredericks (knock)

Junior Stanislas (knock)

BRENTFORD

OUT:

Pontus Jansson (hamstring)

Frank Onyeka (hamstring)

MAYBE:

Shandon Baptiste (match fitness)

BRIGHTON

OUT:

Jakub Moder (knee) – Long spell on the sidelines after a serious injury from April.

Levi Colwill (muscle)

MAYBE:

Evan Ferguson (knee) – A nasty Fabinho tackle led to the Gameweek 22 absence.

Adam Lallana (muscle)

CHELSEA

OUT:

Christian Pulisic (knee)

Mateo Kovacic (calf)

N’Golo Kante (hamstring)

Edouard Mendy (hand)

Armando Broja (knee) – Mid-season friendly injury is likely a season-ender.

Denis Zakaria (knock)

MAYBE:

Wesley Fofana (knee)

CRYSTAL PALACE

OUT:

Wilfried Zaha (hamstring) – Patrick Vieira said Zaha never asks to come off, so this “does not sound good.”

Joachim Andersen (calf) – Progressing slowly from Gameweek 20 injury

MAYBE:

James McArthur (hip)

EVERTON

OUT:

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)

MAYBE:

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (hamstring)

FULHAM

OUT:

Neeskens Kebano (Achilles)

LEEDS

OUT:

Rodrigo (ankle) – Out until early April.

Stuart Dallas (leg) – Long-term absence from last season.

MAYBE:

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.


LEICESTER

OUT:

James Justin (Achilles) – Out until next season.

Ricardo Pereira (Achilles) – Pre-season problem is almost over.

Boubakary Soumare (hamstring)

Jonny Evans (calf)

Ryan Bertrand (knee)

MAYBE:

Wilfred Ndidi (personal)

LIVERPOOL

OUT:

Luis Diaz (knee) – Suffered a setback in training, out until March.

Diogo Jota (hamstring) – Returning in late January.

Roberto Firmino (calf)

Ibrahima Konate (hamstring)

Arthur (muscle)

MAYBE:

Virgil van Dijk (hamstring) – Removed at half-time during Gameweek 19’s loss to Brentford.

Fabinho (illness)

MANCHESTER CITY

OUT:

John Stones (hamstring) – Out until at least early March.

MAYBE:

Phil Foden (illness)

MANCHESTER UNITED

OUT:

Casemiro (suspension) – Red card in Gameweek 22, not back until Gameweek 26.

Christian Eriksen (ankle) – FA Cup injury keeps him sidelined until late April or early May.

Donny van de Beek (knee) – Ruled out for the season.

NEWCASTLE

OUT:

Bruno Guimaraes (suspension) – Red card in EFL Cup, not back until Gameweek 26.

Emil Krafth (knee) – Out for the long-term. In fact, he may not return this season.

Matt Targett (heel)

Javier Manquillo (knee)

NOTTINGHAM FOREST

OUT:

Dean Henderson (thigh) – Absent until late-February.

Ryan Yates (illness)

Giulian Biancone (knee) – Season is over.

Jonjo Shelvey (calf)

Moussa Niakhate (muscle)

Cheikhou Kouyate (thigh)

Omar Richards (leg)

MAYBE:

Taiwo Awoniyi (groin)

SOUTHAMPTON

OUT:

Tino Livramento (knee) – Stretchered off in April, it’s unsure how early his 2023 return will be.

Juan Larios (muscle)

MAYBE:

Kyle Walker-Peters (hamstring)

Alex McCarthy (ankle) – Back in training.

Stuart Armstrong (groin)

TOTTENHAM

OUT:

Cristian Romero (suspension) – Red card in Gameweek 22, not back until Gameweek 24.

MAYBE:

Pape Sarr (hip)

WEST HAM

OUT:

Gianluca Scamacca (knee)

Maxwel Cornet (calf)

Kurt Zouma (hip)

MAYBE:

Alphonse Areola (hamstring)

Thilo Kehrer (knock)

WOLVES

OUT:

Pedro Neto (ankle) – Unsure how soon he’ll return.

Hwang Hee-chan (hamstring) – Forced off in Gameweek 22.

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)

MAYBE:

Mario Lemina (knock)


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