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 9.
INJURIES TO MONITOR AHEAD OF GAMEWEEK 9
Emile Smith-Rowe (Arsenal) – Groin. Hurt in the warm-down that followed Arsenal’s Gameweek 6 defeat at Man United.
Kieran Tierney (Arsenal) – Head
Thomas Partey (Arsenal) – Knee. Withdrew from the Ghana squad.
Martin Odegaard (Arsenal) – Calf. Missed Gameweek 8 versus Brentford.
Oleksandr Zinchenko (Arsenal) – Calf. Withdrew from the Ghana squad.
Matty Cash (Aston Villa) – Hamstring
Lloyd Kelly (Bournemouth) – Knock
Keane Lewis-Potter (Brentford) – Knock
Edouard Mendy (Chelsea) – Shoulder. Will be assessed after suffering a late injury in Gameweek 6.
N’Golo Kante (Chelsea) – Hamstring. Out since Gameweek 3.
Jordan Pickford (Everton) – Thigh. Unable to make England duty.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) – Knee. Hasn’t played yet but is back in training.
Antonee Robinson (Fulham) – Ankle
Rodrigo (Leeds) – Shoulder. The previously popular Spaniard has missed three to four weeks because of a dislocated shoulder.
Junior Firpo (Leeds) – Match fitness
Patson Daka (Leicester) – Illness. Early return from international duty.
Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester) – Hamstring. Early return from international duty.
Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) – Knee
Thiago (Liverpool) – Hamstring
John Stones (Man City) – Hamstring. Was hurt versus Germany.
Aymeric Laporte (Man City) – Knee. Back in training, just needs match fitness.
Donny van de Beek (Man United) – Knock
Harry Maguire (Man United) – Hamstring. Finished the draw with Germany despite “feeling something.”
Marcus Rashford (Man United) – Muscle
Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle) – Thigh. Returned from hamstring issue in Gameweek 8, only to pick up a thigh problem with Brazil.
Allan Saint-Maximin (Newcastle) – Hamstring. Eddie Howe still isn’t sure if he’ll make Gameweek 9.
Callum Wilson (Newcastle) – Hamstring. Likely to be back for the trip to Fulham.
Chris Wood (Newcastle) – Rib. Had to be substiuted during New Zealand match.
Emmanuel Dennis (Nott’m Forest) – Knock
Morgan Gibbs-White (Nott’m Forest) – Knock. Forced to withdraw from England under-21s duty.
Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) – Thigh
Ben Davies (Tottenham) – Knee
Raul Jimenez (Wolves) – Fatigue. Pulled out of Gameweek 6 squad because of “little pains”.
RULED OUT OF GAMEWEEK 9 – MAIN INJURIES
Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal) – Hamstring
Lucas Digne (Aston Villa) – Ankle. Suffered a possible stress fracture while on international duty with France.
Diego Carlos (Aston Villa) – Achilles. Out for a long time because he ruptured his tendon in Gameweek 2.
Boubacar Kamara (Aston Villa) – Knee. Reports in France suggest he’ll be out until the World Cup break.
Ben Pearson (Bournemouth) – Knee
Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) – Groin
Ethan Pinnock (Brentford) – Knee
Christian Norgaard (Brentford) – Achilles
Jakub Moder (Brighton) – Knee. Long spell on the sidelines after a serious injury from April.
Adam Lallana (Brighton) – Calf
James McArthur (Crystal Palace) – Groin
Nathan Patterson (Everton) – Knee. Stretchered off on Scotland duty, which head coach said “doesn’t look good.”
Andros Townsend (Everton) – Knee. Nearing a return from his March ACL issue.
Mason Holgate (Everton) – Knee
Ben Godfrey (Everton) – Leg. Fractured his fibula in Gameweek 1 so is out for three months.
Yerry Mina (Everton) – Ankle
Harry Wilson (Fulham) – Knee
Stuart Dallas (Leeds) – Leg. Because of this fracture, Dallas will be kept out for several more months.
Ricardo Pereira (Leicester) – Achilles. Pre-season problem ruled him out until early 2023.
Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool) – Knee
Kalvin Phillips (Man City) – Shoulder
Anthony Martial (Man United) – Achilles. Inititally ruled out of Gameweek 4 but there is still no timeframe on a return.
Alexander Isak (Newcastle) – Leg. Set to miss several weeks.
Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle) – Hamstring
Emil Krafth (Newcastle) – Knee. Out for the long-term, he may not return this season.
Moussa Niakhate (Nott’m Forest) – Muscle
Orel Mangala (Nott’m Forest) – Hamstring
Romeo Lavia (Southampton) – Muscle. Hurt during Gameweek 5 and out for a minimum of six weeks.
Tino Livramento (Southampton) – Knee. As a result, he is likely to miss the rest of 2022.
Lucas Moura (Tottenham) – Tendon
Nayef Aguerd (West Ham) – Ankle
Sasa Kalajdzic (Wolves) – Knee. He sadly suffered a serious injury on his Gameweek 6 debut and will be out for a while.
Chiquinho (Wolves) – Knee. Out until early 2023.
GAMEWEEK 9 BANS
Joao Palhinha (Fulham) – 5 yellow cards, one-match suspension.
Nathan Collins (Wolves) – Red card in Gameweek 8, three-match suspension.
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