For Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers, the availability of their players both in terms of injuries as well as bans is an important part of their Gameweek preparations.
Here’s a round-up of what we know so far in terms of injuries and bans.
Players to monitor after Gameweek 10
Kieran Tierney (Arsenal) – Ankle injury Missed the Aston Villa game on 22/10 with a bruised ankle.
Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford) – Substituted with a “minor injury” against Leicester on 24/10 and his manager hopes the issue isn’t serious.
Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea) – Suffered a twisted ankle against Malmo on 20/10. Will be out for “some matches” according to his manager.
Timo Werner (Chelsea) – Suffered a hamstring injury against Malmo on 20/10. Will be out for “some matches” according to his manager.
Raphinha (Leeds) – Sustained a knock against Wolves on 23/10 but his manager does not know the extent of the problem.
Jamie Vardy (Leicester) – Complained of knee pain in the match against Brentford on 24/10 and was substituted at half-time.
James Milner (Liverpool) – Substituted with a hamstring injury in the match against Manchester United on 24/10.
Raheem Sterling (Man City) – Missed the Brighton game on 23/10 because of a “niggle” in his back.
Armando Broja (Southampton) – Sustained an ankle injury when facing Burnley on 30/10 but expected to swiftly recover
Potential FPL options with longer term injuries
Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) – Knee ligament damage picked up against Spurs (26th Sept), out for three months
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) – Back in training following a muscle injury, still a “little way away”
Abdoulaye Doucoure (Everton) – Everton confirmed on 19/10 Doucoure has suffered a foot injury and will be assessed to determine the period of absence.
Luke Ayling (Leeds) – Still halfway through his recovery from a knee problem
Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester) – Out for four-to-five weeks from 3rd Oct with a hamstring injury
James Justin (Leicester) – ACL injury from the 2020/21 season, expected back some time in October
Wesley Fofana (Leicester) – Broken leg in pre-season
Harvey Elliot (Liverpool) – Serious ankle injury vs Leeds (12th Sept) which required surgery
Ferran Torres (Man City) – Fractured foot, ruled out for two-to-three months from 15th Oct
Raphael Varane (Man United) – Ruled out on 12th Oct for a few weeks with a thigh injury
Jack Stephens (Southampton) – Picked up a knee injury on 18th Sept. Ruled out for 10-12 weeks
Christian Kabasele (Watford) – Out for more than three weeks (7th Oct) due to a hamstring injury
Francisco Sierralta (Watford) – Picked up a hamstring injury on 2nd Oct, expected to begin light training from 18th Oct
Johnny (Wolves) – ACL injury from the 2020/21 season, on course for “a return in the new year”
Pedro Neto (Wolves) – Knee injury from 2020/21, due to have a specialist review in October but no further timeframe
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Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – 3 Match Ban Sent off for serious foul play on 24/10 and will miss three matches.
Ben Gibson (Norwich) – 1 Match Ban Suspended for one match after being sent off for two bookable offences on 23/10.
Emmanuel Dennis (Watford) – 1 Match Ban Suspended for one league match after collecting his fifth booking of the season on 23/10.
4 Yellow Cards (1 from suspension)
Tyrone Mings – Aston Villa
Joel Veltman – Brighton
Paul Pogba – Manchester United
Oliver Skipp – Tottenham
3 Yellow Cards (2 from suspension)
Sambi Lokonga – Arsenal
John McGinn – Aston Villa
Christian Norgaard – Brentford
Sergi Canos – Brentford
Shane Duffy – Brighton
Adam Lallana – Brighton
Josh Brownhill – Burnley
James Tarkowski – Burnley
Ashley Westwood – Burnley
Joachim Anderson – Crystal Palace
James McArthur – Crystal Palace
Joel Ward – Crystal Palace
Lucas Digne – Everton
Abdoulaye Doucoure – Everton
Richarlison – Everton
Liam Cooper – Leeds
Rodrigo – Leeds
Aymeric Laporte – Man City
Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United
Fred – Manchester United
Luke Shaw – Manchester United
Matt Ritchie – Newcastle
Pierre Lees-Melou – Norwich
Moussa Djenepo – Southampton
Oghenekaro Peter Etebo – Watford (out through injury until Feb 2022)
Declan Rice – West Ham