Injuries and Bans ahead of Gameweek 12

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 11

Thomas Partey (Arsenal) – Missed the Watford game on 7/11 with a muscle injury

Danny Ings (Aston Villa) – Missed West Ham game on the 31/10 with a muscle injury.

Jacob Ramsey (Aston Villa) – Suffered a “high ankle sprain” in the match against West Ham on 31/10.

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.

Youri Tielemans (Leicester)  Requires a scan on a calf injury picked up against Leeds on 7/11

Naby Keita (Liverpool) – Suffered a hamstring injury against Brighton on 30/10 but his manager doesn’t yet know the severity of it.

Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – Suffered a hamstring injury in the Champions League against Athletico Madrid

Bryan Gil (Spurs) – Missed Manchester United game on the 30/10 with a hamstring issue.

Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham)  – Taken off against Liverpool on 7/11 after needing stitches to an eye wound but his manager also revealed after full-time that he had taken a knock.

Potential FPL options with longer term injuries

Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) – Knee ligament damage picked up against Spurs (26th Sept), out for three months

David Raya (Brentford) – Ruled out for four to five months on 26/10 after sustaining a serious ligament injury in his left knee.

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

James Milner (Liverpool) – Substituted with a hamstring injury in the match against Manchester United on 24/10.

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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Robert Sanchez (Brighton)1 Match Ban  Banned for one match after being sent off for the denial of a goalscoring opportunity on 6/11.

Mason Holgate (Everton)3 Match Ban  Suspended for three matches after being sent off for serious foul play on 7/11.

Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – 1 match left of 3 Match Ban Sent off for serious foul play on 24/10 and will miss three matches.

Oliver Skipp (Spurs)1 Match Ban  Suspended for Gameweek 12 after collecting his fifth booking of the season on 7/11

Juraj Kucka (Watford)1 Match Ban  Suspended for one match after being sent off for two bookable offences on 7/11

4 Yellow Cards (1 from suspension)

Sambi Lokonga – Arsenal

Tyrone Mings – Aston Villa

John McGinn – Aston Villa

Shane Duffy – Brighton

Adam Lallana – Brighton

Joel Veltman – Brighton

Josh Brownhill – Burnley

James Tarkowski – Burnley

Ashley Westwood – Burnley

Richarlison – Everton

Rodrigo – Leeds

Fred – Manchester United

Paul Pogba – Manchester United

Luke Shaw – Manchester United

Matt Ritchie – Newcastle

Jamaal Lascelles – Newcastle

Mohammed Salisu – Southampton

Cristian Romero – Spurs

3 Yellow Cards (2 from suspension)

Christian Norgaard – Brentford

Sergi Canos – Brentford

Neale Maupay – Brighton

Joachim Anderson – Crystal Palace

Connor Gallagher – Crystal Palace

James McArthur – Crystal Palace

Joel Ward – Crystal Palace

Lucas Digne – Everton

Abdoulaye Doucoure – Everton

Liam Cooper – Leeds

Raphinha – Leeds

Aymeric Laporte – Man City

João Cancelo – Man City

Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United

Harry Maguire – Manchester United

Isaac Hayden – Newcastle

Pierre Lees-Melou – Norwich

Mattias Normann – Norwich

Max Aarons – Norwich

Moussa Djenepo – Southampton

Oriol Romeu – Southampton

Oghenekaro Peter Etebo – Watford (out through injury until Feb 2022)

Declan Rice – West Ham

Pablo Fornals – West Ham

Reuben Neves – Wolves

Roman Saiss – Wolves

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