Injuries and Bans ahead of Gameweek 13

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 ahead of Gameweek 13

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

Diogo Jota (Liverpool) – Suffered an impact injury on his knee in the match against Arsenal on 20/11. Will be assessed.

Naby Keita (Liverpool) – Suffered a hamstring injury against Brighton on 30/10

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

Jack Grealish (Man City) – Missed England’s match against San Marino on 15/11 with a “minor injury” and returned to his club for further assessment, missed Gameweek 12.

Gio Lo Celso (Spurs) – Returned from international duty with Argentina with what his club manager said was a “little problem”

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

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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.

Demari Gray (Everton) – Muscle injury Will be assessed for a muscle injury picked up in the match against Manchester City on 21/11.

Luke Ayling (Leeds) – Still halfway through his recovery from a knee problem

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

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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James Tarkowski (Burnley)1 Match Ban Suspended for one match after picking up his fifth booking of the season on 20/11.

Ashley Westwood (Burnley)1 Match Ban Suspended for one match after picking up his fifth booking of the season on 20/11.

Mason Holgate (Everton)2 matches left of a 3 Match Ban  Suspended for three matches after being sent off for serious foul play on 7/11.

Richarlison (Everton)1 Match Ban Suspended for one match after collecting his fifth booking of the season on 21/11.

Harry Maguire (Man United)1 Match Ban Suspended for one match after being sent off for two bookable offences on 20/11.

4 Yellow Cards (1 from suspension)

Sambi Lokonga – Arsenal

Tyrone Mings – Aston Villa

John McGinn – Aston Villa

Christian Norgaard – Brentford

Shane Duffy – Brighton

Adam Lallana – Brighton

Joel Veltman – Brighton

Josh Brownhill – Burnley

Liam Cooper – Leeds

Rodrigo – Leeds

Aymeric Laporte – Man City

Fred – Manchester United

Paul Pogba – Manchester United

Luke Shaw – Manchester United

Matt Ritchie – Newcastle

Jamaal Lascelles – Newcastle

Callum Wilson – Newcastle

Mattias Normann – Norwich

Mohammed Salisu – Southampton

Cristian Romero – Spurs

Declan Rice – West Ham

Reuben Neves – Wolves

3 Yellow Cards (2 from suspension)

Matty Cash – Aston Villa

Sergi Canos – Brentford

Cucurella – Brighton

Neale Maupay – Brighton

Joachim Anderson – Crystal Palace

Christian Benteke – Crystal Palace

Connor Gallagher – Crystal Palace

James McArthur – Crystal Palace

Joel Ward – Crystal Palace

Lucas Digne – Everton

Abdoulaye Doucoure – Everton

Raphinha – Leeds

João Cancelo – Man City

Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United

Harry Maguire – Manchester United

Isaac Hayden – Newcastle

Pierre Lees-Melou – Norwich

Max Aarons – Norwich

Moussa Djenepo – Southampton

Oriol Romeu – Southampton

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

Pablo Fornals – West Ham

Roman Saiss – Wolves

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