Injuries and Bans ahead of Gameweek 15

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.

With a short turn around between the end of Gameweek 14 and the Gameweek 15 deadline it’s more important than ever to have a clear understanding of which players are available and which aren’t.

Here’s a round-up of what we know so far in terms of injuries and bans.


Players to monitor ahead of Gameweek 15

Matt Targett (Aston Villa) Substituted in the match against Man City on 1/12 after a bang on the head. His manager said afterwards that he “should be OK”.

Leon Bailey (Aston Villa) Substituted with a muscle injury in the match against Man City on 1/12. His manager fears that he will be out for “a few weeks at least”.

Adam Webster (Brighton) – Substituted with a muscle injury in the match against West Ham on 1/12. Ruled out of the Southampton game on 4/12 as assessment continues on the full extent of his problem.

Mathias Normann (Norwich) – Has been sidelined with a recurrence of a pelvic injury in the match against Wolves on 27/11. Has been sidelined since but has had injections in the affected area and could be back for the Manchester United game on 11/12

Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) – Withdrawn early with a back injury during the match against Man City 28/11 and missed Gameweek 14

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.

James Justin (Leicester) – ACL injury from the 2020/21 season

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

Ben Foster (Watford) – Groin injury likely out until the new year at least.

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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Joel Ward (Crystal Palace)1 Match Ban Suspended for one match after picking up his fifth booking of the season on 30/11.

Ciaran Clark (Newcastle)1 Match Ban Suspended for one match after being sent off for a professional foul on 30/11.

4 Yellow Cards (1 from suspension)

Sambi Lokonga – Arsenal

Matty Cash – Aston Villa

Tyrone Mings – Aston Villa

John McGinn – Aston Villa

Sergi Canos – Brentford

Christian Norgaard – Brentford

Shane Duffy – Brighton

Adam Lallana – Brighton

Neale Maupay – Brighton

Joel Veltman – Brighton

Josh Brownhill – Burnley

Connor Gallagher – Crystal Palace

Lucas Digne – Everton

Liam Cooper – Leeds

Rodrigo – Leeds

João Cancelo – Man City

Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United

Fred – Manchester United

Paul Pogba – Manchester United

Luke Shaw – Manchester United

Callum Wilson – Newcastle

Mattias Normann – Norwich

Oriol Romeu – Southampton

Mohammed Salisu – Southampton

Cristian Romero – Spurs

Declan Rice – West Ham

3 Yellow Cards (2 from suspension)

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang – Arsenal

Douglas Luiz – Aston Villa

Yves Bissouma – Brighton

Cucurella – Brighton

Jay Rodriguez – Burnley

Marcos Alonso – Chelsea

Joachim Anderson – Crystal Palace

Christian Benteke – Crystal Palace

James McArthur – Crystal Palace

Wilf Zaha – Crystal Palace

Abdoulaye Doucoure – Everton

Andros Townsend – Everton

Diego Llorente – Leeds

Raphinha – Leeds

Tyler Roberts – Leeds

Jamie Shackleton – Leeds

Pascal Struijk – Leeds

Junior Firpo – Leeds

Wilf Ndidi – Leicester

Fabinho – Liverpool

Andy Robertson – Liverpool

Bernando Silva – Manchester City

Harry Maguire – Manchester United

Scott McTominay – Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester United

Isaac Hayden – Newcastle

Pierre Lees-Melou – Norwich

Brandon Williams – Norwich

Max Aarons – Norwich

Jan Bednarek – Southampton

Moussa Djenepo – Southampton

Kyle Walker-Peters – Southampton

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

Danny Rose – Watford

William Troost-Ekong – Watford

Michail Antonio – West Ham

Pablo Fornals – West Ham

Max Kilman – Wolves

Roman Saiss – Wolves

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