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Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) – Withdrawn early with a back injury during the match against Man City 28/11 and missed Gameweek 14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