Injuries and Bans ahead of Gameweek 17

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.

On the back of the postponement of Brighton and Spurs at the weekend FPL managers will be keeping a close eye on the press conferences. Manchester United’s Gameweek 17 trip to Brentford has already been postponed and will likely be rescheduled for after Gameweek 21.

There were 42 positive cases in the Premier League’s Covid testing ahead of Gameweek 17.

INJURIES

Players to monitor ahead of Gameweek 17

Ivan Toney (Brentford)Illness Missed the Leeds game on 5/12 after testing positive for Covid-19.

Leandro Trossard (Brighton)Arm injury Stretchered off in the match against Southampton on 4/12 with an elbow injury but his manager said afterwards that the issue is “not as bad as first thought”

Joel Veltman (Brighton)Facial Injury Suffered a blow to the nose in the match against Southampton on 4/12 and had to be replaced.

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.

Maxwell Cornet (Burnley)Thigh injury Suffered a thigh strain in the match against Newcastle on 4/12 and will be assessed.

Connor Roberts (Burnley) Has been ill in the week leading up to the West Ham game on 12/12 and missed out. His manager later revealed that he had been hospitalised with an infection and he looks set to sit out the Watford match on 15/12.

N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)Knee injury Substituted in the Champions League win over Juventus on 23/11 after twisting his knee. Initially ruled out for “days” or one week but his manager said on 4/12 that he wasn’t sure when he’d back.

Ayoze Perez (Leicester)Illness Missed the Newcastle match on 12/12 with illness/Covid and is not expected back for the Spurs game on 16/12.

Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester) Illness Missed the Newcastle match on 12/12 with illness/Covid and is not expected back for the Spurs game on 16/12.

Hamza Choudhury (Leicester)Illness Missed the Newcastle match on 12/12 with illness/Covid and is not expected back for the Spurs game on 16/12.

Ademola Lookman (Leicester)Illness Missed the Newcastle match on 12/12 with illness/Covid and is not expected back for the Spurs game on 16/12. 

Jan Vestergaard (Leicester)Illness Missed the Newcastle match on 12/12 with illness/Covid and is not expected back for the Spurs game on 16/12.

Anthony Martial (Man United)Knock Missed the match against Crystal Palace on 5/12 after “feeling pain” in training.

Mata (Man United)Illness Missed the match against Norwich on 11/12 through illness. No word on his availability for the Brentford match on 14/12.

Nemanja Matic (Man United)Illness Picked up an illness ahead of the Norwich game on 11/12 and didn’t recover in time. No word on his availability for the Brentford match on 14/12.

Ben Gibson (Norwich)Groin Injury Missed the match against Man Utd on 11/12 with a groin injury. Will train ahead of the Aston Villa match on 14/12.

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

Adam Armstrong (Southampton)Muscle injury Substituted with a minor muscle injury against Arsenal on 11/12. “Maybe available” for the Crystal Palace game on 15/12 but couldn’t train on 13/12. 

Armando Broja (Southampton)Muscle injury Substituted with a minor muscle injury against Arsenal on 11/12. “Maybe available” for the Crystal Palace game on 15/12 but couldn’t train on 13/12. 

Tino Livramento (Southampton)Gashed Leg Expected to recover from a cut to face Crystal Palace on 15/12.

Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) – Withdrawn early with a back injury during the match against Man City 28/11 and missed Gameweek 14-16.

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.

Jeremy Sarmiento (Brighton) Hamstring injury Substituted with a hamstring injury in the match against West Ham on 1/12. Expected out for between three to four 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.

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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BANS

João Cancelo (Man City)- 1 Match Ban Suspended for one match after picking up his fifth booking of the season on 11/12.

Raul Jimenez (Wolves)1 Match Ban Suspended for one match after being sent off for two bookable offences in the match against Man City on 11/12.

Shane Duffy (Brighton) 1 Match Ban Suspended for one match after picking up his fifth booking of the season on 4/12

4 Yellow Cards (1 from suspension)

Sambi Lokonga – Arsenal

Matty Cash – Aston Villa

Tyrone Mings – Aston Villa

John McGinn – Aston Villa

Christian Norgaard – Brentford

Yves Bissouma – Brighton

Adam Lallana – Brighton

Neale Maupay – Brighton

Joel Veltman – Brighton

Josh Brownhill – Burnley

Reece James – Chelsea

Connor Gallagher – Crystal Palace

Lucas Digne – Everton

Abdoulaye Doucoure – Everton

Liam Cooper – Leeds

Junior Firpo – Leeds

Tyler Roberts – Leeds

Raphinha – Leeds

Rodrigo – Leeds

Diego Llorente – Leeds

Jamie Shackleton – Leeds

Andy Robertson – Liverpool

Fabinho – Liverpool

Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United

Scott McTominay – Manchester United

Fred – Manchester United

Paul Pogba – Manchester United

Luke Shaw – Manchester United

Callum Wilson – Newcastle

Javier Manquillo – Newcastle

Mattias Normann – Norwich

Pierre Lees-Melou – Norwich

Oriol Romeu – Southampton

Mohammed Salisu – Southampton

Cristian Romero – Spurs

Danny Rose – Watford

Declan Rice – West Ham

3 Yellow Cards (2 from suspension)

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang – Arsenal

Douglas Luiz – Aston Villa

Marvelous Nakamba – Aston Villa

Ollie Watkins – Aston Villa

Charlie Goode – Brentford

Pontus Jansson – Brentford

Frank Onyeka – Brentford

Cucurella – Brighton

Ben Mee – Burnley

Jay Rodriguez – Burnley

Marcos Alonso – Chelsea

Joachim Anderson – Crystal Palace

Christian Benteke – Crystal Palace

Marc Guehi – Crystal Palace

James McArthur – Crystal Palace

Wilf Zaha – Crystal Palace

Andros Townsend – Everton

Demarai Grey – Everton

Ben Godfrey – Everton

Pascal Struijk – Leeds

Wilf Ndidi – Leicester

Caglar Soyuncu – Leicester

Reuben Dias – Manchester City

Bernando Silva – Manchester City

Rodri – Manchester City

Harry Maguire – Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester United

Isaac Hayden – Newcastle

Allen Saint-Maximin – Newcastle

Brandon Williams – Norwich

Max Aarons – Norwich

Jan Bednarek – Southampton

Moussa Djenepo – Southampton

Kyle Walker-Peters – Southampton

Craig Cathcart – Watford

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

Josh King – Watford

William Troost-Ekong – Watford

Michail Antonio – West Ham

Pablo Fornals – West Ham

Leander Dendonker – Wolves

Max Kilman – Wolves

Raul Jiminez – Wolves

Roman Saiss – Wolves

The Fantasy Football Scout suspension tightrope will keep you up-to-date on which of your players are at risk of a ban:

https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/category/suspensions/

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