Injuries and Bans ahead of Gameweek 19

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.

Gameweek 18 proved to be a challenging one for FPL managers with just four of the originally scheduled games going ahead.

The next round of fixtures is due to start on Boxing Day.


Players to monitor ahead of Gameweek 19

Joel Veltman (Brighton)Hamstring injury A “major doubt” for the Man Utd game on 18/12 after suffering a hamstring injury in the Wolves match on 15/12.

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.

Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea)Calf injury Substituted with tightness in his calf in the match against Wolves on 19/12 but his manager doesn’t think the issue is serious.

Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea)Illness Tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the Everton game on 16/12 and missed out

Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea)Illness Tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the Everton game on 16/12 and missed out.

Timo Werner (Chelsea) Illness Tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the Everton game on 16/12 and missed out

Daniel James (Leeds)Muscle injury Picked up a muscle problem in the match against Man City on 14/12. Ruled out of the Arsenal game on 18/12.

Thiago (Liverpool)Illness Returned a suspected positive Covid-19 test ahead of the Spurs game on 19/12.

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

Bernardo Silva (Man City)Muscle injury Substituted with muscular “niggles” in the match against Leeds on 14/12 but his manager said the withdrawal was precautionary.

Kyle Walker (Man City)Knock MIssed the match against Leeds on 14/12 as he was short of fitness.

Rayan Ait-Nouri (Wolves)Muscle injury Pulled out of the starting XI on 15/12 after feeling discomfort in the warm-up. Assessment is continuing ahead of the Chelsea game on 19/12 to determine how long he will be out.

Potential FPL options with longer term injuries

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

Marvelous Nakamba (Aston Villa)Knee injury Substituted in the game against Liverpool on 11/2 with a knee injury. Has since undergone surgery and will be out for 12-16 weeks.

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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Yves Bissouma (Brighton) 1 Match Ban Suspended for one match after picking up his fifth booking of the season on 15/12.

Andy Robertson (Liverpool)3 Match Ban Suspended for three matches after being sent off for serious foul play on 19/12.

Isaac Hayden (Newcastle)1 Match Ban Suspended for one match after picking up his fifth booking of the season on 19/12.

Vladimir Coufal (West Ham)1 Match Ban Suspended for one match after being sent off for two bookable offences on 15/12.

4 Yellow Cards (1 from suspension)

Sambi Lokonga – Arsenal

Matty Cash – Aston Villa

Tyrone Mings – Aston Villa

John McGinn – Aston Villa

Marvelous Nakamba – Aston Villa

Christian Norgaard – Brentford

Adam Lallana – Brighton

Neale Maupay – Brighton

Joel Veltman – Brighton

Josh Brownhill – Burnley

Reece James – Chelsea

Connor Gallagher – Crystal Palace

Marc Guehi – Crystal Palace

Lucas Digne – Everton

Abdoulaye Doucoure – Everton

Liam Cooper – Leeds

Tyler Roberts – Leeds

Raphinha – Leeds

Rodrigo – Leeds

Diego Llorente – Leeds

Jamie Shackleton – Leeds

Andy Robertson – Liverpool

Fabinho – Liverpool

Reuben Dias – Manchester City

Bernando Silva – Manchester City

Rodri – Manchester City

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

Brandon Williams – Norwich

Max Aarons – Norwich

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

Ollie Watkins – Aston Villa

Charlie Goode – Brentford

Pontus Jansson – Brentford

Frank Onyeka – Brentford

Cucurella – Brighton

Ben Mee – Burnley

Jay Rodriguez – Burnley

Marcos Alonso – Chelsea

Antonio Rudiger – Chelsea

Jorginho – Chelsea

Joachim Anderson – Crystal Palace

Christian Benteke – 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

Harry Maguire – Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester United

Allen Saint-Maximin – Newcastle

Joelinton – Newcastle

Brandon Williams – Norwich

Jan Bednarek – Southampton

Moussa Djenepo – Southampton

Kyle Walker-Peters – Southampton

Harry Kane – Spurs

Emerson Royal – Spurs

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

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