Injuries and Bans

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 after Gameweek 8

Matt Cash (Aston Villa) – Picked up a dead leg in the game against Wolves.

Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea) – Missed Gameweek 8 because of a back problem, no update on availability for Gameweek 9.

Vladimir Coufal (West Ham) – Missed the game at Everton as a result of a groin injury reoccurrence.

Potential FPL options with longer term injuries

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

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) – Back in training following a muscle injury, still a “little way away”

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

Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester) – Out for four-to-five weeks from 3rd Oct with a hamstring injury

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

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

Francisco Sierralta (Watford) – Picked up a hamstring injury on 2nd Oct, expected to begin light training from 18th Oct

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

For more in-depth details, check out the Fantasy Football Scout website:


GW9 – James Ward-Prowse – Southampton

GW9 – Jonjo Shelvey – Newcastle

4 Yellow Cards (1 from suspension)

Emmanuel Dennis – Watford

Oliver Skipp – Tottenham

3 Yellow Cards (2 from suspension)

Christian Norgaard – Brentford

Joel Veltman – Brighton

Josh Brownhill – Burnley

James Tarkowski – Burnley

Abdoulaye Doucoure – Everton

Liam Cooper – Leeds

Paul Pogba – Man United

Moussa Djenepo – Southampton

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

Declan Rice – West Ham

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

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