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Key FPL injuries and bans after Gameweek 31

For FPL managers the availability of their players, both in terms of FPL injuries and bans, is an important part of their Gameweek preparations. Knowing which players are available is key to FPL success, we take a run through key FPL injuries and bans after Gameweek 31.

There are still two games to play in Gameweek 31 with Palace welcoming Arsenal on Monday evening. Burnley and Everton also play their rescheduled fixture on Wednesday as part of their Double Gameweek. Below are the key FPL injuries and bans as we know them so far.

Key FPL injuries

Players to monitor ahead of Gameweek 32

Arsenal

Takehiro (Arsenal)Calf injury Missed the match against Wolves on 24/2 after reinjuring his calf. Has been sidelined since and missed for the Aston Villa game on 19/3 as the club carefully handle the recurring issue..

Aston Villa

Lucas Digne (Aston Villa) – Went off with an injury just 12 minutes in to Gameweek 31. No firm update from his manager yet.

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

Chelsea

Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) Achilles injury Struggling with an Achilles injury and missed out against Newcastle on 13/3. Back in training as of 15/3 but missed the FA Cup tie against Middlesbrough on 19/3.

Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) Fatigue Was assessed for tiredness ahead of the Brentford game on 2/4 after returning late from international duty with the USA. Didn’t feature.

Everton

Andres Gomes (Everton)Knock Missed the match against West Ham on 3/4 through injury.

Seamus Coleman (Everton)Illness Missed the match against West Ham on 3/4 through illness. 

Leeds

Diego Llorente (Leeds)Back injury Suffered a back spasm against Wolves on 18/3 and will work on his recovery over the international break.

Leicester

Marc Albrighton (Leicester)Groin Injury Substituted in the Europa League tie against Rennes on 17/3 with a groin injury. Missed the Brentford game on 20/3. 

Man United

Luke Shaw (Man United) Leg injury Substituted in the match against Leicester on 2/4 after suffering the recurrence of an old leg injury.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Man United)Illness Missed the Leicester game on 2/4 with “flu-like symptoms”

Norwich

Brandon Williams (Norwich) Ankle injury Was omitted from the England under-21 squad for the March internationals because of an ankle problem. Back on the grass but missed the Brighton game.

Max Aarons (Norwich)Hamstring injury Not part of the England under-21 squad in the March internationals because of a hamstring issue. The player has suffered an illness on top of the injury and still hasn’t trained as of 1/4

Lukas Rupp (Norwich)Hamstring injury Missed the match against Brighton on 2/4 because of a hamstring issue.

Spurs

Oliver Skipp (Spurs) – Ruled out of the FA Cup tie against Brighton on 5/2 with a groin injury. Still sidelined for the West Ham game on 20/3 but aiming to return after the March international break.

Sergio Reguilon (Spurs)Knee injury Missed the match against Newcastle on 3/4 with a knee injury. 

West Ham

Ben Johnson (West Ham)Hamstring injury Missed the match against Everton on 3/4 after he felt his hamstring playing for England on Wednesday night.

Potential FPL options with longer term key FPL injuries and bans

Aston Villa

Kortney Hause (Aston Villa)Abdominal injury Ruled out of the Arsenal game on 19/3 with an abdominal issue but no timeframe has been placed on his return.

Brighton

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.

Adam Webster (Brighton) – Groin Injury Has suffered a setback in his recovery.

Jakub Moder (Brighton) Knee injury Suffered what seemed like a serious-looking knee injury in the match against Norwich on 2/4. His manager said afterwards that the prognosis was “not positive”

Burnley

Gudmundsson (Burnley) Illness Ruled out for “weeks” on 3/2 after it was revealed he had surgery following appendicitis.

Matej Vydra (Burnley)Hernia Ruled out for “weeks” on 3/2 after undergoing hernia surgery. Progressing well and working on the grass but remains sidelined as of 3/3.

Erik Pieters (Burnley)Knee injury Taken off in the match against Crystal Palace on 26/2 after taking a knock to his knee and has been sidelined since. Weeks away from a return as of 3/3.

Ben Mee (Burnley) Leg injury Suffered a knock to his knee in the match against Leicester on 1/3 and was eventually substituted despite initially continuing. Has been sidelined since after fibula damage was detected and is now looking at after the March international break for a comeback. Still sidelined as of 31/3 with no return date set.

Chelsea

Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) Knee injury Substituted in the Champions League win over Juventus on 23/11 with a partial injury to his ACL. Initially ruled out for six weeks on 26/11 but it later transpired that he would require surgery and miss the rest of 2021/22.

Crystal Palace

Nathan Ferguson (Crystal Palace)Hamstring injury Ruled out of the Norwich game on 9/2 with a supposedly minor injury. A hamstring issue was since confirmed and he faces an absence of between five and six weeks.

Everton

Abdoulaye Doucoure (Everton) Everton confirmed on 19/10 Doucoure has suffered a foot injury and will be assessed to determine the period of absence.

Ben Godfrey (Everton)Hamstring injury

Yerry Mina (Everton)Thigh injury Sustained a thigh injury in the match against Newcastle on 8/2. Ruled out for 8-10 weeks.

Leicester

Jamie Vardy (Leicester)Knee injury Suffered a knee injury in the match against Leeds on 5/3 and was ruled out for around 3-4 weeks.

Danny Ward (Leicester)Knee injury Ruled out for a number of weeks on 16/3 after undergoing knee surgery. His manager thinks he won’t return until near the end of the season.

Ndidi (Leicester) – Knee injury Substituted in the Europa League tie against Rennes on 17/3 with a medial knee injury. His manager said on 31/3 that he will be out for the season.

Leeds

Junior Firpo (Leeds)nee injury Suffered an MCL injury in the match against Aston Villa on 10/3 and was stretchered off. Ruled out for 3-5 weeks

Tyler Roberts (Leeds)Hamstring injury Suffered a hamstring strain expected back 1/6.

Patrick Bamford (Leeds)Foot injury Suffered a foot injury against Wolves on 18/03. An update from the club on 27/3 confirmed that he had ruptured his plantar fascia and would be out for a minimum of six week

Liverpool

Trent Alexaner-Arnold (Liverpool)Hamstring injury Ruled out for “weeks” with a hamstring injury in 18/3. No exact timeframe has been placed on his recovery but he will miss England’s March internationals.

Man United

Edinson Cavani (Man United)Calf injury Limped out of Argentina’s match against Chile on 30/3 with a reported calf strain. Ruled out for a “couple of weeks” on 1/4. 

Man City

Reuben Dias (Man City)Hamstring injury Ruled out for 4-6 weeks with a hamstring injury picked up in the FA Cup tie against Peterborough on 1/3.

Newcastle

Callum Wilson (Newcastle)Calf injury Substituted with a muscle injury in the match against Man Utd on 27/12. Initially ruled out for eight weeks on 8/1 but his manager said on 7/2 that he may only return for the “last few games of the season”

Kieran Trippier (Newcastle)Foot injury Substituted with a foot injury against Aston Villa on 13/2. A scan revealed a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot and he has undergone surgery. Will have a scan on 1/4 and could return “quite quickly” if all goes well.

Norwich

Josh Sargent (Norwich)Ankle injury Rolled his ankle in training and has spotted wearing a protective boot. Missed the Brighton game on 2/4 and could be out for “a couple of weeks”.

Spurs

Ryan Sessegnon (Spurs)Hamstring injury Suffered a muscular injury in the match against Everton on 7/3 and was substituted at half-time. Ruled out until after the March international break on 10/3. His manager said on 18/3 that Spurs would wait another four weeks to do another scan and the player could rejoin training at that point if all is well.

Japhat Tanganga (Spurs)Knee injury Missed the FA Cup tie against Brighton on 5/2 with a knee injury and has been sidelined since. Ruled out for the season on 18/3 after undergoing surgery. Should be back for the pre-season of 2022/23.

West Ham

Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham) – Knee injury Taken off against Liverpool on 7/11 after needing stitches to an eye wound but his manager also revealed after full-time that he had taken a knock. A scan later revealed that he had suffered an ACL injury..

Vlad Coufal (West Ham) Hernia Missed the Newcastle game on 19/2 after experiencing problems with a hernia. It was confirmed on 24/2 that he had undergone groin surgery and was set for a “few weeks” out.

Wolves

Nelson Semado (Wolves)Muscle injury Limped off in the Arsenal game on 24/2 with an apparent muscle issue and has been missing since. Ruled out for at least one month on 4/3.

Rueben Neves (Wolves)Knee injury Suffered a knee ligament injury against Leeds on 18/3. Ruled out until May on 23/3

For more in-depth details on FPL injuries and bans, check out the Fantasy Football Scout website:

Key FPL Bans

Raul Jimenez (Wolves)2 Match Ban Sent off against Leeds on 18/3 and will now miss two matches due to this being his second red card of the season.

Player Ineligibility

The following players are ineligible to play in Gameweek 32.

Donny van de Beek (Everton) – Ineligible to face his parent club on 9/4.

Armando Broja (Southampton) – Ineligible to face his parent club on 9/4.

Check out the Fantasy Football Scout suspension tightrope. It will keep you up-to-date on which of your players are at risk of a ban:

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

For even more team news ahead of the deadline check out the Fantasy Football Scout Press Conference round-ups. They’ll provided the latest manager comments on key FPL injuries and bans. You can find these on site and on twitter.


Already looking ahead to Gameweek 32? We have taken a look at what to expect from those fixtures.

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