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Key FPL injuries and bans for Gameweek 28

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 of the player circumstances ahead of the deadline.

With one match still to be played in Gameweek 27, we round up the injuries and bans as a result of Gameweek 27 so far.


Players to monitor ahead of Gameweek 28


Emile Smith-Rowe (Arsenal) Illness Missed the Wolves game on 24/2 because of illness.

Takehiro (Arsenal)Calf injury Missed the match against Wolves on 24/2 after injuring his calf.


Adam Webster (Brighton)Groin Injury Missed the Burnley game on 19/2 with a groin issue.

Adam Lallana (Brighton) – Hamstring injury Missed the match against Aston Villa on 26/2 after feeling discomfort in his hamstring.


Charlie Taylor (Burnley)Foot injury It was revealed on 17/1 that he picked up a knock on his foot that would require a scan. Has been sidelined since.

Erik Pieters (Burnley)Knock Taken off in the match against Crystal Palace on 26/2.


Calum Hudson Odoi (Chelsea)Knock Missed the match against Crystal Palace on 19/2 after picking up an injury in training.

Ceasar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Knock Picked up a knock in the League Cup Final and was substituted.

Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea)Knock Taken off with a knock against Lille on 22/02. 

Crystal Palace

Vicente Guita (Crystal Palace) Knee injury Was substituted at half-time of the Chelsea game on 19/2 after “feeling something” in his knee.

Joel Ward (Crystal Palace)Groin Injury Missed the match against Chelsea on 19/2 after picking up a groin injury. Will return to training in the week beginning 28/2.


Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) – Groin Injury Missed the Man City match on 26/2 with a groin injury that will keep him out for 7-10 days.


James Justin (Leicester)Muscle injury Substituted with what looked to be a muscular injury on 13/2.

Man United

Eric Bailey (Man United)Ankle injury Returned from international duty with a swollen ankle and won’t feature in the FA Cup against Middlesbrough on 4/2. No update provided since.

Edinson Cavani (Man United) Groin Injury Missed the Southampton game on 12/2 after complaining of groin tightness.

Scott McTominay (Man United)Illness Missed the Champions League tie against Atletico Madrid on 23/2 because of illness.


Allan Saint-Maximin (Newcastle) Knock Missed the West Ham game on 19/2 after picking up a knock on his calf. Has been away in Monaco getting treatment.


Jacob Sorensen (Norwich)Knee injury Suffered a knee ligament injury against Watford on 21/1. His manager said on 4/2 that he “won’t be out for too much longer”.


Nathan Redmond (Southampton)Ankle injury Missed the match against Spurs on 9/2 with an ankle knock.

Nathan Tella (Southampton)Groin Injury Missed the Man City game on 22/1 with a minor groin injury. He remains sidelined.


Oliver Skipp (Spurs)Groin Injury Ruled out of the FA Cup tie against Brighton on 5/2 with a groin injury.

Lucas Moura (Spurs)Knock Missed the Leeds game on 26/2 after picking up a knock in training.

Rodrigo Bentancur (Spurs)Ankle injury Suffered an ankle injury in the first half against Burnley on 23/2. Conte said he doesn’t think the issue isn’t too serious.


Ismaila Sarr (Watford)Knock Needed treatment at the end of the match against Manchester United. His manager hopes the issue isn’t too serious

Femenia (Watford)Knock Missed out on the match against Manchester United on 26/2 with a “slight knock”.


Nelson Semado (Wolves)Muscle injury Limped off in the Arsenal game on 24/2 with an apparent muscle issue.

Potential FPL options with longer term injuries

Aston Villa

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.


Ajer Kristoffer (Brentford) – Hamstring injury Missed the defeat to Burnley on 30/10 with a hamstring injury. His manager subsequently ruled him out for up to two months.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Wesley Fofana (Leicester)Leg injury Suffered a broken leg and ligament damage in the pre-season game against Villarreal on 4/8 and faced a lengthy spell on the sidelines. A return to training on 14/2 is expected and a playing return by the end of the month is hoped for.

Timothy Castange (Leicester) Thigh injury Missed the FA Cup match against Watford on 8/1 after suffering a thigh injury. Has since undergone surgery and is ruled out for 8-9 weeks.

Jamie Vardy (Leicester)Muscle injury “A bit sore” after appearing to pick up an injury in the match against Liverpool on 28/12.

Johnny Evans (Leicester)Hamstring injury Sustained a hamstring injury in the match against Newcastle on 12/12 and has been sidelined since. Underwent surgery and was ruled out until April on 7/1. About six weeks away from a return as of 4/2.


Kalvin Phillips (Leeds)Hamstring injury Substituted in the match against Brentford on 5/12 with a hamstring injury and has been sidelined since. Ruled out until March on 31/12.

Liam Cooper (Leeds)Hamstring injury Substituted in the match against Brentford on 5/12 with a hamstring injury and has been sidelined since. Ruled out until early March on 31/12 but that recovery date has since been put back.

Patrick Bamford (Leeds)Foot injury It was reported on 20/1 that he had picked up a foot injury. Ruled out of the Newcastle game on 22/1 and has been sidelined since. Will “probably” be back before the end of the season.


Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)Muscle injury Missed the Norwich game on 19/2 with a muscle problem and has been sidelined since.


Matt Ritchie (Newcastle)Knee injury Was assessed for a “knee problem” ahead of the Leeds game on 22/1 and missed out. His manager said on 7/2 that he would be out “longer term”.

Callum Wilson (Newcastle)Muscle injury Substituted with a muscle injury in the match against Man Utd on 27/12. His manager thinks the issue might be serious.

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. Aiming to return before the end of the season.


Tim Krul (Norwich)Shoulder injury Sustained a shoulder problem in the match against Everton on 15/1 and has been sidelined since. Doing some ball work as of 18/2 but still “a few weeks away”.

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.

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No players are ineligible for Gameweek 28.


Josh Da Silva (Brentford)3 Match Ban Suspended for three matches after being sent off for serious foul play on 26/2.

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:

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 FPL injuries and bans. You can find these on site and on twitter.

Throughout the week there will be articles on each of the Double Gameweek teams, as well as looks at key targets. You can read all about whether Saka is the best pick at Arsenal onsite now.

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