Key FPL injuries and bans for Gameweek 30
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 just four matches to play in Gameweek 30 FPL managers will need all of their assets with a fixture to be fit and available. There will be updated press conferences later on this afternoon but this is what we know so far in the aftermath of Gameweek 29
Players to monitor ahead of Gameweek 30
Takehiro (Arsenal) – Calf injury Missing since Gameweek 23 with a Calf injury.
Lucas Digne (Aston Villa) – Hamstring injury Suffered a hamstring injury against West Ham on 13/3.
Rodrigo (Leeds) – Knock Picked up a quad injury in the match against Norwich on 13/3.
Wesley Fofana (Leicester) – Lack of match fitness Back in training after recovering from a leg injury sustained in August. His manager said on 23/2 that he would be given “a few weeks training with the squad” before being considered for a playing return.
Michail Antonio (West Ham) – Hamstring injury Picked up a hamstring injury in the match against Aston Villa on 13/3. Has done some “light training” ahead of the Sevilla game on 17/3.
Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) – Knock Picked up an injury in the match against Aston Villa on 13/3. Has done some “light training” ahead of the Sevilla game on 17/3.
Hwang Hee-Chan (Wolves) – Back injury Suffered a back injury against Everton on 13/3.
Potential FPL options with longer term FPL injuries and bans
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.
Adam Webster (Brighton) – Groin Injury Missed the Burnley fixture on 19/2 with a groin issue. It had been hoped that he would return for the following game against Aston Villa on 26/2 but he subsequently had a setback. Could be out until after the March international break.
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 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.
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.
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) – Knee injury Suffered a knee injury in the match against Leeds on 5/3 and was ruled out for around 3-4 weeks.
Johnny Evans (Leicester) – Hamstring injury 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
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.
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 but that recovery date has since been put back. Getting “closer and closer” to a return to training as of 3/3.
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. Getting “closer and closer” to a return to training as of 3/3.
Junior Firpo (Leeds) – Leg injury Suffered a leg/knee injury in the match against Aston Villa on 10/3 and was stretchered off.
Tyler Roberts (Leeds) – Hamstring injury Suffered a hamstring strain expected back 1/6.
Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – Muscle injury Missed the Norwich game on 19/2 with a muscle problem and has been sidelined since.
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.
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”.
Oliver Skipp (Spurs) – Groin Injury Ruled out of the FA Cup tie against Brighton on 5/2 with a groin injury. His manager hoped he could be back in 7-10 days but he has since had a setback. Still sidelined for the Man Utd game on 12/3.
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.
Ismailia Sarr (Watford) – Hamstring injury Needed treatment at the end of the match against Manchester United on 26/2. Ruled out of the Arsenal game on 6/3 and “for the foreseeable future” with a hamstring strain.
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.
Jarrod Bowen (West Ham) – Achilles injury Taken off with a suspected Achilles injury against Liverpool on 5/3. His manager has ruled him out until after the international break at the earliest.
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
For more in-depth details on FPL injuries and bans, check out the Fantasy Football Scout website:
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. There will also be a further update on FPL injuries and bans at the end of Gameweek 28. You can read all about whether Gameweek 29 is the right time to Wildcard now.