For FPL managers the availability of their players, both in terms of key 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 35.
There is a full week of European competition ahead of the Double Gameweek 36 deadline. Leicester, West Ham, Liverpool and Manchester City will all play a further match ahead of Gameweek 36. As a result FPL managers will likely want to hold their transfers until after the conclusion of those matches. Below is a run though of all the key FPL injuries and bans that we know so far ahead of the deadline.
Key FPL injuries
Players to monitor ahead of Gameweek 36
Ben White (Arsenal) – Hamstring injury Missed the West Ham game on 1/5 with a tight hamstring.
Leon Bailey (Aston Villa) – Ankle injury Suffered an ankle injury in the match against Norwich on 30/4 and is set for an MRI scan.
Zanka (Brentford) – Thigh injury Missed the match against Watford with a minor thigh issue.
Enock Mwepu (Brighton) – Groin Injury Substituted with a groin injury in the match against Wolves, but his manager is unsure whether the issue was more fatigue-related.
Maxwell Cornet (Burnley) – Knee injury Missed the Wolves game on 24/4 with a “niggly knee”. Missed out son Gameweek 35
Jay Rodriguez (Burnley) – Calf injury Taken off with a minor calf injury in the match against Wolves on 24/4.
Matteo Kovacic (Chelsea) – Ankle injury Taken off with a knock to his ankle against Palace in the FA Cup semi-final on 17/4. Ruled out for two weeks on 19/4.
N’Golo Kante (Chelsea) – Knock Missed the Everton game on 1/5 after picking up a minor knock. Is hoping to be back for the Wolves match on 7/5.
Andreas Christensen (Chelsea) – Illness Was assessed ahead of the Everton game on 1/5 after missing Chelsea’s two previous matches through illness. Missed out.
Jorginho (Chelsea) – Knock Withdrawn at half-time of the Everton game on 1/5. His manager later said that he “had to” take him off but didn’t give any specifics.
Ross Barkley (Chelsea) – Illness Missed the Manchester United match on 28/4 because of illness and was assessed ahead of the Everton game on 1/5. Missed out.
Ben Godfrey (Everton) – Thigh injury Missed the Liverpool game on 24/4 after he tweaked his quad in the warm-up.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) – Thigh injury Ruled out for 10-14 days on 20/4 with a quad injury.
Liam Cooper (Leeds) – Knee injury Withdrew from the Leeds starting XI on 30/4 after “feeling something in his knee”. His manager hopes the issue isn’t serious.
Roberto Firmino – Foot injury Remains sidelined with a foot injury as of 29/4 however after so far failing to return to training
John Stones (Man City) – Muscle injury Substituted in the match against Brighton on 20/4 with muscle tightness. Returned against Real Madrid on 26/4 but was then forced off again early on. Will miss the Leeds game on 30/4 and be assessed thereafter
Nathan Ake (Man City) – Ankle injury Took a knock to his ankle in the win over Leeds on 30/4 and had to be substituted.
Joe Willock (Newcastle) – Knee injury Was assessed for a niggling knee issue ahead of the Wolves game on 8/4 and wasn’t risked.
Fabian Schar (Newcastle) – Knock Substituted in the match against Liverpool on 30/4 but his manager was unsure about the extent of the problem
Josh Sargent (Norwich) – Ankle injury Rolled his ankle in training in late March and was spotted wearing a protective boot. Missed the Brighton game on 2/4 and was ruled out for “a couple of weeks”. Out of his protective boot as of 15/4 and should be back against Aston Villa on 30/4.
Shane Long (Southampton) – Ankle injury Picked up an ankle injury in the match against Leeds on 2/4. Has only done light training as of 7/4 and didn’t recover in time for the Chelsea game on 9/4.
Cucho (Watford) – Muscle injury Limped out of Watford’s match against Leeds on 9/4 with a muscle injury.
Daniel Podence (Wolves) – Foot injury Ruled out of the Burnley game on 24/4 with a foot problem. Remains sidelined as of 28/4
Max Kilman (Wolves) – Knock Ruled out of the Burnley game on 24/4 after complaining of pain in training.
Potential FPL options with longer term key FPL injuries and bans
Thomas Partey (Arsenal) – Thigh injury Substituted against Crystal Palace on 4/4. Further assessment has shown damage to his thigh and he will be out for “weeks”
Keiran Tierney (Arsenal) – Knee injury Missed the match against Crystal Palace on 4/4 with a knee injury. Could miss the rest of the season.
Lucas Digne (Aston Villa) – Shoulder injury Suffered a suspected collarbone injury in the match against Spurs on 9/4 and his manager fears that his season could be over. However he posted pictures of himself lifting weights on social media.
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”
Sergi Canos (Brentford) – Hamstring injury Missed the Watford game on 16/4 with a “minor hamstring injury”. Will be sidelined for a few weeks.
Ethan Pincok (Brentford) – Hamstring injury Substituted in the Watford game on 16/4 with a hamstring issue. Ruled out for “a few weeks”.
Gudmundsson (Burnley) – Illness Ruled out for “weeks” on 3/2 after it was revealed he had surgery following appendicitis.
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.
Ashley Westwood (Burnley) – Leg injury Stretchered off with a serious leg injury against West Ham on 17/2
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.
Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) – Achilles injury Struggling with an Achilles injury and missed out against Newcastle on 13/3. Has been sidelined since despite an attempt to return to training. Is still feeling the issue as of 1/4 and now has lower-back problems. Remains unavailable as of 27/4.
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.
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.
Stuart Dallas (Leeds) – Leg injury Stretchered off with a season-ending leg injury on 30/4. A scan later revealed a femoral fracture and he will be sidelined for a long period
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
Kyle Walker (Man City) – Ankle injury Suffered a twist to his ankle in the match against Real Madrid on 13/4 and has been sidelined since. Remains unavailable as of 29/4 and his manager is unsure whether he’ll feature again in 2021/22.
Luke Shaw (Man United) – Leg injury Substituted in the match against Leicester on 2/4 after suffering the recurrence of an old leg injury. Still sidelined as of 15/4 and could be out for another 4-5 weeks.
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 anything up to five weeks on 1/4.
Paul Pogba (Man United) – Calf injury Substituted with a calf injury in the match against Liverpool on 19/4. Ruled out for a minimum of four weeks on 22/4 and now only has an outside chance of featuring again in 2021/22.
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. Had another scan on 1/4 and the results were not as positive as hoped for but he could still return before the end of the season.
Ryan Fraser (Newcastle) – Hamstring injury Substituted in the match against Wolves on 8/4 after suffering a hamstring injury. A scan has revealed only a “small problem” but he faces a race against time to be fit before the end of the season.
Tino Livramento (Southampton) – Knee injury Taken off on a stretcher in the match against Brighton on 24/4 after suffering a serious knee injury.
Matt Doherty (Spurs) – Knock Took a knock to the knee in the match against Aston Villa on 9/4 and had to be substituted after an initial attempt to play on. Will be assessed to determine the extent of the problem. Rumoured to be out for the rest of the season.
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.
Oliver Skipp (Spurs) – Groin Injury Ruled out of the FA Cup tie against Brighton on 5/2 with what was initially thought to be a short-term groin injury. Has had two setbacks while on the cusp of a comeback and finally underwent surgery on 26/4. Will return for pre-season.
Sergio Regulion (Spurs)– Groin Injury Ruled out of the Leicester game on 1/5 with groin pain. No timeframe has been placed on his return.
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.
Kurt Zouma (West Ham) – Ankle injury Limped out of West Ham’s match against Brentford on 10/4 with an ankle injury and has been sidelined since. Media reports suggest he could be out for the season but his manager refuses to put a timeframe on his recovery.
Issa Diop (West Ham) – Ankle injury Media reports on 19/4 suggest he could be out for the rest of the season with an ankle ligament issue.
Nelson Semado (Wolves) – Hamstring injury Substituted with a hamstring injury in the match against Brighton on 30/4.
Max Kilman (Wolves) – Ankle injury Ruled out of the Burnley game on 24/4 after complaining of ankle pain in training. Remains sidelined as of 28/4 and could be out for the season
Key FPL Bans
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