Premier League break: The injuries and bans

Being able to navigate around unavailable players is key to FPL success. Together with some useful Fantasy Football Scout information, here is the current list of injuries and bans.


THE NOTABLE INJURIES AND BANS OF FPL

ARSENAL

OUT:

Gabriel Jesus (knee) – Reports say it’s a three-month injury, keeping him out until March.

MAYBE:

Emile Smith-Rowe (groin) – After months out, he says his return will happen “hopefully by the first game after the World Cup.”

ASTON VILLA

OUT:

Diego Carlos (Achilles) – Out for a long time because he ruptured his tendon in Gameweek 2.

MAYBE:

Philippe Coutinho (muscle) – Unai Emery said he will not play until after the World Cup.

BOURNEMOUTH

MAYBE:

Neto (hamstring)

Lloyd Kelly (ankle)

BRENTFORD

OUT:

Kristoffer Ajer (knee)

MAYBE:

Pontus Jansson (hamstring) – Unsure how soon he’ll return after the World Cup.

Aaron Hickey (ankle) – Unsure how soon he’ll return after the World Cup.

BRIGHTON

OUT:

Jakub Moder (knee) – Long spell on the sidelines after a serious injury from April.

MAYBE:

Adam Webster (knock)

Danny Welbeck (knock)

CHELSEA

OUT:

Ben Chilwell (hamstring) – Graham Potter says “he’s still not team training”.

Wesley Fofana (knee)

N’Golo Kante (hamstring)

Armando Broja (knee) – Mid-season friendly injury is likely a season-ender.

MAYBE:

Reece James (knee) – Latest update is that he’s “not quite fully but he’s integrating into training.”

Kepa (foot) – The goalkeeper “is not quite with the team yet but has stepped up his rehab.”

CRYSTAL PALACE

OUT:

Marc Guehi (suspension) – 5th yellow card of the season, out for Gameweek 17.

MAYBE:

James McArthur (groin)

EVERTON

OUT:

James Garner (back) – He is “probably going to be back at the back end of January or early February.”

MAYBE:

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (knee)

Andros Townsend (knee) – Nearing a return from his March ACL issue.

Ben Godfrey (leg) – Fractured his fibula in Gameweek 1.

FULHAM

OUT:

Neeskens Kebano (Achilles)

LEEDS

OUT:

Tyler Adams (suspension) – Red card, out for Gameweek 17.

Stuart Dallas (leg) – Long-term absence from last season.

MAYBE:

Patrick Bamford (groin) – Discomfort meant he didn’t play during Gameweeks 15 or 16.

Illan Meslier (illness) – Glandular fever means “it’ll be close” in regards to Gameweek 17.

Luis Sinisterra (foot)


Additionally, check out Fantasy Football Scout for more in-depth details on key FPL injuries and bans.

Meanwhile, Scout will soon cover the pre-match press conferences, where managers should give more accurate updates. There’s also a live injuries and bans stream on their YouTube channel.


LEICESTER

OUT:

James Justin (Achilles) – Out until next season.

Ricardo Pereira (Achilles) – Pre-season problem ruled him out until early 2023.

LIVERPOOL

OUT:

Luis Diaz (knee) – Suffered a setback in training, out until March.

Diogo Jota (hamstring) – Returning in late January.

MAYBE:

Harvey Elliott (knock)

MANCHESTER CITY

None

MANCHESTER UNITED

None

NEWCASTLE

OUT:

Emil Krafth (knee) – Out for the long-term. In fact, he may not return this season.

MAYBE:

Alexander Isak (thigh)

Joelinton (hamstring)

NOTTINGHAM FOREST

OUT:

Moussa Niakhate (muscle)

Harry Toffolo (hamstring) – Ruled out for “a little while.”

Giulian Biancone (knee) – Season is over.

Cheikhou Kouyate (thigh) – Scans will determine the extent of it “but he isn’t going to be back soon.”

SOUTHAMPTON

OUT:

Tino Livramento (knee) – Stretchered off in April, it’s unsure how early his 2023 return will be.

MAYBE:

Kyle Walker-Peters (hamstring)

Juan Larios (knock)

TOTTENHAM

OUT:

Rodrigo Bentancur (suspension) – 5th yellow card of the season, out for Gameweek 17.

Richarlison (hamstring) – Played with the injury for 84 minutes of World Cup quarter-final

Ben Davies (abdominal)

WEST HAM

MAYBE:

Maxwel Cornet (calf)

Aaron Cresswell (hamstring)

WOLVES

OUT:

Pedro Neto (ankle) – Unsure how soon he’ll return after the World Cup.

Sasa Kalajdzic (knee) – He sadly suffered a serious injury on his Gameweek 6 debut and will be out for a while.

Chiquinho (knee) – A long-term injury sustained in pre-season.

MAYBE:

Jonny (hamstring)


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