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World Cup 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 heading into the World Cup break.



Emile Smith-Rowe (groin) – Will miss the rest of 2022 after successful surgery to repair a damaged tendon.

Takehiro Tomiyasu (muscle)


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

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


Neto (hamstring)

Lloyd Kelly (ankle)


Pontus Jansson (hamstring)

Aaron Hickey (ankle)

Kristoffer Ajer (knee)


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


Reece James (knee) – Ruled out until after the World Cup break.

Ben Chilwell (hamstring) – Ruled out until after the World Cup break.

Wesley Fofana (knee)

N’Golo Kante (hamstring)

Kepa (foot) – Removed at half-time during Gameweek 14.


Marc Guehi (suspended) – 5th booking of the season, so will miss the Gameweek 17 match.

James McArthur (groin)


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

Ben Godfrey (leg) – Back in training after fracturing his fibula in Gameweek 1.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (knee and hamstring) – Will have a scan to determine the extent of this problem.

Vitalii Mykolenko (knock) – Removed after 28 minutes of Gameweek 16.


Aleksandar Mitrovic (ankle)

Neeskens Kebano (Achilles)


Tyler Adams (suspended) – Red card, so will miss the Gameweek 17 match.

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

Jack Harrison (muscle)

Luis Sinisterra (foot)

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

Mateusz Klich (knock)

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.


James Justin (Achilles) – Another season-ending injury for the full-back.

James Maddison (hamstring) – Brendan Rodgers says the Gameweek 16 knock is “just precautionary, a little soreness on the side of the knee.”

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

Caglar Soyuncu (hamstring)


Luis Diaz (knee) – The Colombian will be out until beyond the World Cup.

Diogo Jota (hamstring) – Occurred late into Gameweek 11 stoppage time.

Joel Matip (calf)


Kyle Walker (abdominal) – Made the World Cup squad but hasn’t played since Gameweek 9.


Raphael Varane (muscle) – Is in France’s World Cup squad.

Antony (knock)

Jadon Sancho (illness)

Cristiano Ronaldo (illness)


Alexander Isak (thigh)

Ryan Fraser (calf)

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


Moussa Niakhate (muscle)

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

Giulian Biancone (knee) – Season is over.


Tino Livramento (knee)

Kyle Walker-Peters (hamstring)


Son Heung-min (facial) – Fracture around his left eye but still makes South Korea squad.

Rodrigo Bentancur (suspended) – 5th booking of the season, so will miss the Gameweek 17 match.

Cristian Romero (muscle)

Ryan Sessegnon (muscle)


Kurt Zouma (knee) – Unable to shake off warm-up injury, leading to an early removal in Gameweek 16.

Maxwel Cornet (calf)


Pedro Neto (ankle) – Ruled out until after the World Cup, following ankle ligament surgery.

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

Raul Jimenez (groin) – Hasn’t played since Gameweek 5.

Jonny (hamstring)

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