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Suspensions

Which FPL players are nearing a suspension?

Those who keep an eye on our Suspension Tightrope widget on our homepage will be aware that a handful of Fantasy assets are perilously close to a ban.

If Premier League players accrue ten yellow cards in the top flight by the time their team has contested 32 league matches, they will then be slapped with a two-match suspension.

The ban has to be served in the same competition, too, so any suspension will only affect Premier League matches.

The key in the second paragraph above is “32 league matches”, which in most cases will be Gameweek 32.

However, there are some exceptions.

Brighton and Hove Albion have only played 29 Premier League games so far this season and won’t play their 32nd league fixture until Gameweek 34 – but none of the Seagulls’ players have accrued more than five cautions in 2018/19 and so are safe from any possible suspension incurred by collecting ten yellow cards.

Arsenal will play their 32nd Premier League game in Gameweek 33 (see below), as will Southampton – although the Saints’ players, like Brighton’s, can rest easy regarding the threat of a two-match ban.

Nearing a Suspension

PlayerCostTeamBookingsMatches played by team
Sokratis Papastathopoulos£5.1mArsenal930
Phil Bardsley£4.2mBurnley931
Luke Shaw£5.1mManchester United930
Etienne Capoue£4.8mWatford930
Granit Xhaka£5.2mArsenal830
Harry Arter£4.9mCardiff City830
Luka Milivojevic£6.3mCrystal Palace830
Diogo Jota£6.1mWolverhampton Wanderers
830

Phil Bardsley (£4.2m) just has to negotiate Burnley’s sole Gameweek 32 fixture against Bournemouth to avoid a two-match ban, while Sokratis (£5.1m) has to dodge a yellow card against Newcastle and Everton in Gameweeks 32 and 33 to do the same.

Luke Shaw (£5.1m) and Etienne Capoue (£4.8m) both have a Double Gameweek 32 with Manchester United and Watford, so there exists the possibility of these players being booked in their opening Gameweek 32 fixture at Old Trafford and then being suspended for their respective clubs’ second game in midweek.

Even if Shaw and Capoue avoid picking up bookings in Manchester next Saturday, they would have to do likewise on the following Tuesday before the threat of a two-game ban is permanently lifted.

Diogo Jota (£6.1m), Luka Milivojevic (£6.3m) and Harry Arter (£4.9m) would have to be booked in both of their Double Gameweek 32 fixtures in order to be handed a two-match suspension, while Granit Xhaka (£5.2m) only needs to avoid a caution in one of Gameweek 32 or 33 to avoid that fate.

Ben Mee (£4.6m), Matt Ritchie (£5.8m) and Robert Snodgrass (£5.0m) are all sitting on eight yellow cards, too, but their respective clubs have already played 31 Premier League matches so they are no longer at risk.

Snodgrass is, at the time of writing, contesting an FA charge for allegedly abusing an anti-doping official.

Currently Banned

There are currently four FPL assets serving a ban in the Premier League, two of which were as the result of collecting ten yellow cards.

Ryan Bennett (£4.1m) will miss the first of Wolves’ Double Gameweek 32 fixtures before returning for the second match against Manchester United, while Fabian Schar (£4.7m) will be back for Newcastle in Blank Gameweek 33.

Harry Maguire (£5.4m) will also return in Gameweek 33 for Leicester as he serves a one-match ban for a professional foul, while Lucas Torreira (£4.7m) won’t be available until Gameweek 34 for Arsenal after his dismissal for violent conduct in the north London derby.

The Next Threshold: 15 Bookings

Once the threshold of 32 league matches is lifted, the next “target” for Premier League players to avoid is 15 yellow cards.

An FPL asset who collects 15 cautions will be handed a three-match ban.

There are a handful of players who are already into double figures for the season:

PlayerCostTeamBookings
Jefferson Lerma£4.5mBournemouth11
Jose Holebas£4.8mWatford10
Fabian Schar£4.7mNewcastle United10
Ryan Bennett£4.1mWolverhampton Wanderers10

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  1. fylde2022
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Am I GTG?
    I've activated my free hit.

    Ryan
    Schlupp D.Luiz Laporte
    Millivojevic Deulofeu Pogba Sterling Hazard
    Kane Aguero(C)

    1. Amey
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Yep
      G2G

    2. Tsparkes10
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Pedro over Mili for me

  2. Bielsa's Binoculars
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Alli or Eriksen on a FH?

    1. theodosios
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Eriksen

    2. Dannywaz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Dsilva

  3. theodosios
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    So Arnautovic is still fully fit to play 2 games in 3 days

    1. Dannywaz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Just don't go there

      1. theodosios
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Hah cheater

  4. Dannywaz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Double man u defence

    1. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      No

  5. Tsparkes10
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Didn't realise Gundo had played last 6 in league

    1. theodosios
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      KDB and Fernandinho injuries...

      1. Tsparkes10
        1 month, 1 day ago

        They both back?

        1. theodosios
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          KDB actually didn't recover from the start of the season. Don't know what's going on with Fernandinho

  6. Dannywaz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Triple city attack

    1. Tsparkes10
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Aguero, Sterl and?

      1. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Dilva?

  7. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Lastest Draft on FH. Fairly settled for now 🙂 look solid?

    Kepa
    Laporte Azpi Smalling
    Pogba Sterling Hazard Deulofeu
    Aguero Rashford Zaha
    (3.9, 3.8, 3.8, 4.2)

    1. Tsparkes10
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Like it. I personally want Lukaku Over Rash if fit. Also prefer Deeney to Zaha but all opinion I guess

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Thanks mate. Prefer Zaha either Deulo. Lukaku if fit might change my ideas

    2. Bad Kompany
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      almost the exact team as mine! Only difference is dilva and awb vs Laporte and deulofeu

    3. Amey
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Good team Rafa !

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Cheers matey! Hope your almost set too. (Likely this May change a few times this week 🙂 )

  8. Amey
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A) Schlupp + Luiz
    B) Azpi + Tomkins
    ???

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      B is more nailed mate

      1. Amey
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Yeah
        Agreed. Thank you.
        And I'm almost set with attack mate.
        7th attacking position is the one to decided. Have Batsman atm, but not sure

  9. Bielsa's Binoculars
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Just thought, I doubt Alli or Eriksen will get rested in either DGW games as the first one is against Liverpool (big game) and the second one is not only a Derby but also their first PL game in their new stadium?

    1. Lord in Wengerland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Their minutes might be managed, especially Alli as he’s not 100% yet.

  10. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Fraser assist

  11. money face bandwagon
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Sane or pogba

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Pogba

  12. Bad Kompany
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Best Man U defender this week on fh?

    1. Tsparkes10
      1 month, 1 day ago

      None

      1. Tsparkes10
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Ddg if any

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Which defender would you pick if you had to choose one?

          1. Tsparkes10
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Don't have to? So none

          2. Amey
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Young

            1. Bad Kompany
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Cheers! Do you think he’ll play both?

              1. Amey
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Yep

          3. LosBlancos
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 1 day ago

            I might go with Smalling

            1. Bad Kompany
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Cheers! Currently leaning toward him since he seems the most likely to play both

              1. LosBlancos
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 1 day ago

                I think he is likely to play both and (historically) has a goal threat about him. This hasn't substantiated in the OGS era though.

  13. ma0ffst
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Assuming all players are fit, would you choose Kane & Rashford
    Or Lukaku & Higuain?

    I'm leaning towards Kane and Rashford initially just because Higauin has poor form.

    However, he does have the easiest fixtures on paper...

    1. Tsparkes10
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Lukaku and Hig.

    2. Bad Kompany
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Kane and rash imo

  14. PepSala
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Kepa
    Azpi Smalling Schlupp
    Sterling hazard Pogba D.Silva
    Aguero Zaha Rashford

    Finally done.

    Every draft I made took me back to doubling up on Chelsea defense. Best odds regardless of form.

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Good team imo

    2. Goodish
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Similar to mine. Prefer Dea Gea and Luiz to Kepa and Smalling though

      1. PepSala
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Talks of Luiz being rotated

        1. Tsparkes10
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Dilva also could be rotated, impossible to get a solid 11 who defo play both imo

    3. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Looks good, very similar to one of my drafts. Will Zaha be fit though?

  15. Tsparkes10
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Only reason Im keeping Pogba is only fit United atm and on pens. Really tempting to go without though

    Foster
    Luiz Dunk AWB
    Sane Sterl Haz Delu
    Kun Lukaku Rash

    Pogba essential?

  16. ryacoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Anyone tempted by Trippier on FH, if Aurier is injured?

    1. LosBlancos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      if Aurier is injured it would be a good shout.

      Is he tho?

      1. ryacoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Injured his hamstring today, not sure how serious yet.

  17. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Best defender upto 4.8m lads?

    Currently have Laporte Azpi AWB ......

    1. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Schlupp

      1. LosBlancos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Personally, I think Schlupp isn't a nailed player (even though he has played a couple of consecutive games as a starter) due to the fact that there is competition for his place, and he definitely won't revert to starting as a fullback.

        I think WB is a much safer option, but high risk - high reward for Schlupp possibly

        1. HollywoodXI
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          He has started the last 6 matches and scored a goal and completed three assists. Why drop him?

          1. LosBlancos
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 1 day ago

            3 games in 8 days, and there are alternatives in that position.

            1. HollywoodXI
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              True but they have nothing left to play for except league position and he missed a large part of the season before getting back into the team so surely fitness won’t be an issue?

    2. Amey
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Duffy

    3. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Holebas and Boly?

  18. grayedog
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    FH Take 1:

    DDG / 3.9
    Azpi / Lindelof (Shaw if healthy) / Rudiger / 3.8 / 3.8
    Sterling (c) / Haz / Bilva / Deulofeu / Pogba
    Kun / Deeney / 4.3

    Don't feel great about it. Thoughts?

    1. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Double Man Utd Defence? :O

  19. Do I Not Like Orange
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    How important do you reckon Chelsea defence is? Currently going with a cheap defence of Schlupp/AWB/Duffy with Ederson in sticks. Worth sacrificing Rashford to get Luiz?

    1. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Important but Rash is more important imo.

    2. Tsparkes10
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Could be, I'm deciding on something similar... Hmm

    3. LosBlancos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Well, I think that the average of Che defenders on a FH will be around1.5 (ie most will have 2, and some will have 1 or 3), so if CHE get 2 CS and you don't have their defender.. it will hurt your rank.

      On another note, Rashford should get more pts than Luiz

    4. Lord in Wengerland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I want Rashford if he’s fit.

    5. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Rashford is on a dry spell. I would downgrade to Jimenez and upgrade Duffy to Luiz if funds will allow it.

  20. _____JR_____
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    TAA out is 5.5 to me. Who should i replace him with? None in the bank. Already have Chillwell, Docherty, Robertson, Lindelof..

    1. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Keep?

      1. _____JR_____
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Was thinking keep too and have 2 ft for next gw

    2. Amey
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Should get Duffy if not on FH.
      He has 3 dgw's in next 4 gw's.
      Insane !

      1. _____JR_____
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Yaaaaa but Brighton suck..

        1. Amey
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Relegation battle brings boring 0-0 imo.
          But it's your call 🙂

  21. Bielsa's Binoculars
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Which combo is juicier?

    A) Sterling, Mili and Eriksen

    B) Dilva, Alli and Eriksen

    1. Amey
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A for sure !

  22. Fantasy Gold
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    I see that Brooks went down injured and was subbed before the hour mark today.

    Any idea if it was an actual injury or just tiredness?

  23. as33
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    FH: Boruc
    Luiz, Lindelof, Saiss, Tomkins
    Sterling(C), Pogba, Hazard, Milivojevic
    Kane, Kun? Defence is crap i know

  24. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Azpilicueta or Pedro for this GW only?

    1. The Sociologist
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Azpi

  25. SackWenger
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    I think G-Whizz is the one that needs to stop the repetitive response to every FH team. Crikey - there's not a lot else to talk about!

    I understand what you are trying to achieve but surely better to implement Thur/Fri next week when there is some traffic and a more natural build up to the weekends games.

    I don't post much but bored of seeing your posts.

    1. LosBlancos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I think G-Whizz is doing a great job in redirecting FH teams, as there is indeed more to talk about - and we aren't able to talk about it when the pages are spammed by RMTs.

      If you're bored of his posts and want to see RMTs - go to the RMT thread

    2. Lalrota
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      You are being cocky.

    3. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Thanks for the feedback, but I'll crack on for now 🙂

  26. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A) Ederson
    Azpi 3.8
    Martial
    OR
    B) Kepa
    Laporte Lindelof
    Milivojevic

    1. g40steve
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      B

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A would be 343
      B would be 433

    3. Amey
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A
      IF one of Lukaku/Rashford is confirmed out.
      Otherwise B

  27. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Current rank is 87k and 8 have TC and BB chips left, no FH or WC.
    What's my realistic highest rank chances?

    1. g40steve
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      2 mill

      1. g40steve
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        🙂

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Lol

    2. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      1k

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Hmm seems unrealistic but thanks

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I*

    4. Kun Tozser
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      GW32 and 33 going to hurt could see you drop outside 100k, TC in 32 your best option to hold a bit of ground. WC teams in 34 will get a better BB in 35 too

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