Suspensions

Which FPL players will be nearing a suspension when the season restarts?

With the restart of the Premier League season just days away, we thought it would be worth reminding ourselves of the players who are nearing a suspension or already serving a ban.

Those who keep an eye on the Suspension Tightrope widget on our homepage will be aware that several Premier League players had been racking up the yellow cards before the season was halted in mid-March, while two top-flight players will be unavailable for disciplinary reasons when football resumes.

The yellow card amnesty is not until after the completion of 32 Premier League fixtures (more on that later), after which the threshold moves up from ten to 15 yellow cards.

Players collecting ten cautions before that point will be handed a two-match ban.

Most top-flight teams have fulfilled 29 fixtures already, although there are four clubs who have played one game fewer.

CURRENTLY SUSPENDED

Jorginho (£4.9m) became the first player this season to pass the unwanted milestone of ten bookings, picking up his tenth yellow card of the campaign in the Gameweek 28 draw with Bournemouth.

The Italy international has already served one match of his two-game ban and will sit out Chelsea’s first post-hiatus fixture before returning thereafter.

Moussa Djenepo (£5.2m) will miss the first three of Southampton’s final nine fixtures having been shown a straight red card in the Saints’ match against Newcastle United in Gameweek 29.

ON NINE YELLOW CARDS

Five players are currently one booking away from a two-match ban.

Callum Wilson (£7.4m) is among that number, although a cursory glance at the Fantasy Premier League site throws up some confusion.

FPL have the Bournemouth striker marked down as having only eight cautions, one shy of his actual tally of nine above.

The discrepancy appears to have been a yellow card Wilson was shown in Gameweek 26, which wasn’t picked up by FPL at the time.

The England international was reportedly booked for dissent in the dying seconds of the Cherries’ 2-1 defeat at Sheffield United, which seems to have been only noticed after the FPL scores had been finalised on that particular matchday.

The Premier League’s official site indeed has Wilson marked down as being on nine yellow cards.

The forward’s teammate on the south coast, Jefferson Lerma (£4.8m), is also one booking away from a two-match ban, although is not a well-owned Fantasy asset.

Lewis Dunk (£4.7m) is a more popular purchase, however.

The Brighton centre-back sits in 12.3% of FPL squads, making him the ninth most-owned defender in the game.

Dunk has already served a one-game ban for collecting five yellow cards in the first 12 Gameweeks of the campaign and is now just one booking short of being slapped with a two-match suspension.

Also one caution shy of a ban are Ashley Westwood (£5.5m) and Luka Milivojevic (£6.7m), two players who have taken their fair share of corners and free-kicks this season – and penalties in the Serb’s case.

ON EIGHT YELLOW CARDS

A further half a dozen players are two bookings away from a two-match ban.

Romain Saiss (£4.6m) had picked up a considerable number of owners before coronavirus stopped play, with his attacking contributions and regular starts providing Fantasy managers with a cut-price route into an improving Wolves backline.

Fellow FPL defenders Issa Diop (£4.3m) and James Tarkowski (£5.2m) are also sitting on eight yellow cards as things stand.

Tarkowski’s teammate Jeff Hendrick (£5.4m) is among three midfielders who have to dodge two cautions in their side’s next three fixtures in order to avoid a two-match suspension.

Harry Winks (£5.2m) and Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.6m) are the others.

A further 16 players, including Jack Grealish (£6.4m) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.5m), are currently on seven yellow cards, although would really have to pull out the stops in order to reach the ten-booking threshold before their teams have fulfilled 32 league fixtures.

WHEN ARE THE CUT-OFF POINTS FOR SUSPENSIONS?

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The cut-off point for ten yellow cards is after a player’s team, rather than the player himself, has completed 32 league fixtures, which will be after Gameweek 32+ for all 20 clubs unless we have any further postponements.

As previously mentioned, players collecting ten bookings before that point will serve a two-game ban.

After that, the threshold is lifted to 15 yellow cards, with players handed a three-match ban if they manage that ignoble achievement by the end of the season.

Punishments for yellow card accumulation are competition-specific, whereas suspensions for dismissals cover all competitive matches.


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28 Comments Post a Comment
  1. mad_beer ✅
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 15 days ago

    Good Friday morning all!

    1. Pumpy Pro
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 15 days ago

      You stole Epic's line...!!!!

      1. mad_beer ✅
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 14 days ago

        He's busy reading the whole article.

        1. Epic ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 14 days ago

          🙁

  2. butt0n1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Mobile log in for virtual FPL doesnt work for me. Others with similar issue?

  3. tim
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Used the slow WC technique and now I am regretting it if since I used my FH on the last GW before lockdown... I remember having 3 Arsenal and 3 City.

    Pope McCarthy
    AWD Taa Cathcart Egan Doherty
    Salah KDB Bruno Hayden Saka
    DCL Rashford Jota

    2ft

  4. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Hello fpl scout! It's been a while.. tbh I've enjoyed stepping away from fpl while all the madness has been going on, but now its back.
    Does anyone know, given the 38 gws are now over, do we have unlimited transfers? It looks like you can make as many as you want on transfers page and I dont see any -4s showing. Is this a free wildcard?

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/21835469

      (Though it may well change soon, when fixtures are added)

      1. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 14 days ago

        Ah, makes sense thanks for confirming, I didnt actually click confirm incase it did go through for a hit!

    2. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      No you can't make any transfers

  5. Thia6o
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Feels like Christmas when i were toddler-All excited @restart but guilty kicks in and reality of Covid-19 procedures in place to protect all players and staff...

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Christmas without the family maybe, no fans is going to put a big dampner on the festivities. I cancelled by BT subscription after watching the end of the game Wolves game and start of the United game in the EL that were both played behind closed doors in March.

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 14 days ago

        Ding Dong Merrily On High!

  6. More Cowbell
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Hi all, catching up on news. Do we know officially whether FPL will restart along with the Premier League?

    1. Party time
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Nothing official yet.They should, if they don’t want to get their arses kicked hard

  7. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    FA Cup quarters and semis rescheduled for weekends.

    So this will create blanks and doubles for some teams.

    1. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Yes, this will be interesting.
      With an already compact schedule it’ll be difficult to squeeze these games in too.

      Maybe they can play the cup games in the morning, and the league games in the evening!

    2. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Ben Crellin will be all over this

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 14 days ago

        It may not create blanks if fixtures are rescheduled for midweek though

        1. HamezMace
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 14 days ago

          But there are already a full schedule of midweek matches.

          1. DrMammon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 14 days ago

            I thought it was 6 weekend rounds and 3 midweek rounds, so there would be space.

            1. HamezMace
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 14 days ago

              That would make sense, assuming that hasn’t been left free for potential CL/EL games?

    3. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Blanks could be the same as before then.

    4. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      I would of thought it a good idea to get the QFs sorted on one 'super' weekend at a neutral venue. Maybe Wembley as a one off. Would blow a big hole in the PL schedule with 8 PL teams making up the QF list.

  8. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    So the breakdown of the 92 remaining fixtures on TV is

    64 on Sky (including 25 free to air)
    20 on BT Sports
    4 on Amazon Prime
    4 on BBC (all free to air)

    Of those remaining fixtures 21 will be played simultaneously with other fixtures (9 on the last day of the season and 4 on each of the midweek sets of fixtures). So 71 of them can be watched live, of which 29 will be free to air. That's over 40% (assuming the free games aren't broadcast simultaneously).

  9. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Hamezmace

    Re your BT Sport question, there are two different subscriptions with EE. It's £15 if you want to watch it on your TV or £5 if you just want to watch on phone or iPad.

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      ps The war doesn't end until November 😉

      1. HamezMace
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 14 days ago

        That’ll be it then, I have a vague memory of having to pay extra for the ‘casting’ service when I originally signed up for it a couple of years back.
        I might have to settle for the iPad option this time anyway, not sure I’ll get away with watching two PL games every night of the week for the next six weeks on the main TV.

        ....November isn’t too far away, as long as we’ve learnt our lessons from it anyway.