Suspensions

Grealish avoids one-game ban as yellow card limit rises to ten for FPL players

All 20 Premier League clubs have now fulfilled at least 19 top-flight fixtures, meaning that those players sitting nervously on four yellow cards have dodged the threat of a one-match ban.

Among them were Jack Grealish (£7.8m), whose Aston Villa side passed the halfway point of their season in the weekend win over Southampton.

Any Fantasy asset who collected five cautions in the English top flight before their team had completed 19 fixtures will have had to serve a one-match ban in the same competition.

Beyond the 19-game cut-off point, the limit moves up from five to ten bookings.

The threshold for ten yellow cards is after 32 league matches, which will be mid-April at the earliest.

Players collecting ten bookings before that point will serve a two-game ban.

Hector Bellerin (£5.1m) is leading the charge on that front, having racked up seven cautions already.

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


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397 Comments Post a Comment
  1. King of Kings.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Start one:

    A - Watkins
    B - Antonio

    1. Nedvěd11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Ollie

      1. Nedvěd11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Martinez owner so Ollie.
        Would have played Antonio otherwise - man is a beast..

        1. dansully3
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          He wasn't against a novice cb last Sunday

    2. RomeluAndJuliet
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      It depends on who your gk is. If it's Martinez, I'd gamble on Watkins even though it's a really close call. I'm starting both

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Posted this earlier.

      For anyone considering Antonio on the bench, they should think again

      West Ham over the last four GWs (when he came back to the starting XI):

      Big Chances Scored (1st)
      Goals Scored (2nd)
      Goals from inside the box (2nd)
      Goals from set plays (2nd)
      Big Chances Total (3rd)

      https://twitter.com/FPLCanuck/status/1356329724772028422?s=19

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        And I'm starting Martinez (Johnstone other GK)

        1. King of Kings.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Nice stats mate. Could sway me into benching Son!

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            I would bench Son

            1. beerhockeyrock
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              I'm benching Son starting Antonio over him

    4. Hanked
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      If I had to pick, I'd go Antonio. Wouldn't really want to bench either though. No other options to consider?

      1. King of Kings.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 18 days ago

        The other option is to bench Son which I'm reluctant to do...... They looked terrible against Brighton but he is so explosive he could easily haul in any game.

        1. Hanked
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Tough one. Out of the 3, I'd bench Son or Watkins and absolutely hate it. Don't envy that decision!

  2. RubeRx
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Hey everyone, if you need help deciding who to play in the AVLvWHU game, I wrote this detailed piece yesterday on how to approach this game

    please upvote and leave me some feedback

    https://www.reddit.com/r/FantasyPL/comments/la849a/the_outcomes_of_avlvwhu_and_leeveve_will/

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I’ll have a look now but just so you know, they delete posts that ask for upvotes.

      1. RubeRx
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        ooh really my bad

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Actually you should be alright as you’re asking for a vote on a different site. I’ve just finished it. But you say you’re not sure on whether to play Soucek. Changed your mind?
          Either way thanks for the read.

          1. RubeRx
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            i expect AVL to concede, and they have given up plenty of chances from set plays so i'd say start him

  3. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Martinez ¦ Forster
    Cancelo Maguire Holding
    Bruno Rashford Grealish Barnes
    Jesus Ings Wilson
    ¦ Saka Coufal Lascelles

    1 FT, 4.6 ITB

    A) Rashford -> Salah
    B) Save FT?

    1. ExpressoMySonny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Save

  4. ExpressoMySonny
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Start 2:
    A) Chilwell
    B) Cresswell
    C) Watkins
    D) Souceck

  5. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Dallas or Justin? Dallas tempting if he plays cm again

    1. ExpressoMySonny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Justin

      1. Hanked
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Dallas

  6. Sterling Malory
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Shaw to Robbo? Or Roll FT

    Martinez
    Stones Cancelo Shaw
    Bruno Son Maddison Gundo Salah(C)
    Antonio DCL
    Areola Dallas Mitchell Brewster

    4.3m itb 1FT

    Could do Brewster to Bamford, but then I've got a benching headache.

  7. Caleb's Kitties
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    DCL or Watkins?

    Watkins gives me enough ITB to do gundo to son next gw.

    1. ExpressoMySonny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Watkins

    2. Nedvěd11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I have DCL and want Watkins...subjective, but Watkins..

    3. Hanked
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Watkins

    4. Caleb's Kitties
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Unanimous thanks !

  8. ElChapo
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    GW22 scout picks article incoming?

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      was just wondering the same thing? deadline only 4 hours away lol

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Yes it is. I've received the email members get early with the picks summarised.

      Don't expect it'll take too much longer to be up here.

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Im a member and not seen the email?

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Article is up btw 😉

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Good timing 😛

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Check if you've subscribed to emails on your Profile here.

  9. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Team:

    Martinez
    Stones Dias Coufal (Mitchell CTaylor)
    Son Gundo Salah Grealish Bruno
    Wilson DCL (Watkins)

    6m in bank. 1FT What to do? Will wildcard in 25 so I can think short term

    A. Mitchell to TAA
    B. Mitchell to Digne (with one eye on possible dgw 24 for Everton)
    C. Save
    D. Something else

    1. ExpressoMySonny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 18 days ago

      A

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Taylor to Digne

    3. CoracAld2831
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 18 days ago

      C.

      Or Coufal to TAA.

  10. yosim
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Son to
    A) Barnes
    B) Maddison
    C) keep Son

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      C

  11. rubberdignerapids
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    How do you cope mentally after a bad gameweek?

    I go out and do a fast-ish 5km run to wash my past gameweek demons away.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Don’t do anything.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Maybe whinge.

    2. TheCurseOfRaheem
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I switch off from everything FPL- related until the day before deadline. Too easy to stew on the bad luck/decisions when you're consuming the content after a rough GW.

  12. TheCurseOfRaheem
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Anyone got an idea of what Leeds fans are saying on the lineup? Can't afford Raph not to play, can easily upgrade him to Grealish but would ideally like to keep!

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      It’s more what the manager said in his presser.

      1. TheCurseOfRaheem
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Was so vague - thought they might have a gist on what Bielsa might do from prior experience. Think it's too risky to keep him with the bench I've got!

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Go with your gut. I know how you feel.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Not sure really.

      The Leeds forum aren't predicting Raphinha in the XI, but it kinda glosses over the fact Costa literally just played in a youth match.

      https://www.motforum.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=40959&start=20

  13. enrico.palazzo
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Sterling (C) or trade Bruno to Salah with FT and (C)?

  14. CrouchDown
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Any changes needed to starting XI or bench order?

    Martinez

    Cancelo Digne Dallas

    Sterling Salah Bruno Gundo

    DCL Antonio Bamford

    Subs: McCarthy, Soucek Coufal Mitchell

    1. tyron
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      who would u cap

  15. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Sutd-WBrom is a very difficult game to predict.Must win for the Blades.

  16. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    bruno to grealish? pogba is throttling bruno

  17. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Which is better ??
    A- Gundo > Grealish
    B- Stonee > Cancelo

  18. Millie7
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Who do I bench?

    A) Son
    B) Antonio

  19. Millie7
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Who do I bench?

    A) Son
    B) Antonio
    c) Targett

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      C

  20. Wılly
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Captain Salah (BHA) or Sterling (bur)?

    Play Adams (Mun) or Brewster (WBA)?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      If Mané is out, I prefer Salah. From personal experience captaining Sterling... I prefer Salah 😀

      Sterling seems to get benched often vs. Burnley. Not sure that he will today, but eh.

      I think I just have a personal vendetta against Raheem 😆

  21. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Just realised it's only Bruno tonight for me. How boring!

    Reckon I should start Raphinha, or Soucek? 🙂

  22. Ray In Bruges.
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Accidentally captained DCL....here's hoping for a brace