Suspensions

Which FPL players are suspended or nearing a one-match ban?

Those who keep an eye on the Suspension Tightrope widget on our homepage will be aware that the yellow cards are steadily racking up for several Premier League players.

Ahead of the busy December schedule that will already provide rotation headaches, this is a good time to take stock of the disciplinary situation around the top flight, particularly as there are 23 Fantasy Premier League assets (FPL) who are now just one booking away from a ban.

The yellow card amnesty is not until after the completion of a team’s 19th league fixture (more on that later), after which the threshold moves up from five to ten bookings.

Those FPL players who are already sitting on three and especially four cautions still have some time before they are in the clear, then.

CURRENTLY SUSPENDED

Burnley duo James Tarkowski (£4.9m) and Ashley Westwood (£5.3m) were supposed to be back for Gameweek 14 but the postponement of Sunday’s match against Spurs means their suspensions will instead take place against Wolves on Wednesday, both back in time for Newcastle United (a) in Gameweek 15.

Also returning for that match will be Magpies pair Jamaal Lascelles (£4.4m) and Matt Ritchie (£4.9m), after both picked up their fifth yellow cards of the season during the 2-0 defeat at Arsenal. Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte (£5.5m) did the same against West Ham United, whilst Ruben Neves (£5.3m) will be absent for his side’s match with Burnley.

Still banned is Mason Holgate (£4.2m), sitting out his third and final match as a result of being dismissed for serious foul play in Gameweek 12.

ON FOUR YELLOW CARDS

Without a doubt, the player that brings the most concern is Joao Cancelo (£6.7m), considering his ownership has shot up to 35.9% after gaining over two million managers since Gameweek 6. Then priced at just £6.0m, his clean sheets, assists and bonuses have made him one of the most popular FPL assets around but the attacking full-back may soon be forced to miss his first match of the season.

Also of interest is Newcastle’s Callum Wilson (£7.4m) and Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m), with even those cheap options who are relied upon as steady substitutes on the verge of unavailability. That refers to Josh Brownhill (£4.4m), Joel Veltman (£4.3m), Shane Duffy (£4.3m) and Mathias Normann (£4.5m).

ON THREE YELLOW CARDS

It’s not yet time for concern if you are an owner of Raphinha (£6.7m), Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.4m) or Conor Gallagher (£6.1m), although it’s worth keeping an eye on whether they pick up a fourth booking in upcoming games. Other Crystal Palace attackers like Christian Benteke (£6.4m) and Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m) are also on three, as are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£9.9m) and Bernardo Silva (£7.3m).

Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.4m) lost most of his owners whilst recently injured but could soon miss out again if he picks up two more cautions. Again, there are benchwarmers who may not be around when you eventually need them; names like Brandon Williams (£3.9m), Douglas Luiz (£4.5m) and Yves Bissouma (£4.4m).

WHEN ARE THE CUT-OFF POINTS FOR SUSPENSIONS?

As mentioned in the introduction, the yellow card threshold is raised to ten after a team’s 19th league fixture. That means following the completion of Gameweek 19 for all clubs bar Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley, whose 19th match of the campaign will now fall in Gameweek 20 following yesterday’s postponement.

Naturally, if there are any further postponements between now and Boxing Day, whether they be weather-related or Covid-enforced, that would affect the above.

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

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

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



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407 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Fantasyfreakstradbally
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Mbeumo + Antonio out Jota and ASM in ?
    ASM for NOR BUR then Benteke for EVE SOU
    Y/N

  2. FPL Mentor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    We good to go?

    Sa
    TAA James Alonso
    Salah(C) Jota B.Silva Bowen
    Wilson Jesus Jimenez

    Foster / ESR / Reguilon / Livra.

    1. Fantasyfreakstradbally
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      G2G for sure.

    2. putana
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      reg on the bench seems weird

  3. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    396,747 new Jota owners. Def rising in price tonight.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      396,748 🙂

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Haha, welcome to the Jota party.

  4. Camzy
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Holding my hands up. Edouard was a bad pick. I'm getting rid of him in FanTeam.

    Who would you buy? (Have just Antonio right now)

    A) Wilson
    B) Watkins
    C) Jimenez
    D) Toney
    E) King
    F) Benteke

    My favorite pick longer term is Watkins but the next 3 fixtures are just awful. Wilson for 3 weeks? I dunno. He could easily get booked in the next game and I'd have to get sell again. Jimi and Toney are fairly safe 90 min picks but a bit meh.

    1. Fantasyfreakstradbally
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      ASM?

      1. Fantasyfreakstradbally
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 23 days ago

        ASM averaging 7 points in home games. NOR and BUR.

        I’m trying to convince myself to do mbeumo and Antonio to Jota and ASM. .9 ITB atm

      2. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        All fart…

  5. ituura
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    A) son to jota
    B) save FT

    1. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B

  6. Cok3y5murf
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Is Livra dropping tonight?

    1. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      -68.6 on FPLstats, seems unlikely

      1. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        How is it working for some but not others? VPN or something?

        1. Il Capitano
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          No clue, I had no access for a couple hours, then it just came back on for me

          1. Cok3y5murf
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Okay. Thanks

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Is everyone going 5 atb?

      1. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Hopefully just me

        1. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          TAA, James, Cancelo, Alonso, Reguilon

          1. Cok3y5murf
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            We will celebrate together. Bench needed for James and Cancelo tho

  7. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Bench one, ESR, Toney, Gallagher

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Ta

  8. Art Vandelay
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Looks like Tsimikas might fall to 3.8. People making room for Jota... 😆

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      If only robbo was going to AFCON

  9. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Thoughts on this plan?

    GW14 Jimenez > Toney
    GW15 Raphinha > Foden

    1. Aadii
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Or Jimenez to King maybe

  10. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Help me with a benching quandary.
    Bench ESR (mun) or Gallagher (lee)?

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Tricky. Gallagher maybe

  11. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo Rudiger
    Salah Raphinha Jota Benrahma
    Vardy ASM Antonio

    Foster Livramento Brownhill White

    1ft 0.5itb

    A - ben -> Cornet
    B - ben -> maddison
    C - hold (if ben fit)

  12. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Ramsdale foster
    James Taa Cancelo Livra Duffy
    Salah Foden Raphinha Gallagher Esr
    Antonio Kane Hwang

    0.9 itb 2ft

    Duffy to Reguilon just to have back up if foden is out, because want to keep foden??

  13. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Dammit, Antonio may go down in price again.

    1. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Kill me now

  14. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Sanchez
    James - Cancelo - TAA - Alonso
    Gallagher - Jota - Son - Salah
    Toney - Vardy
    ____________________________
    Foster: ESR: Livramento: Scarlett

    1FT, 0.1 ITB

    Worth rolling a free here this GW guys?

    Only change I could possibly think of is Toney > King perhaps?

    Thanks gents

  15. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Any further news on foden at all? Did he train today ?

  16. Aaron P
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Foden to Gundo ?

    Can't risk Foden not starting anymore. What do you all think?

    1. Jacktastic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Wait for presser. There are pressers aren’t there?

  17. fn.jota
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    naughty repost (:

    From the two combo who score more points next week:

    A - Alonso Wat(A) ; Jimenez Bur(H)
    B - Jota Eve(A) ; Livramento Lei(H)

    Cheers!

    1. Samwise the Brave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A

  18. C_G
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    what to do? 1 FT, 0.8 ITB. brought Hwang and Gallagher in last week and they blanked.

    Sanchez

    TAA Cancelo Rudi

    Salah (c) Son Gallagher Raph

    Vardy Hwang Toney

    Steele Livra White Allan