Suspensions

Which FPL players are suspended or nearing a one-match ban and who is safe?

Our Suspension Tightrope series summarises the current state of play regarding bans for yellow card accumulation – although there’s now little to worry about for the vast majority of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers.

Most players have now escaped the threat of a one-match suspension, with the yellow card amnesty arriving after the completion of a team’s 19th league fixture (more on that later).

There are still four Fantasy Premier League (FPL) assets who could pick up a ban, however, which we detail below.

CURRENTLY SUSPENDED

Granit Xhaka (£4.8m) is the only Premier League player banned for Gameweek 23, with his dismissal in the EFL Cup semi-final last Thursday meaning that he will miss the return leg this week and Sunday’s visit of Burnley.

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.

Only three sides have yet to reach that landmark: Burnley, Leicester and Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs and Leicester will do so after they meet at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday (part of Gameweek 22), while Burnley won’t reach their 19th fixture until their Gameweek 23 clash with Arsenal.

This could change if there are further postponements, of course.

ON FOUR/THREE YELLOW CARDS

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As a result of what we discussed above, there are very few players who can now pick up a ban as a result of yellow card accumulation.

Just two players remain at risk of an immediate suspension.

Josh Brownhill (£4.3m) and Cristian Romero (£4.8m) are both on four yellow cards, although Romero likely won’t be fit enough to feature in Spurs’ 19th league fixture anyway.

It’s also worth mentioning Jay Rodriguez (£5.2m) and Ben Mee (£4.8m), as they are the only two players sitting on three yellow cards who can now get a one-match ban for bookings accumulated, although they’d have to be cautioned twice in as many league matches to get a suspension.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

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.

No-one is close to that unwanted landmark just yet, with Mohammed Salisu (£4.5m) leading the race on seven cautions.

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


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333 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Don Rogers FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 19 hours ago

    Can anyone offer any in sight into whether Art Nouri will now keep his place at Wolves?

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      He's been nailed for a while now, missed a couple due to injury but when fit came straight back in

    2. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      He is not nailed - look at playing history - he’s in due to a change in formation as Saiss is at AFCON
      Worth monitoring though as he is a good player

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        This is just plain wrong

    3. Black Knights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      He's first choice LWB over Marcal. Could be complicated with Jonny returning to fitness, but it's probably RAN's to lose now.

  2. Jet5605
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 19 hours ago

    Thinking CR7 > Watkins if Villa DGW confirmed otherwise roll FT and do Son & CR7 > Salah & Watkins in GW24?

    DDG
    TAA - Cancelo - Lamptey - Coady
    Jorghino - Jota - Bowen - Maddison
    Antonio - King

    Bachman - Broja - Son - Dier

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      If Ronaldo starts vs Brentford I think I keep. Those fixtures are good.

      Antonio can be sold first.

  3. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 19 hours ago

    Salah is more likely to be playing against Leicester or Burnley?

    1. Black Knights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      The AFCON final is on 6th February so if Egypt get to the final, Burnley return will be more likely than Leicester.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 19 hours ago

        On current form Egypt will get nowhere near the final.

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      Leicester. He will almost certainly make it back for GW24.

      1. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 19 hours ago

        Makes the moves a little bit tougher as also have to get City mid.

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 hours ago

        Yes, but will he start or even feature if not needed? We have to monitor Mane situation also. I wouldn't bet on them both starting.

        1. Atimis
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 19 hours ago

          True that, I may get him after Lei game even if he is back for that one

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 19 hours ago

          I would.

          If Egypt go out in the Ro16 or QFs as their form suggests, Salah will have more than a week to come back and be ready for the midweek game in GW24.

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 19 hours ago

            Well, you are speculating with the scenario you think is likely. Form in cups may change and I am not calculating odds about his rest time. I will wait for facts and decide later when I know them. If he is back in training early, I will certainly get him. If it is only 4 days or less, I hear what Klopp has to say etc and decide on that basis.

    3. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      I think both Salah & Liverpool will be keen to get him playing asap

    4. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      Well both.

  4. JBG
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 19 hours ago

    Not sure if it's been mentioned. But CR was pictured back in training (so was Pogba).

    1. tokara
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      Training w the injured ones

      1. JBG
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 hours ago

        Pretty sure VDB isn't injured(despite his playing time haha):

  5. Ronaldo back in training
    Qaiss
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 19 hours ago

    Ronaldo has just posted a photo of himself in training

    https://twitter.com/cristiano/status/1483076476996136961?s=21

    1. tokara
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      1pt

    2. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      Should we worried that isn’t the injured / bench team?!

      1. Qaiss
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 19 hours ago

        Well he’s in training and that’s what matters for those of us that captained. They didn’t breeze past Aston Villa without him, scored two lucky goals. He’ll start if he’s fit.

        1. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 19 hours ago

          I am a fellow ronaldo captainer so preying starts

    3. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      With Gallagher first on bench.. Hope (C)R7 doesn't blank..

    4. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Perfect for a 30 min cameo

  6. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 19 hours ago

    De Gea Foster
    Trent Robertson Cancelo Digne (Ait Nouri)
    Fernandes (PH) Bowen Raphinha KDB (Coutinho)
    Dennis Watkins (Broja)

    Thoughts on my WC side??

    1. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      Excellent mate.

    2. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      I too am thinking of moving away from Jota to Robertson. Robertson is in as good form as Jota, or better, for 1m less, and doesn't take up a midfield spot - seems like a no-brainer.

      I would be minded to go Sa over DDG but it's a small point.

      Good team.

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 19 hours ago

        0.1 off if I want Salah back, I looked into it..

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          Broja to Idah? You may need the money later.

  7. Mr Ozil
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 19 hours ago

    Seems like Ronaldo is back in training.

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      In Madeira ?

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      Not overly bothered tbh

  8. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 19 hours ago

    Good article, if the link works for you.

    Ralf Rangnick is a glorified supply teacher and Manchester United's players know it.

    The Anthony Martial row is yet more evidence that temporary managers suffer from a fatal lack of authority.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        This doesn’t work without payment

    1. fplgaruda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      Martial is such a toxic player

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 19 hours ago

        I'm not sure that's the takeaway.

        Appointing an interim manager in a fleeting industry like football is going to be difficult to do so with managerial authority.

        1. fplgaruda
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 19 hours ago

          Sorry but didnt read the article. But this Martial issue has been affecting since Ole take over.

          Did less on the pitch than off pitch.

        2. Fit_to_drop
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          It didnt hurt Chelsea much with Hiddink, Di Matteo, etc so not sure that is always necessarily true.

  9. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 19 hours ago

    Ronaldo captain and Bruno vice... shame he's back in training, need a brace on Wednesday Ronnie.

  10. TKC07
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 19 hours ago

    When Ings not playing, who is expected to take Pen for Villa?

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Was El Ghazi, so up for grabs I guess?

  11. Sturridge Wars
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 19 hours ago

    Burnley have requested their match v Watford to be postponed

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Bum. Not unexpected though.

    2. Skorr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      I wouldn't be mad if that happened.
      I had a rough patch with earlier postponements so not too disappointed to see mini-league rivals have something similar.

      Strange how this game is probably 60% wishing ill on others and 40% wishing for the best for your team.
      I'm sure it wasn't this way when I first started playing.

  12. Burnley request postponement of Watford game
    TKC07
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    The #PL has received a postponement request from @BurnleyOfficial relating to their home match against @WatfordFC
    , due to be played at 7:30pm GMT on Tuesday 18 Jan.

    The #PL Board will meet later today to review the application and inform both clubs and their fans of its decision

    https://twitter.com/premierleague/status/1483084224991318023?s=21

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 hours ago

      Boooo what a bunch of pansies , make them play.

      Oh wait it’s not arsenal so none of that will be said

      1. Shultan
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 15 hours ago

        It's not just arsenal that have been critisised other clubs have been too, obviously higher clubs attract more comments!
        Clubs are just taking mick now & PL are too stupid to do anything bout it

    2. Shultan
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      5 matches now for Burnley, are they going to play them in the summer?

  13. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    The #PL has received a postponement request from @BurnleyOfficial relating to their home match against @WatfordFC, due to be played at 7:30pm GMT on Tuesday 18 Jan.

    The #PL Board will meet later today to review the application and inform both clubs and their fans of its decision https://t.co/PqJDtW0xjE

  14. Skorr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    Strangely, I wouldn't be too sad if my Captain, Ronaldo, didn't play.

    Vice captain is on Maddison (so no great shakes there) and I have Gallagher on the bench with his 9pts.
    This would definitely get me a few more points than the mini-league guys around me (also Ronaldo captains, with similar vice-captains).

    Funny feeling being ok with a total captain fail.

  15. DavidBadWillie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    Here we go. Burnley going to cancel their game just like Arsenal.

    Dennis was always a risky choice. Glad I didn't get him.