Suspensions

Which FPL players are nearing a two-match ban?

Our Suspension Tightrope article takes a look at the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) players who are nearing a two-match ban for the accumulation of 10 yellow cards.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF A PLAYER GETS 10 YELLOW CARDS?

Dennis sent off as Watford collapse in FPL Double Gameweek 23 opener 2

Any Fantasy asset who collects 10 cautions in the Premier League before their team has completed 32 fixtures will serve a two-match ban in the same competition.

Beyond that point, the threshold moves up from 10 to 15 bookings. Anyone reaching that tally will be banned for three matches.

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

PLAYERS ON 8/9 YELLOW CARDS

There isn’t a great deal to worry most Fantasy managers just yet, as all of the above players bar Conor Gallagher (£6.1m) have ownerships of under 10% in FPL.

Ruben Neves (£5.3m) and Junior Firpo (£4.7m) are two of the three players on nine cautions although are both currently flagged with injury anyway.

Tyrone Mings (£5.0m) joined them on the precipice in Gameweek 30 and has matches against Wolves and Spurs to negotiate before he is on safe ground.

Matthew Cash (£5.3m), the second-most-bought defender of the previous Gameweek, is among the cluster of FPL assets who are two cautions away from the unwanted target.

Bench fodder options like Josh Brownhill (£4.3m), Oriol Romeu (£4.5m) and Yves Bissouma (£4.4m) are also part of this group on eight bookings, along with Crystal Palace’s Gallagher.

WHEN ARE THE CUT-OFF POINTS FOR SUSPENSIONS?

As we mentioned in the introduction, the yellow card threshold is raised to 15 after a team’s 32nd league fixture.

That doesn’t necessarily mean Gameweek 32, however. In fact, for many clubs, this will mean Gameweek 33 or later due to the backlog of postponed fixtures:

TeamMatches played32nd league fixture
 BRE30GW32
 LEE30GW32
 WHU30GW32
 WOL30GW32
 AVL29GW34
 BHA29GW33 (first fixture of the double)
 CRY29GW33
 LIV29GW33
 MCI29GW33
 MUN29GW33 (first fixture of the double)
 NEW29GW33 (first fixture of the double)
 NOR29GW33
 SOU29GW33 (first fixture of the double)
 TOT29GW33
 WAT29GW33
 ARS28GW33 (second fixture of the double)
 CHE28GW34
 BUR27GW33 (second fixture of the double)
 EVE27GW34
 LEI27GW34


Keep your eyes peeled on our Suspension Tightrope widget on our home page over the coming weeks and months, as we’ll be updating that after every Gameweek to keep you informed on the latest disciplinary developments.


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234 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Better option for the next 3 only?

    A) Sancho (LEI, eve, NOR+liv)
    B) Havertz (BRE, sou, ARS)

    Chelsea’s games with Madrid & FA Cup Semi sandwiched between GW31-33 worries me about rotation for Havertz.

    If I get Sancho now can captain him for DGW33 while keeping Salah & Kane.

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Tough. Chelsea will rotate. United is crap.

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Defensively, and as a team, they sure are crap. But they can still score plenty in those 3 games

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Agree actually. I would pick Sancho.

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 7 days ago

      When you put it like this, with Havertz likely to sit out Southampton at least, its probably 3 good fixtures vs just 1, so Sancho. But I might still end up getting both of them, we'll see

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Problem with Havertz is I’m most likely booking in a transfer also. There will be a temptation to sell him for Sancho/Lei mid in GW33.

    3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Get Sancho.

  2. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Afternoon all, how are we feeling about FH in GW33? I am less excited now all the big teams have gone through in the cup and therefore won't have a double. Now we are looking at the likes of Leicester, Newcastle, Southampton, Burnley etc

    I'm planning to WC in 35 and BB in 36 so not sure when else I would use it...

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      37. DGW

      1. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Hmmm, I wonder if I can resist the temptation that long. Will it likely be quite a big double?

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Will be a much better DGW than 33.

          1. FredrikH
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            What would your FT be here?

            Sa
            Cancelo VVD TAA Doherty
            Foden Salah Raphinha Saka Kulu
            Kane

            Steele Broja Cash Dennis.

            1. FredrikH
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Wrong place.

        2. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Leicester & Chelsea virtually guaranteed. Could be 6 others:

          https://mobile.twitter.com/MikkelTokvam/status/1504239966636937223/photo/1

  3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Which Chelsea:

    A) James
    B) Rudiger

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Or just ignore, due to rotation risk.

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Kind of a heart A, head B situation... Going to have to wait for updates, but if I think theres a chance he starts v Brentford I'll be getting James

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        I can also ignore both and get Robertson. Which would mean I pick Martinelli over Barnes. Basically this:

        A) James + Barnes
        B) Robertson + Martinelli

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 7 days ago

          I'm a big Martinelli fan so dont mind that option. Maybe Robbo over Rudiger if you guess James won't start (enough)

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            I think it's good to go with teams that have something to play for in the final stretch. Pool, Arsenal are still in the mix. Leaning towards B now actually.

  4. FredrikH
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    What would your FT be here?

    Sa
    Cancelo VVD TAA Doherty
    Foden Salah Raphinha Saka Kulu
    Kane

    Steele Broja Cash Dennis.

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Good team, nothing really stands out. Prob just look at your future (DGW) targets & maybe roll FT

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Probably Raphinha or Broja

      Who are you thinking of?

      1. FredrikH
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Weg, Havertz or James/Robbo feels like i'd like in 31 somehow.

  5. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    My current team is okay and does not need huge changes. I still have my Wildcard, Free Hit (1 x) and Bench Boost chips.

    Is there a general rule on when to use it? Such a template?

    All this seems more difficult than studying in Harvard.

    Thank you!

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Lots of different strategies in play.

      WC now, FH33, BB36 or 37
      WC now, BB33, FH36 or 37
      FH33, WC34 or 35, BB36 or 37
      WC 34 or 35, FH36, BB37
      WC 34 or 35, BB36, FH37

      The last one is my personal favorite, I'm not keen on the doubles in GW33, and WC in 34 or 35 should allow me to BB in GW36 which is expected to be the big double, without having to worry about GW37 which is likely to have enough double to field a full 11 of DGWers on FH if I wish.

      1. HD7
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        I think I am also heading your way.
        Any idea which teams will have DGW37 probably. Read about Leicester

  6. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    What changes do you recommend here:

    Sa
    Cancelo rud white Doherty (kilman)
    Salah saka coutinho Gordon raph
    Kane (hwang broja)

    1 FT and 4.6M itb

    1. Save FT
    2. Hwang to weghorst and bench raph
    3. Raph to cornet
    4. Something else?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Of those, 3 for the Everton game but 4 could be better!

  7. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Ramsdale*
    VvD, Rudiger, Doherty
    Salah (c), Raph, Saka, Martinelli
    Kane, Adams, Jimenez*
    Dubravka, Saiss, Ramsey, Dier
    3.2 itb, 2 ft. BB and FH x 2 left.

    Currently have 4 dgw players for gw33.

    A) use transfers to get players for dgw33 and bench boost that week.
    B) get a couple of dgw players for gw31 and bench boost. Use FH in 33

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Well you have 4 players blanking in 33, many of them cheap & not easily replaced, plus an injured Ramsdale, so BB33 seems like a lot of work at the moment

  8. Hint
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    I don't have Kane, but I have 3 Spurs.

    Worth taking a -12 to move things around to bring him in? There's no easy route and feels like going without him for the rest of the season is going to be a killer.

    1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      If its Son, Kulu and a "solid" defender I'd probably stick

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Personally i wouldn't be on a Spurs defender but everyone has a different approach.

        1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          I wouldn't get rid of them for a -12 though!

          1. Hint
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Yeah it's Son, Kulu and Doherty.

            I'd lose Kulu probably as part of the shake up. I could also wait one week and do it for a slightly more palatable -8, Kane could easily get 4 more points than whoever else I start upfront (Laca, Weg).

  9. pundit of punts
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    GTG? 🙂

    Pickford
    TAA - Rudiger - Doherty
    Salah - Saka - Raphinha - Kulusevski
    Kane - Lacazette - Richarlison

    Schmeichel - Barnes - White - Amartey

  10. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Which BB would you prefer?

    Cheaper assets but more games or more premium assets with SGWs?

    E.g.

    A) DDG*, TAA, Doherty, Kulusevski
    B) Foster*, Fofana*, Dennis*, Gordon*

    I can get to A in BB33 and B in 36.

    1. pundit of punts
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      A

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Are Watford and Everton even going to double in 36?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        I'm assuming so atm. But if they don't then even more reason to BB in 33 instead. Cheap filler options with a DGW in 36 are not a guarantee.

      2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Everton v Palace and Watford v Everton are likely to be put in the 36 and 37 midweeks, but not necessarily in that order.

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Maybe a slight preference for cheap doublers in general but of these two specific examples I think I like A. One of Fofana's games is Chelsea (A), right? Cant remember Everton/Watford projected doubles though - maybe would help if you put the fixtures in for 36..?

    4. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      A.

      I certainly wouldn't try to force 14 or 15 doublers.

      It's the 4 subs that count. The only fall back is lesser players have 2 games to return, if they feature in both.

      With Coronavirus around that's less likely as we keep seeing each week.

    5. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      A

  11. putana
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    kinda wish i already used bench boost. Looking at my team it is impossible to create a decent bench without sacrificing kane. Already used my wildcard as well

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      You can drop him for one week or value him over 2 stronger subs to boost.

  12. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Tierney and Barnes
    or
    White and Maddison

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      White and Maddison

  13. Return Of Chamakh
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Those of you activating your wildcard this week, who is catching your eye?? I've just hit mine and only a bench boost left, am maybe thinking of some playing bench fodder who have a DGW in future so that I can use it without falling into the trap of stacking it down the line - Amartey party!

  14. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Can Kane be a placeholder for Ronaldo, or is it optimal to make a plan to afford both?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Ronaldo will haul, but you've got to ride a couple of blanks as well.

      Doubt many can afford to do that with Kane and midfield riches!

  15. FlyingWithoutIngs
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    I messed up by not tc Salah back when he hauled and didn’t fee comfortable doing it when he doubled more recently too so I’ve still got my TC chip, anyone have any tips on when or on who I could possibly use it? Cheers

    1. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      36 Salah TOT, avl seems the optimal usage left.

      If Leicester get wat/NOR in 37 it could be a nice differential usage then though on someone like Vardy.

      1. FlyingWithoutIngs
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers for the responses guys, really like the thought of that vardy differential, salahs been poor of late so I could be tempted

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 7 days ago

      GW36 projected to be:
      Liverpool - TOT avl
      City - NEW wol
      Chelsea - WOL LEI

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        The thing is, got to see who else is in cup competitions.

        Champions League fixtures especially. Teams will play into their squads to some extent..

        It will be most interesting if Liverpool win or draw at Manchester City.

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 7 days ago

          True. Arsenal's double is pretty good too - LEE tot - if you trust Saka enough for TC

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            I got burnt captaining him in his last double, don't think I'd TC him tbf.

            But what do I know, i swapped him for Martinelli on my FH30.

            This game really is about timing and waiting too.

            1. The Mentaculus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 7 days ago

              I dont think your instincts were far off there tbf, just a question of timing like you say. He is returning regularly enough now to be a serious captaincy candidate, if only Kane wasnt in such ridiculous form

  16. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    No chips left..

    Sa Ramsdale
    Trent Robbo Rudiger Doherty (Digne)
    Salah Maddison Coutinho Saka Odegaard
    Kane (Broja Dennis)

    I did son Hokey Cokey so Salah (c) will come back In for son for next GW..

    Not sure I need to do much else?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Looks good, see how Villa get on and Coutinho in particular.

      They blank in gw33 but you're well covered with a great squad.

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Start shipping Villa before blank in 33

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Digne to Tark or Schar possibly.. Coutinho not sure who appeals tbh..

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 7 days ago

          If no mids appeal you could prob just bench Coutinho in 33. Fixtures improve after that anyway

  17. Devos
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Burnley has 5 games in 3 gameweeks
      MCI - EVE - nor - whu - SOU

      What player is worth getting on your team? And why?
      a) Pope
      b) Cornet
      c) Weghorst
      d) Tarkowski
      e) Rodriguez
      f) other
      g) none

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        A

      2. NorCal Villan
          3 months, 7 days ago

          G

          1. NorCal Villan
              3 months, 7 days ago

              That said, Pope only one I would consider

        • Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Sa
          TAA* James Doherty
          Salah Saka Kulu Raph Bowen*
          Kane Laca

          (Ramsdale* Broja Digne* Livra)
          2 FTs & 0.2m

          Out: Digne, Bowen & Laca
          In: White, Sancho & Weghorst -4

          Thoughts on these transfers?

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Not too sure if I would get Weghorst.

        • internal error
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          For anyone with 1 FH left, are you planning to use it in 33 or save it for 36/37?

          1. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Save. Will just get Sancho & Maddison/Barnes to add to 3x Arsenal, Sanchez (yikes) & rest SGW

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            If you have no other chips left I definitely wouldn't FH33.

          3. Levi's 501
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Prob 36, 33 doesn't seem too appealing.

        • threeputt
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Jimenez to ?

          DCL or Richarlison with DGW31 in mind ?
          I can just afford DCL right now

          1. waltzingmatildas
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            No other options? Don't like either of them

        • waltzingmatildas
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          I've got 2FHs and BB left.
          With my planned transfers, I could go for something like this in 33. Could also do Salah to Bruno for one week.

          Would you BB or FH?

          Pope* Sanchez*
          TAA Robbo Tierney* James Doherty
          Salah Saka* Martinelli* Maddison* Elanga*
          Kane Weghorst* Broja*

          1. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Don’t get sucked in to losing Salah just because he has one game…

            1. waltzingmatildas
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              True. Elana might be enough. Reckon that is a BB or a FH?

              1. Warby84
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                How many transfers?

                1. waltzingmatildas
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  That's 3 free transfers between now and 33

                  1. Warby84
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Can you not play bench boost 36 and free hit 33..

                    1. waltzingmatildas
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      I can, just can't get my head around what games will be going on, and what my bench will look like! Cheers

                      1. Warby84
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        I got rid of my BB for 10 points and I’m actually relieved to get rid

          2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Looks BB-able to me

            1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Though having said that you have 2 FHs left, and you can't use FH in both 36 and 37.

        • Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Who actually is the best Coutinho replacement in a similar price bracket.. I have Saka/Odegaard/Salah/Maddison..

          1. CAVEAT KING
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Mount

            1. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              I was thinking mount or Havertz

              1. CAVEAT KING
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Maybe Foden

        • AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          If the Free Hit isn't needed in a big blank and it's also not needed in a dgw and a bgw33, then when is a FH a decent option to use?

          Double vision i reckon is the answer...

          1. FPL Theorist
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            There's no week where it's "needed". You use it in the week that makes most sense for you.

            Most of people's sense that it's "needed" in DGW33 is driven by FOMO, thinking that everyone else will use it then, and it'll be a disaster if they don't.

            I'm prepared for a red arrow in 33. I've used my FHs and banked the points I'm going to get out of them.

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              I think it's the opposite, people want to play FH into big doubles.

              So people want to maximise, not FOMO,.as the main motivation on here at least.

              Whereas FH can be a very effective bridge where multiple changes to squads can pay off to navigate blanks.

              People still think of the value of a chip as in 100 points plus. Really it's impact is the net additional above the average score.