Suspensions

Which FPL players are nearing a one-match ban?

Nicolas Jackson (£7.1m) is not only struggling to produce any attacking returns, he’s also only one yellow card away from a ban.

Yes, our Suspension Tightrope series – as well as the accompanying widget on our homepage – has been relaunched for the 2023/24 season.

We’re keeping track of which Fantasy Premier League (FPL) players are racking up the yellow cards and how close they are to a one-match ban.

This article also reveals when the cut-off dates are for suspensions and how many bookings our players have to avoid in order to dodge a ban.

WHEN ARE THE CUT-OFF POINTS FOR SUSPENSIONS?

The table above is taken from the Football Association website and details the cut-off points for the various yellow card thresholds.

The one we’re concerned about right now is the five-caution mark, an unwanted target that Premier League players will have to avoid for their team’s first 19 league matches of the season.

That’ll be Gameweek 19 in most cases. Manchester City and Brentford, who contest their 19th fixture in Gameweek 20, are the exceptions.

Of course, any postponements, whether they be weather-related or Covid-enforced, would change that situation.

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

ON FOUR/THREE YELLOW CARDS

All of Jackson’s bookings have come for dissent, a result of the threshold for that offence being reduced at the start of the season.

He’s not the only one sitting precariously on four bookings, as Newcastle United’s Anthony Gordon (£5.5m) is also on the verge of a ban.

Bruno Fernandes (£8.4m) is a notable name on three cautions.

Lucas Paqueta (£6.0m), who has committed more fouls than any other Premier League player this season (13), is also two bookings away from a ban.


Keep your eyes peeled on our Suspension Tightrope widget 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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383 Comments Post a Comment
  1. barton fc
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Johnstone (turner)
    chilly ruben estup (colwill gab)
    madderson saka mitoma Rashford bruno
    Jackson Haaland (semenyo)

    best option?
    A) madderson/saka > mbeumo
    B) wildcard

    1. Sheffield Wednesday
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Persisting with Bruno seems odd to me, though I'd keep Rashford.

      1. barton fc
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        think thats become the case recently, before the arsenal game bruno was looking good but not getting points, that seams to have changed now, think rash looks a hold now (be previous look the one to ship), if not this week it will be wc7 most likely (gw8 at the max) so I think think bruno is a better option over the next game week (maybe not the next two but im not sure this team makes it that far)

        Jackson is a bigger worry but I think im stuck with him

        guess the reasons for not wildcarding is the team looks good on papper (once mbeumo comes in) but united and Chelsea just don't look very good, also would like to give my Brighton asests one more game as they like go on wc next week

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      I'd be tempted to WC.

      You have none of the pillars of Newcastle def, Salah, Alvarez.

      1. barton fc
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        yeah prices rise might shaft me if I don't go too night as well

        think united and Chelsea have good games (the teams they play suit them) but they look so bad (and even they they look good they don't score) would also like one more gam of my Brighton assists, but I think wc could be the play

    3. Tcheco
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Your midfield is ok. I'd consider Gab to Botman.

      1. barton fc
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        thats an option, think no mbeumo is the thing that scares me most (and wc will likely have to happen in the next 0-3 gws for salah so selling a madders or saka wouldn't be for too long)

    4. Kane not win a trophy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Did you read the article?

      You managed to get two players in who are both on the list.

      1. barton fc
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        this isn't a wc team

  2. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Just thinking about Martinelli. Is there anything more cruel and unlucky for owners than what happened? You really couldn't write it. Instead of a goal and possible further returns, it's 1 point only and a sub off. Incredible really

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Yeah not much has been said about this because I think most engaged managers already sold him.

      But for those that still have, that's really unlucky.

      1. Baps hunter
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        With bigger issues to handle and Jesus coming back I didn't sell him for Mbeumo (-4). I don't basically regret that decision, except if judged by outcome only. This is very annoying, just like having a thing called life and starting gw1 with Gabriel over Saliba.

    2. Nate(U)dog(ie)
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Well it's one pt, subbed off and likely an injury that means he's a must sell unless you're happy to hold until after the next IB. Very cruel luck

    3. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Yeah quite annoying but that's just part of the "fun" isn't it?
      Will have to sell now ahead of tasty home NLD and Bournemouth, which adds insult to... injury.

      1. Baps hunter
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        I do totally agree 🙁 And besides that, selling him now blocks me from selling Chilly for a New def.

    4. Walter White (WW)
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      He still outscored Chilwell 😎

      1. Baps hunter
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Having both doesn't help at all...

    5. Saka Rice
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Yes there is. When I TC Mane and he got injured in a double gameweek getting 1 point only whilst others had Salah who scored loads of points.

  3. Tcheco
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Watkins to Alvarez? Allows me to bring in that Luton striker for the double. Will bring back Watkins on WC after GW8 for sure.

    1. Utopsis
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      That Luton striker for the double? Really?

      1. Tcheco
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Aiming for a WC after GW8 so I'm willing to roll the dice for (eve + BUR)

      2. Tcheco
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Should've mentioned it allows me to upgrade my striker fodder to Morris

        1. Utopsis
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Roll the dice is definitely the right expression. Can't see Luton scoring many, and even when they do get one they'll just batten down the hatches.

          Might be worth considering Kabore only from Luton, at least you might get a CS that way

  4. Your Man With The Hair
    • 13 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    I've run out of patience with a couple of these. Thoughts for a 4 point hit?

    Odegaard, Bruno & Watkins -> Salah, JWP, & Hojlund

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Think prioritising Salah is a good way forward. Not 100% sold on the other choices, but could work out.

  5. UNCLE TONEY
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    330k rank atm with one to go tonight.

    That rank is ok for this stage in the season?

    1. Tcheco
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      No wonder you're fatherless

      1. UNCLE TONEY
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Father is ashamed of the rank and disowned

      2. Baps hunter
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Son is more than one year older than his little brother Harry 😉

    2. Your Man With The Hair
      • 13 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Means little this early in the season. Just that you've not had a disastrous start.

    3. Nate(U)dog(ie)
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Terrible

      1. kamdaraji
        • 14 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        That's rubbish I'm higher

    4. Sad Ken
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Acceptable for a casual.

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      It is very good!

    6. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      An awful lot better than mine! Well done.

    7. I am 42
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      to answer your question, you are doing great

      a 15 points gain next week, you are on your way to top 100k

      but a 15 points slip, you will be out of top 1m

  6. Øgaard it's Haa…
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Sterling to?
    a) Mbuemo
    b) Gordon
    c) Barnes
    Ta.

    1. Tcheco
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      A

  7. Atimis
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Thoughts on the City XI vs Zvezda, Doku to start, Alvarez rested?

    1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Alvarez rested would make sense, but I wouldn't be massively surprised to see him start and get subbed early if City are a few goals up

  8. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Any info on if Turner will start tonight folks?? Vazza on here put ‘looks like Turner won’t be starting tomorrow night then’ or something on those lines, just wondering if we’ve heard any more rumblings???

    1. UNCLE TONEY
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Would love Areola from the bench!

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Haha I would not love Johnstone from the bench haha

    2. kamdaraji
      • 14 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      He will start stop fretting

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Hope so mate!!

    3. I am 42
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      not I need him to start, I need him to at least get a CS or save a PK to save my GW

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Me too mate!! Haha

  9. Mumfie
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Morning everyone.

    On WC, a few too many red arrows. How’s this looking?

    Leno
    Botman | Estu | Anderson(Cpl)
    Salah | Saka | Madds | JWP | Mbeumo
    Alvarez | Haaland

    Aerola | Edouard | Cash | Udogie

    0itb

    Areas to improve?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Like it, looks like my WC team. Only have Diaby instead of JWP and Andersen from Luton instead CPL, 0,.2 off CPL Andersen

      1. Mumfie
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Great, thanks for the feedback. I like Diaby too, something to think about.

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Looks good. I think having 5 defenders where you pick the best 3 each week is a good way to go on WC. Means you can concentrate future transfers on mids and attackers.

      Think it's a tough call between starting Maddison or Edouard this week though!

      1. Mumfie
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Yep, Edouard, Madds and JWP would probably be rotated.

        Wondering whether to downgrade the Palace striker to a 4.5 but he’s started the season well and could be useful.

  10. La Roja
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Would you WC this lot?

    Onana
    Chilwell Ruben Estupinan
    Son Madders Saka Mitoma Mbeumo
    Haaland Alvarez

    Turner Colwill Baldock* McAtee*

    2.6m ITB and no FT

    1. Sad Ken
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Hell yes.

    2. Saka Punch
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      I wouldn't tbh, that looks fine for this week

    3. Jafooli
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Yes and then play the winter WC straight after in the same GW….

  11. BeardedOldMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Has chilwell lost his spot permanently?

    1. kamdaraji
      • 14 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      I don't think so

      1. BeardedOldMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks

    2. UNCLE TONEY
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Nope

      1. BeardedOldMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks

    3. Tcheco
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      I highly doubt it. Surely starts vs. Villa

      1. BeardedOldMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Righto. The language in the explanation was a bit weird tense-wise

      2. La Roja
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        I wouldn’t be so sure. Especially vs Villa and they kept a CS without him.

    4. Mumfie
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Previous article, suggests it was tactical with Poch favouring a more offensive player.

      Didn’t seem to work, but I’m ditching him on WC this week, he’s been disappointing.

  12. Malinwa
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Eze to:
    A) Gross
    B) JWP

    1. Tcheco
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      B

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Shipping before he plays Everton?

  13. R.C
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Can't decide who to bench out of Maddison or Son

    1. Sheffield Wednesday
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      My bus team has Son on the bench. That's how I know my team needs surgery.

    2. Sad Ken
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Just bench both - problem solved!

  14. MHG
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Anyone looking at Edouard as worth having or is my knee jerking?

    1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      I'm looking at him as part of my first hit this season. For Jackson. Good numbers and fixtures 6 and 8 are what I need, before wildcarding.

      1. MHG
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Looking at him as a 3rd striker - downgrading Bruno F to Mbeumo to get him in on a hit

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Eduoard is a good pick. Fixtures are reasonable, stat are great too and has Eze providing him with chances.

      1. MHG
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Let's see after Europe in case I have bigger fires to deal with than Bruno!

    3. Hairy Potter
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Maybe as an 8th attacker that you bring in for good fixtures.

  15. Make United Great Again
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    On a wildcard

    A. Botman & Trippier (Botman would rotate with Udogie and Cash depending on fixture. Not a starter every week.

    B. Walker & Schar

    1. UNCLE TONEY
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      A, would love Trippier personally but can’t see a way to get him

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Maybe A if you can afford it. Depending on the rest of your team, I'd be tempted to go Botman and Schar and bank the change.

  16. shearer9
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Best Foden replacement for 8.3? Already got Mbeumo and Maddison

  17. shearer9
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Good time to get Eze in? Posting good numbers, good fixtures, cheap

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      I brought him on my WC last week and like his upcoming fixtures. Some of his owners seem keen to sell though.

  18. Sickboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 14 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    On a wildcard and was wondering whether to go Udogie or Cash.

    All suggestions welcome!

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Think I prefer Udogie, as long as you can bench him in the tougher fixtures. Villa defence may get some tweaks with Europa League and Moreno coming back.

      1. Sickboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 14 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks!

  19. The Knights Template
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Foden to Eze? What do we think?

    1. Botman and Robben
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      I am thinking of selling Eze.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers

        1. The Knights Template
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          No more responses please, I have all the information I need.

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Whatever happened to Fodenfreude?

      1. The Knights Template
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        I don’t actually own Foden, of the Pine Throne, just wanted to pose a hypothetical to get people thinking!

  20. Atimis
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Initial thoughts Henry and Bruno to Botman and Mbeumo, shouldn't be that tragic after the moves?

    Onana
    Chilwell/Estu/(Botman)
    Rash/Saka/Madd/Sterlo/(Mbeumo)
    Haaland/Alvarez

    Turner/Udogie/Osula/Baldock

    1. Tcheco
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Not tragic at all

  21. The Left Duke #3
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    I did 2 FT in GW 3

    Stones --> Dias (over Gusto)
    Joao Pedro --> Alvarez (over Jackson)

    In the 3 GW's since, Gusto outscored Dias by 16 points and Alvarez outscored Jackson by 16 points.

    Just goes to show, FPL is full of fine lines lol.

    On with your day 😉

    1. I am 42
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      did R.Lewis + João Pedro to Gusto + J.Alvarez

      sadly I benched Gusto, played Estupiñán & Saliba instead

      1. The Left Duke #3
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        absolute killer.

        I never understood the Jackson love I must say. He's like a Gizelle playing football.

  22. Malinwa
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    What to do with Gabriel? Unsure what to do with him...

    1. Tcheco
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      He's not a priority sell for me anymore because he's back in the lineup & plays BOU in GW7.

  23. Kane Train
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Which one goes for Rashford?

    A) Son
    B) Maddison

    1. Tcheco
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      A because it frees up money. Although I fancy Son in big games. Tough one so I'd choose based on what you could do with the extra $$

    2. I Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      A

  24. Lord of Ings
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    1 FT, 0.1M itb

    Pickford
    Kabore chilwell estu
    Rashford mbeumo saka son sterling
    Haaland Watkins
    Turner Pau Shaw* Mcatee

    1)Watkins —> Alvarez
    2)Shaw—> Schar/ Botman
    3) Watkins + Shaw —-> Alvarez + Trippier (-4)

    Which option looks best? Leaning towards 1 and thinking of starting Kabore

  25. TKC07
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Jackson owner's random song suggestion.. 😀

    So I cross my heart, and I hope to die
    That I'll only stay with you one more night
    And I know, I said it a million times
    But I'll only stay with you one more night

  26. I Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Pickford
    Chilwell, Estupinan, Henry
    Rashford, Saka, B.Fernandes, Maddison, Foden
    Haaland, N.Jackson

    Turner; Saliba, Baldock, Osula.

    2 FT 0.6 ITB

    If Henry is out which seems probable I'll sell him for a Newcastle defender. Best use of the 2nd transfer?

    A) Roll it
    B) N.Jackson -> J.Alvarez

    Not selling Bruno or Foden with their fixtures this week.

  27. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Foden & Jackson to Bruno/Rash & Alvarez worth a hit?

    or maybe Jackson to Hojlund Watkins or Darwin for free

  28. djskope
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Is Jackson gonna fall tonight? I bought him at 7m and really don't want to lose money on him, despite the favourable fixtures (Aston Villa(H) Fulham(A) Burnley(A))

    Before todays deadline and given a likely price fall tonight before AVL tomorrow would you

    a) Hold
    b) Buy Hojland (unproven?)
    c) Buy Wilson (minutes?)
    d) Buy Edouard (mixed fixtures?)
    e) Buy Morris (DGW incoming)
    e) Buy someone else