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Which players are suspended or close to a ban?

25 Oct 2021
Manchester United v Liverpool - Premier League

The Scout highlights Fantasy picks at risk of missing matches in the coming Gameweeks

As the 2021/22 season progresses, Fantasy Premier League managers must take into account not only injuries and rotation but the absence of players through suspension.

Any player earning five bookings from their side's first 19 Premier League matches will serve a one-match ban in the same competition. Yellow cards are not carried over to the EFL Cup or FA Cup.

Players who accumulate 10 yellow cards in Premier League matches up to and including their team's 32nd fixture will serve a two-match suspension in the competition.

Three players are suspended for Gameweek 10.

Suspended for Gameweek 10
Player Club Position Next available
Paul Pogba MUN MID GW13
Ben Gibson NOR DEF GW11
Emmanuel Dennis WAT FWD GW11

Paul Pogba (£7.6m) was shown a straight red card for serious foul play following a challenge on Naby Keita (£5.0m) in Manchester United's 5-0 defeat to Liverpool.

The Frenchman is suspended for three Premier League matches and will miss meetings with Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Watford.

Emmanuel Dennis (£5.2m) collected his fifth yellow card in Watford's 5-2 win at Everton and will serve a one-match ban. He is unavailable for the fixture against Southampton.

And Ben Gibson (£4.4m) will sit out Norwich City's home encounter with Leeds United following his red card at Chelsea. The centre-back was sent off for two bookable offences and is suspended for one match.

Walking a tightrope

In Gameweek 9 Tyrone Mings (£5.0m) joined Joel Veltman (£4.4m), Oliver Skipp (£4.5m) and the already-suspended Pogba on four yellow cards.

Those players must tread carefully as a fifth booking up to and including Gameweek 19 would trigger a one-match suspension.

One yellow card from a ban
Player Club Position
Oliver Skipp TOT MID
Paul Pogba MUN MID
Joel Veltman BHA DEF
Tyrone Mings AVL DEF

There are also some notable players on three yellow cards.

Man Utd pair Luke Shaw (£5.3m) and Bruno Fernandes (£11.7m), Everton duo Richarlison (£7.4m) and Lucas Digne (£5.3m), together with Aymeric Laporte (£5.5m), Shane Duffy (£4.4m), Declan Rice (£5.0m), James McArthur (£4.5m) and Josh Brownhill (£4.4m) are all two bookings away from a one-match ban.

Available for selection

Meanwhile, James Ward-Prowse (£6.3m) will be available for Gameweek 10. He will complete his three-match suspension in Southampton's EFL Cup tie with Chelsea on Tuesday.

Unlike yellow cards, red cards are carried over to the domestic cup competitions.

Finally, Jonjo Shelvey (£5.3m) returns after serving his one-match ban after being sent off in Gameweek 8.

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