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Who is suspended or close to a ban?

The Scout 12 Nov 2022
Harry Kane

The Scout highlights players who will miss or are close to missing matches

During the traditionally busy festive period, Fantasy Premier League managers must take into account not only rotation but the absence of players in their squads through suspension.

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

Players one booking from a ban
Player Club Position 19th Fixture
Jesus ARS FWD GW21
Saliba ARS DEF GW21
McGinn AVL MID GW20
Bailey AVL MID GW20
Ramsey AVL MID GW20
Smith BOU DEF GW20
Hickey BRE DEF GW20
Mac Allister BHA MID GW21
Caicedo BHA MID GW21
Ward CRY DEF GW21
Onana EVE MID GW20
Robinson FUL DEF GW20
Mitrovic FUL FWD GW20
Kristensen LEE DEF GW21
Schar NEW DEF GW20
Cook NFO DEF GW20
McKenna NFO DEF GW20
Worrall NFO DEF GW20
Salisu SOU DEF GW20
Kane TOT FWD GW20
Kehrer WHU DEF GW20

Popular picks Harry Kane (£11.6m), Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.8m), Gabriel Jesus (£8.0m) and William Saliba (£5.3m) are among those one yellow card from a ban.

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

Players who will miss GW17

Marc Guehi (£4.4m) collected his fifth caution in Crystal Palace's 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest. He will be unavailable for Fulham's visit to Selhurst Park on 26 December.

Rodrigo Bentancur (£5.4m) marred a fine two-goal display in Tottenham Hotspur's 4-3 win over Leeds United with his fifth yellow card of the campaign. He will be forced to sit out the Boxing Day the trip to Brentford.

In the same contest, Tyler Adams (£4.9m) was sent off for two bookable offences, triggering a one-match ban for the Leeds United midfielder. He will miss the meeting with Manchester City on 28 December.

Available again in GW17

Diogo Dalot (£4.8m) will be in contention for Manchester United's home encounter with Nottingham Forest on 27 December after he served a one-match suspension for picking up five yellow cards.

Fulham duo Kenny Tete (£4.4m) and Harrison Reed (£4.5m) also completed one-match bans and are available for the trip to Crystal Palace in Gameweek 17.

Chris Mepham (£4.4m) is back for AFC Bournemouth after sitting out the 3-0 win over Everton.

Forest's Orel Mangala (£4.9m) served a one-match ban in Gameweek 16 following his sending off in the EFL Cup. Unlike yellow cards, red cards are carried over to and from the domestic cup competitions.

Mangala is available for the trip to Old Trafford

And Diego Costa (£5.5m) could make his return for Wolverhampton Wanderers after completing his three-match suspension. They travel to Everton on Boxing Day.

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