FPL suspensions: Jesus and Gordon one booking away from a ban

Gabriel Jesus (£8.1m) and Anthony Gordon (£5.6m) are among the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) players who are a caution away from a one-match ban, while Joao Palhinha (£5.0m) became the first Fantasy asset to reach five yellow cards for the season in Gameweek 8.

Our regular round-up of the disciplinary situation in the English top flight has more.


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.

Following the wave of postponements over the last week or so, that is no longer Gameweek 19.

Team 19th fixture falls in…
Arsenal Gameweek 21
Aston Villa Gameweek 20
Bournemouth Gameweek 20
Brentford Gameweek 20
Brighton Gameweek 21
Chelsea Gameweek 21
Crystal Palace Gameweek 21
Everton Gameweek 20
Fulham Gameweek 20
Leeds Gameweek 21
Leicester Gameweek 20
Liverpool Gameweek 21
Man City Gameweek 21
Man Utd Gameweek 21
Newcastle Gameweek 20
Nottm Forest Gameweek 20
Southampton Gameweek 20
Spurs Gameweek 20
West Ham Gameweek 20
Wolves Gameweek 20

The above will change if there are any rearrangements of the postponed fixtures before that but there are few available windows.

A reminder: punishments for yellow card accumulation are competition-specific, whereas suspensions for dismissals cover all competitive matches.


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Palhinha was booked for an excessive goal celebration after scoring in Fulham’s 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest, collecting his fifth caution of the season in the process.

He’ll now be banned for the Cottagers’ Gameweek 9 clash with Newcastle United.

Nathan Collins (£4.5m) is also newly suspended, albeit not for yellow card accumulation: he was dismissed for serious foul play in Wolverhampton Wanderers’ defeat to Manchester City so will now be unavailable until Gameweek 12.


Jesus and Gordon both picked up their fourth bookings of the season in Gameweek 8 and will have to last until mid-January without another caution if they are to avoid a one-match ban.

The pair are actually joint-fourth in the league for most fouls conceded (14) this season, so it’s no mystery as to why they’re on the above list.

Kenny Tete (£4.5m) and Ruben Neves (£5.5m) also collected their fourth yellow cards of 2022/23 in the Gameweek just gone to join Scott McTominay (£4.9m) and Adam Smith (£4.4m) on the precipice.

Reece James (£6.0m) is among the big names further back. There’s no need for any immediate concern of yet, of course, but he’ll have to avoid two bookings in Chelsea’s next 13 league fixtures to swerve a one-match ban.

The defender’s three bookings have actually come from just four fouls conceded.

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.