In this regular article, we look at the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) players who are a caution away from a one-match ban and reveal who is now in the clear.
We also round up which FPL assets are already suspended ahead of Gameweek 21.
A reminder: punishments for yellow card accumulation are competition-specific, whereas suspensions for dismissals cover all competitive matches.
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.
Most clubs have now passed that point following the weekend’s action, with only seven sides yet to contest their 19th fixture of 2022/23:
|Team||19th fixture falls in…|
|Crystal Palace||Gameweek 20 (second fixture of Double Gameweek)|
|Man City||Gameweek 20 (second fixture of Double Gameweek)|
|Man Utd||Gameweek 20 (second fixture of Double Gameweek)|
ON FOUR YELLOW CARDS
A total of 12 players are still at risk of an imminent suspension, the most notable of whom is the foursome from Arsenal.
Bukayo Saka (£8.1m), William Saliba (£5.3m), Gabriel Magalhaes (£5.2m) and Gabriel Jesus (£7.9m) all have double-digit ownerships in FPL, although in the latter’s case, ‘dead’ Fantasy teams will account for his 28.5% ownership figure. Jesus is currently injured, so likely won’t feature in Gameweek 21 anyway.
Everyone else on four bookings, including Kieran Trippier (£6.0m) and Harry Kane (£11.7m), has avoided the threat of a one-match ban.
As mentioned above, the next target to avoid for FPL assets is 10 yellow cards by their side’s 32nd league fixture.
Ruben Neves (£5.4m) is the most-booked Premier League player on seven cautions.
Only one Premier League player is currently sidelined – and it isn’t for yellow card accumulation.
Chelsea new boy Joao Felix (£7.5m) was dismissed for serious foul play in Thursday’s loss to Fulham, so will now serve a three-game 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.