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Week 9 FPL Injuries and Suspensions

All the player information you need for your Week 9 fantasy squad selections!

Granit Xhaka starts the first of his 3 match ban this week.
Granit Xhaka starts the first of his 3 match ban this week.
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Granit Xhaka is banned following his red card in Arsenal's win over Swansea. Santi Cazorla is also a doubt after straining his Achilles midweek against Ludogorets. Olivier Giroud, Aaron Ramsey, Danny Welbeck, and Per Mertesacker remain out.


Harry Arter is a doubt for the home match against Spurs following a knee injury last week. Max Gradel has major doubts over a hamstring injury and Brad Smith remains out for the Cherries.


Steven Defour is out for the visit of Everton with a hamstring injury. Andre Gray remains suspended leaving Sean Dyche with some options to switch with Scott Arfield a possible addition.


There are still doubts as to whether Willian will return to England following the death of his mother, likely to affect the starting status of Pedro. There are talks Oscar may be absent due to personal reasons and John Obi Mikel is a doubt following a muscle injury. Cesc Fabregas and Branislav Ivanovic remain out with injury.

Crystal Palace:

Scott Dann returned to training this week, but will likely start on the bench with Alan Pardew having a strong squad heading to face Leicester City.


Leighton Baines remains out as Everton travel to Burnley. Ronald Koeman will have some options to change but should keep things similar to last week without major injuries.

Hull City:

Andrew Robertson is slated to be out up to 8 weeks with Sam Clucas most likely to benefit. Mike Phelan has options elsewhere with Tom Huddlestone possibly earning a recall to the midfield.

Leicester City:

Jamie Vardy (groin), Wes Morgan (back), and Andy King (shin) are all doubts for the home match against Crystal Palace. Shinji Okazaki and Ahmed Musa could possibly be included in the starting line up along with Islam Silmani should any of the former fail to make it.


Georgino Wijnaldum has been passed fit to face West Brom at Anfield, but may have to settle starting on the bench. No major changes then for Jurgen Klopp's side with Adam Lallana pushing for a recall.

Manchester City:

Vincent Kompany may be in contention for playing time as Pablo Zabaleta will be assessed before the match after a foot injury midweek in the loss to Barcelona. Sergio Aguero will likely earn a recall to reignite Pep Guardiola's side with Fabian Delph still a doubt and Bacary Sagna sidelined.

Manchester United:

Chris "Micheal" Smalling is a slight doubt with a muscle injury midweek. Morgan Schneiderlin is a doubt with a knock and Henrikh Mkhitaryan is unlikely to start. Otherwise Jose Mourinho will likely remain with the side that demolished Fenerbahce midweek.


Grant Leadbitter has returned to full training but is unlikely to be rushed back from such a long term injury. Otherwise Boro should remain mostly similar to last week.


Shane Long is a major doubt after injury midweek against Inter Milan. Nathan Redmond was left out of the squad for the trip to Italy with a knock but should be fine for the weekend. Ryan Bertrand remains out.

Stoke City:

Phil Bardsley will be assessed before the match after limping off against Sunderland last week. Haugaard remains a major doubt.


Patrick van Aanholt and Lamine Kone are both available while Adnan Januzaj, Jason Denayer, and Jan Kirchoff remain out for the home clash against West Ham.

Swansea City:

Jefferson Montero remains the only major absentee as Bob Bradley will have Modou Barrow available and could well name a similar side for the visit of Watford.

Tottenham Hotspur:

Danny Rose is a doubt with a bruised foot suffered midweek, while Toby Alderweireld's injury will see him out for the short term. Harry Kane is the only other notable absentee for Mauricio Pochettino.


Isaac Success is a doubt with a foot injury with Daryl Janmaat still out.

West Bromwich Albion:

Tony Pulis is without Jonny Evans through suspension due to YC accumulation. Jonas Olsson is likely to benefit for the visit to Anfield.

West Ham:

Andre Ayew has returned to full training this week but Slaven Bilic will be without Aaron Cresswell due to suspension. There will be options then for some rotation in the ranks for the home clash against Sunderland.


Good luck in your Week 9 selections!