The Suspension Report for gameweek 6 provides up to date information on players suspended for the current gameweek, and players who are close to receiving a suspension. We highly recommend fantasy managers cast their eye down the suspension lists before confirming transfers.
Nathan Dyer managed just 12 minutes on the pitch at the weekend after coming on as a second half substitute in Swansea’s 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Everton. Two yellows in quick succession meant Dyer’s match came to a premature end as the in-form Swansea midfielder was sent off for a second bookable offence. Whilst Dyer received an automatic one match suspension as a result, the great news for the 24.6% of fantasy managers that own him is that he has already served his suspension during Swansea’s midweek Capital One Cup game with Crawley. With the suspension already served, it means Nathan is available to play in gameweek 6.
The other red card of the weekend was awarded to Jonjo Shelvey of Liverpool who received his marching orders in the 39th minute of his sides home game against Man United. Most of us were left wondering what was more wreck-less, either Shelvey’s challenge on Jonny Evans or the tirade of abuse he directed towards Sir Alex on his way down the tunnel! Jonjo will now miss two Premier League games against Norwich in gameweek 6 and Stoke in gameweek 7.
We finish with Lee Cattermole, who received an early bath In Sunderland’s midweek Capital One Cup encounter with MK Dons. Cattermole was sent off in the first half and will now miss the next three gameweeks for the Black Cats.
The following players will therefore be serving a suspension for the following gameweeks.
The Suspension Watchlist
The yellow card count after just 5 gameweeks is now really totting up. At this stage of the season, a player who accumulates 5 yellow cards before 31st December (more than 3 full months away) will receive an automatic one match suspension.
After only five gameweeks the following players are now leading the pack in the yellow card count.
Returning From Suspension
The following players have completed their suspensions and are free to play in gameweek 6.
The Value of ‘The Suspension Report’
Up to date suspension information is a hugely valuable tool for fantasy managers, and we strongly encourage everyone to review this section on a weekly basis. It may very well save you from making a horrendous transfer or team selection mistake!
If you want a concise overview of how the suspension system works in the Premier League, then please read our Guide to Suspensions in Fantasy Football which will help make sense of what is undoubtedly a confusing system.
This article was written by Mutley