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Laurent Koscielny remains a doubt for Arsenal’s home fixture against Everton. Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino faces a late fitness test ahead of Middlesbrough’s weekend visit, while Stoke’s Marko Arnautovic is a concern for the clash with Southampton.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss Arsenal’s final day home meeting with Everton, while Laurent Koscielny will undergo a fitness test today on a calf problem. Midfielder Aaron Ramsey is “alright” according to Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, after being forced off with a knock in the midweek win over Sunderland.

Jurgen Klopp is optimistic that Roberto Firmino will recover from the knock that forced him to miss last week’s 4-0 win at West Ham – the Brazilian faces a late fitness test ahead of Sunday’s Anfield showdown with Middlesbrough.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe will be without Lewis Cook for the trip to Leicester City, with the midfielder away on international duty with the England U20s. Dan Gosling is fit again following a calf complaint, though, and Andrew Surman is also back in contention following a knee injury.

Winston Reid will miss West Ham United’s trip to Burnley after undergoing surgery on a long-standing knee injury.

Harry Maguire, Evandro and Abel Hernandez are all expected to miss Hull City’s home clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

Andros Townsend has been ruled out of Crystal Palace’s trip to Manchester United with an Achilles injury, while Yohan Cabaye (foot) is a major doubt. Eagles boss Sam Allardyce did reveal James Tomkins is likely to be passed fit, however.

Marko Arnautovic is the main injury concern for Stoke City manager Mark Hughes ahead of the trip to Southampton after suffering a bang to his elbow in last weekend’s 4-1 defeat to Arsenal.

Swansea City head coach Paul Clement could be without Borja Baston (knee) for the home fixture against West Bromwich Albion, but Angel Rangel and Wayne Routledge returned to full training last week and are expected to be available for selection.

West Brom head coach Tony Pulis revealed there were a couple of “knocks and bruises” suffered during the 3-1 defeat to Manchester City on Tuesday night that need to be assessed, with Salomon Rondon (hamstring) believed to be the biggest concern. Gareth McAuley (knock) and Matt Phillips (hamstring) remain major doubts.

All this and more has now been updated in the Team News section ahead of Sunday’s deadline. Keep an eye on our official Twitter Stream for breaking news – as the day unfolds, we will issue updates from Friday’s press conferences and refresh our Team News tab accordingly to keep you informed.

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  1. poulteren
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A. vertonghen 4-4-2

      B moses 3-5-2

      ??thanks

      1. Sting in the Tail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 6 days ago

        A

    • wsingsom
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Lead in My ML for 20 points

        My team with 1FT
        Pickford
        Holding Azpi Stephens
        Sanchez King Eriksen Sane
        Lukaku Kane(C) Jesus

        His
        DDG
        Davies Yoshida Alonso
        Son Alli sane Sanchez
        Jesus Costa Gabbi

        What to do? For me I plan to
        1. Eriksen for Cout
        2. Keep

        Please comments thanks

        1. Manic Miner
            1 month, 6 days ago

            You got Kane so yes would do Erikson for Coutinho.. I'm doing hazard to Coutinho as I'm chasing a 2 point lead

          • Moubler Khan
              1 month, 6 days ago

              1 - I would cap Jesus over Kane.

              1. Manic Miner
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Risky considering the way Kane played yesterday he was immense. I have both yea hahhhh

              2. Boglander
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Lukaku > Giroud

              3. SADIO SANÉ
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  I kinda want Giroud, but can't get him without taking a hit.

                  Could just go Haz/Alli -> Coutinho.

                  Or just DDG -> Heaton...thoughts? Team looks decent enough as it is:

                  Pickford (DDG)
                  Kompany Alonso Luiz Holding (Bertrand)
                  Sane King Hazard Alli Sanchez
                  Jesus (Gabbi Welbeck)

                  1. Sterling Chap
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      I'll also be doing Haz -> Cout.

                      Giroud is prob a decent idea but depends where you are in your ML, as to whether or not you should take a hit

                      1. SADIO SANÉ
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          cheers, I get the feeling whatever I do will go tits up

                    • Olly002
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Pool should throttle a hapless Boro and Coutinho should get a high score. Anyone of the opinion this does not happen and they finish outside the Champions League and Arsenal squeaks in?

                      • Sterling Chap
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Is Haz -> Cout a no brainer for my team?

                          Cech
                          Alonso Monreal Yoshida
                          Sanchez(c) Sane Alli King Hazard
                          Jesus Kane
                          Bench: Pickford, Stephens, Anichebe, Holgate

                          1. Moubler Khan
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              Yes unless you know Fabregas will start

                          2. Freshy
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              Id bring in Bavies for the last week but it would make me look stupid for not bringing him in 15 weeks earlier. Sound theory?

                            • Darth
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                Who should I remove for coutinho?

                                A, alli
                                B hazard

                                1. Triple C
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Who should i remove for Coutinho:

                                    Kdb or Ozil?

                                    Alli if you have Kane already, otherwise keep alli as some Spurs coverage is important imo

                                  • Manic Miner
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      I'm the same boat Darth...head is saying hazard as I already have Kane

                                    • Moubler Khan
                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                        Hazard. He won't start. He looked exhausted in the last two games. He will be saved for the final, specially with Sunderland without a few regulars

                                    • Dimitris1993
                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                        Only a win will get me mini league top spot. Pickford Jakub
                                        Alonso Cedric stephens ake walker
                                        Alli king Sanchez sane Zaha
                                        Costa Kane Jesus . Do 1) all to cout? 2) Walker to bellerin 3) change the goallie since they both sh**?

                                        1. wolvesmad
                                            1 month, 5 days ago

                                            Keep Pickford. Get Bellerin and Giroud for Costa. If Ali is playing why bother getting Coutinho?

                                        2. harrygwynne
                                            1 month, 6 days ago

                                            Reckon Diego Costa will start?

                                            1. Moubler Khan
                                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                                No. He will be saved for the final. Maybe get a cameo at the end. Bats has scored in the last two games so no reason to either. Sunderland will have players and motivation missing

                                            2. Feanor
                                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                                I'm not gonna bother with Sky next year. The website and rules are a huge step down from the FPL, and this week I was sick and forgot to change my captain to Sanchez on Tuesday and Kane yesterday.

                                              • Dimitris1993
                                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                                  Only a win will get me mini league top spot. Pickford Jakub
                                                  Alonso Cedric stephens ake walker
                                                  Alli king Sanchez sane Zaha
                                                  Costa Kane Jesus . Do 1) all to cout? 2) Walker to bellerin 3) change the goallie since they both sh**?

                                                  1. Moubler Khan
                                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                                      2

                                                  2. WUSS
                                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                                      I have a 14 point lead in my ML.

                                                      Willy*
                                                      alonso vertronghen monreal kompany
                                                      sanchez* king* hazard* alli
                                                      kane* vokes

                                                      Star marked players are the ones even the 2nd guy has.
                                                      Should I transfer out king and get in Coutinho for a hit?

                                                      1. Moubler Khan
                                                          1 month, 6 days ago

                                                          No. Get rid of Hazard. Get KDB, Sane or Couthinho

                                                      2. Kanteisking
                                                          1 month, 6 days ago

                                                          Who to get rid of for Coutinho.
                                                          a) Sane
                                                          b) Alli
                                                          c) King

                                                          Thanks 🙂

                                                          1. wolvesmad
                                                              1 month, 5 days ago

                                                              King if you have the money.

                                                          2. jonasloc
                                                              1 month, 5 days ago

                                                              Trailing 10-20 p. in two of my leagues.
                                                              1 FT. 0.4 ITB

                                                              Caballero
                                                              Kompany-Davies-Cahill-Monreal-Stevens
                                                              Sanchez-Alli-Eriksen-Sané
                                                              Lukaku

                                                              Bench: Pickford, Redmond, Rashford, Barnes

                                                              Would like to get in Coutinho and/or Kane, but 2 hits would be necessary to get in both.
                                                              a) Sané+Lukaku -> Coutinho+Jesus (-4)
                                                              b) Alli+Lukaku+Cahill -> Coutinho+Kane+Matip(or another) (-8) bit of a long shot.
                                                              c) Other suggestions?

                                                              1. wolvesmad
                                                                  1 month, 5 days ago

                                                                  Wouldn't change you defense as it is solid. Problem is Erikson didn't play last week so might get nod over Ali. Would wait till last minute for team news. Would also keep Sane. So Ali/Erikson to Coutinho. Lukaku to Kane.

                                                                  1. jonasloc
                                                                      1 month, 5 days ago

                                                                      Thanks for replying.
                                                                      To do Lukaku -> Kane I can't afford to straight swap Erik/Alli -> Cout. That's why I have to tale 2 hits

                                                                • wolvesmad
                                                                    1 month, 5 days ago

                                                                    Was 84 points behind rival last week. 164 points puts me ahead by 3 this week!

                                                                  • knutmsalo
                                                                      1 month, 5 days ago

                                                                      Choose one:

                                                                      Gabbi out for Giroud
                                                                      Alli out for Cout
                                                                      KDB out for Cout
                                                                      Sane out for Cout

                                                                      1. wolvesmad
                                                                          1 month, 5 days ago

                                                                          First one