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Week 13: Pre-deadline and key injury news

Just a few hours until fantasy football is back thank goodness.

He is down but is he out?
He is down but is he out?
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It's almost time for the fantasy points to start flowing but time yet to make some final decisions.

Before you do let's take a look at the key injury news.

Diego Costa and Eden Hazard both have minor injuries.  Costa got his during the Everton game while Hazard was a knock playing for Belgium.  Conte says he thinks both will be ok and this looks the outcome.

Philippe Coutinho has had a scan on a hamstring issue after playing twice for Brazil.  With the game against the Saints so soon there has to be a chance he is rested.  He was in September without injury worry and Klopp doesn't need to take any unnecessary risks.  Looks a 50/50 call.

Adam Lallana is also a big doubt.

Alexis Sanchez played and scored twice midweek for Chile.  Wenger has said they would check today and as he was pictured in training this morning.  Maybe he gets a rest but this is a big game and Arsenal need him.  Assume then he starts tomorrow.

Hector Bellerin is out for 4 weeks and it looks like either Jenkinson or Holding will come in.  Jenks is 1m in Fantrax.

Theo Walcott's wife is due to give birth at any time and he may not travel with the Arsenal team.

Man Utd have no Zlatan, Bailey or Smalling.  Shaw is deemed fit again and Wayne Rooney is fit despite his drinking session on England duty.

Leighton Baines is fit again and expected to start.

Harry Kane was given the break by England and looks to be starting again this week.

Raheem Sterling was good for England is and is expected to fit back in the Manchester City side.  Oh, and by the way Kun didn't get injured on international duty in a slight surprise.

Lee Cattermole is ruled out for 4 weeks messing up many a fantasy squad.

Shaqiri and Marko A are back for Stoke.

My Teams

In FPL I have two transfers available and was looking to swap Sanchez out for Coutinho.  I may leave that idea alone now.  Instead I'm looking to see how I can move my transfers to hold two Liverpool, two City and two Arsenal attackers for week 13.  Tricky.

In Fantrax I am leaning towards selling Coutinho and picking him back up which probably means he starts and scores a brace based on my luck in the last 3 or 4 rounds.  I'd like some Spurs coverage and may take a shot at a Stokie attacker.  Lukaku has a plum match but I will have to pay retail.  Someone from Utd will score tomorrow lunchtime and Marcus Rashford is a tempting price.  Talk of Rooney taking Zlatans role is not what I wanted to hear as a fan or fantasy player.

Who are you on this week and what are your last minute big decisions?