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Extreme midfielder shortage this week


Noticed this as I tried to cobble together a side from the ten teams available. Of the top 25 (most expensive) midfielders in the game, only five are available. And of the five (Sidwell, Lampard, Brunt, Lallana and Ledley) only Lampard and Lallana could be considered confidence inspiring (Charlie Adam, who would have played for Stoke, is in the Top 25 but had his three game suspension upheld, so he's out).

With Suarez out of the picture the natural tendency is to bench him and switch to a 3-5-2, But with the lack of top caliber midfielders available, is a 4-4-2 a better option?

Another way of looking at it is that with the five MFs listed, a manager's job is easy. Then add Oscar and Dejagah, who are farther down the list, and the selection is better. It still isn't great, though.

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