The folks at SB Nation's fantasy soccer site You'll Never Manage Alone are your friends this weekend. That is because pretty much every team has a slew of injuries and suspensions this weekend and when players go out, fantasy managers freak out. What should you do when you freak out? Head to your resident expert, of course, and your resident expert is Neal Thurman, who gives you the breakdown of what to do with your midfield for this weekend's Premier League matches.
There are lots of interesting midfielders right about now from the ones that most people have cheap (David Silva and Antonio Valencia) to some of the more recently productive enablers (Gylfi Sigurdsson, Hatem Ben Arfa, Darron Gibson) to the recently on fire (Clint Dempsey, Gareth Bale, Stephane Sessegnon). Of that group only Bale and Dempsey seem a little too expensive given match-ups. If you're particularly bold you might consider Theo Walcott in the "expensive" midfield role. As mentioned above Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a question mark so you can probably do much better as far as enablers go. Somehow, it also feels like a Samir Nasri sort of a weekend but I can't say I know why I feel that way. Maybe just because there aren't many other premium midfielders who interest me this weekend.
There is also the match-by-match breakdown and your team of the week. If you're like me and lose track of some of the details of the week when picking your fantasy team, this is a lifesaver. Now if only it could come with a reminder to check and fix your lineup each week. Oh, wait. That's what this is!