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Fantasy Football Guide: 10 Midfielders Worth Purchasing

Having looked at goalkeepers and defenders, we turn our attention to the most expensive, mid-range and bargain deals for midfielders.

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Welcome once again to the Fantasy Football 2011/12 season.

We have teamed up with our pals at the Metro to bring you this season’s edition and it could not be simpler, or cheaper, to sign up.

Just click the link up above and you can register your team for free into the CaughtOffside Fantasy Football league, for your chance to win some fantastic prizes.

The rules are basic too.

Pick a squad of 15 players with a £100million budget (four players/Premier league team) and put them into a formation.

Today we are looking at midfielders, and we have given you our choice of expensive, mid-range and bargain deals.

When selecting the engine of your team, certain criteria (and formation) have to be considered in order to gain points.

They can gain points by scoring a goal (25) with a bonus of 25 for getting a hat-trick, assists (10), a shot on target (5), and for every pass completed in the final third (1).

Points are also earned by starting a game (15), coming off the bench (5) and for every 10 minutes he is on the pitch (1).

They can lose points if they miss a penalty (-10), score an own goal (-25), handle the ball (-5), and receive a yellow (-10) or a red card (-25).

So here are our selections, and tomorrow we will be releasing our choices for the strikers.

Expensive: Nani (Manchester United) – price: £9.9m

Nine goals and 14 assists last year should have got him more credit than he did. A worry for picking the winger could be whether he gets selected ahead of Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia. But if he does he will not fail to deliver.

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