I think several people (myself included) will have the problem of who to transfer in for Bale, as they already have the most obvious choice (Cazorla). Walcott & Fellaini being injured/suspended has made it a really tricky decision.
I don't see many of the other DGW players as being all that appealling (Osman, Arteta, Gervinho, Nolan, Man Utd midfield lottery, Duff
As mentioned already, another option is to go for someone who will have a DGW in the future (Mata/Hazard/Lampard) but I suspect many will already have Mata and adding another Chelsea player with rotation risk makes me nervous.
As for Man City (Yaya/Silva) - their fixture is not great this week and if they lose to Man Utd this weekend, the title race is all but over and they are just playing for second. Possible motivation issues may then arise? Silva's form is not that great either.
That leaves a short term player that has good fixtures as a stop gap until the DGW (GW36?). Liverpool have 2 great fixtures coming up (WHM, rea), so I am struggling to see beyond Gerrard or Coutinho as a Bale replacement. Gerrard is expensive but you have the penalties appeal and is a good priced marker for another high priced Mf in the DGW. Coutinho is a lot cheaper, is slotting into the team well and could return good attacking points. He also frees up a lot of cash for future moves, so adds a lot of flexibility to your team.
I am struggling to chose between the 2
I'm in the same boat.
My current thinking is to play a player i would have kept on the bench this week (
) and save the transfer for next week.