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Martial leads United line as ‘Potter Roulette’ strikes again

Anthony Martial (£7.7m) is set for another outing as Manchester United’s centre-forward this afternoon, as he leads the line against Crystal Palace.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has deployed Marcus Rashford (£8.7m) on the left flank of attacking midfield once again, Jesse Lingard (£6.5m) and Daniel James (£6.0m) joining him in that area of the pitch.

The Manchester United manager has opted to leave his back-four and holding midfield pairing of Scott McTominay (£5.0m) and Paul Pogba (£8.6m) unchanged.

Opponents Crystal Palace continue to offer a starting £4.0m option in defence as Martin Kelly (£4.0m) retains his place in the side.

Surprisingly, he has started the Gameweek 3 encounter ahead of Scott Dann (£4.5m), who must make do with a place on the bench as Gary Cahill (£4.5m) comes in for his Palace debut.

Meanwhile, Wilfried Zaha (£6.9m) starts up-front alongside Jordan Ayew (£5.0m).

Fantasy managers were given another taste of ‘Graham Potter Roulette’ on Saturday afternoon as the Brighton manager made changes to his side once again.

He has stuck with the 3-4-3 formation but Glenn Murray (£5.9m) and Pascal Groß (£6.5m) have dropped to the bench, with Florin Andone (£5.0m) and Neal Maupay (£6.0m) coming in.

Potter has kept faith in his three centre-backs and four midfield players once again, suggesting that his rotation this season may focus on those he uses in the attacking front-three.

Keeping his place in the side after scoring on his debut is Leandro Trossard (£6.0m), stationed on the left for Brighton once more.

Opponents Southampton have gone with a front three of Nathan Redmond (£6.4m), Danny Ings (£6.0m) and Che Adams (£5.9m).

The interest in John Lundstram (£4.1m) is sure to continue as he starts again for Sheffield United.

The injured John Fleck (£5.0m) comes out of central midfield allowing Luke Freeman (£5.5m) to get his first start for the Blades.

Callum Robinson (£5.4m) recovers from the knock that forced him off against Crystal Palace to keep his place up-front alongside David McGoldrick (£5.5m).

Despite some poor performances so far this season, Ayoze Pérez (£6.4m) retains his starting berth for Leicester, deployed on the right flank of midfield.

Finally, Gerard Deulofeu (£6.4m) is deployed in midfield for Watford with Andre Gray (£5.9m) leading the line on his own in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

West Ham will be buoyed by the return of Felipe Anderson (£6.9m) and Sébastien Haller (£7.4m) to the starting line-up.

Line-ups in Full

Brighton XI: Ryan; Burn, Dunk, Duffy; March, D Stephens, Pröpper, Montoya; Trossard, Andone, Maupay.

Southampton XI: Gunn; Danso, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Valery; Ward-Prowse, Højbjerg, Romeu; Redmond, Ings; Adams.

Man United XI: De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka; McTominay, Pogba; Rashford, Lingard, D James; Martial

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; van Aanholt, Cahill, Kelly, Ward; Schlupp, Kouyaté, Milivojevic, McArthur; Ayew, Zaha.

Sheffield United XI: D Henderson; O’Connell, Egan, Basham; Stevens, L Freeman, Norwood, Lundstram, Baldock; Robinson, McGoldrick.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Fuchs, Söyüncü, Evans, R Pereira; Choudhury; Maddison, Praet, Tielemans, A Pérez; Vardy.

Watford XI: Foster; Holebas, Cathcart, Dawson, Femenia; Capoue, Doucouré; Deulofeu, Cleverley, Hughes; A Gray.

West Ham XI: Fabianski; Masuaku, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks; Noble, Rice; Anderson, Lanzini, Yarmolenko; Haller.

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2,139 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Not much positives today except Pukki... However, my plan of bringing in Haller got confirmed...

    1. Garlana
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Sadly for you it will be everyone else's plan too.

    2. Recklesss
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Next 2 fixtures are good. Don't think I can afford him unless I WC. Might go for a mid instead.

  2. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    My mate capped Rashers. On 7pts from 8

    1. Essan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Ouch!

    2. SEYPULISIC
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Oof.

    3. Zlatanzo
        2 months, 27 days ago

        If that first pen was actually awarded then it'd be a totally different story

    4. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
        2 months, 27 days ago

        what kind of points are people on and how many left?

        1. Essan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          18 from 3

          1. GARY AND JAMIE
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            17 from 3 here

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          22 from 5. I came out alright considering I didn't have Pukki

        3. Pratik
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          7 from 5, Heaton got 6 😀

          1. mookie
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Ouch

          2. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
              2 months, 27 days ago

              ouch, -8?

              1. Pratik
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Heaton (6), Montoya (0), Wan-Bisakka (0), Robinson (1), Rashford (0). It happens!

          3. mookie
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            19 from 4

          4. SEYPULISIC
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            21 from 5.

          5. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
              2 months, 27 days ago

              28 from 7 for me

            • AzzaroMax99
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              23 (-4) from 5.
              Waiting bps for Pukki and Vardy.

            • Differential (c)
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              19 pts
              6 left, all Pool+City

            • Says
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              18 from 6

            • GetupStandup
                2 months, 27 days ago

                28 from 6

              • GetupStandup
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Rashford(c) lol

              • Differential (c)
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Feels like the perfect time to WC. After a full 3 GWs of data, think that's enough to determine who are the good picks. Just need clarity on the Cancelo/Walker/Zinchenko situation, really.

                1. Zlatanzo
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    3 GWs still not enough for me

                  • Here Comes The Son ★
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    If it wasn't for the international break coming soon (gross), I think I would. I'm thinking GW5 is smarter

                    1. Recklesss
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Me too

                    2. BobbyDoesNotLook
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      That is the earliest for me

                  • Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Last week was better. Tons of price changes to take advantage of.

                    But since I had KdB and a bunch of FTs, I was happy to hold off.

                2. Tempestic
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Heaton, Martial and Pukki getting me some points at least.

                3. Giggs Boson.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  This GW needs some calm, rational analysis in the member's section.

                4. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Can't wait for these 5pm games as AWB & Martial are a lock for points against a piss poor Palace team!

                  1. Recklesss
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Savage

                    1. jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Haha trouble is I'm only taking the piss out of myself as I own both 🙁
                      (but at least I didn't wildcard the in...small mercies)

                      1. Recklesss
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 27 days ago

                        Fair play! WC in the pocket is a nice feeling

                5. Garlana
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Anyone double up on Everton and utd defence on their WC?

                  1. SEYPULISIC
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Someone have Everton triple DEF.

                6. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  16 from 5 🙂

                  Pukki saving GW currently.

                  1. Recklesss
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Wouldn't say saving but better to have then not.

                7. Hits from the Bong
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Martial and Rashford to Mount and Haller too knee-jerky?

                  1. Recklesss
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    I'd wait to see what the injury news is on Martial.

                  2. osceola31909
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    How bad is Mount's injury?

                    1. Skalla
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Did not look too bad for Mount was more like a deadleg.

                  3. Hits from the Bong
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Think Martial’s looked worse than Mount. I’d be happy doing Rashford to Haller if Martial is okay

                8. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    def bringing in hauller this week

                    1. Recklesss
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Cool - which team does Hauller play for?

                      1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                          2 months, 27 days ago

                          Haller, he hauls like :p

                          1. Recklesss
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 27 days ago

                            🙂

                        • Camzy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 27 days ago

                          Whichever team you don't support.

                          1. Recklesss
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 27 days ago

                            You're smart. Thanks.

                    2. Tosa86
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      King out(6,4) for Who?
                      Wesley, origi or other?

                      I have 1 FT.

                      Other forwards are pukki and rashford, i have only 6,4 to spend

                      1. gwitbrock
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 27 days ago

                        I like Wesley or Gray (with Deeney out for 2 months)

                    3. Daniel - The Veteran
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Mount flagged

                      Calf injury - 75% chance of playing

                      1. Daniel - The Veteran
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 27 days ago

                        A calf is a serious matter, he might not play after all

                        1. Camzy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 27 days ago

                          Eh. If it's cramp that's not a big deal.

                    4. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                        2 months, 27 days ago

                        ooof 690k to 160k, im sure Harry Kane will mess that up tho 🙁

                        1. Recklesss
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 27 days ago

                          Hopefully - Need him to come good and for Sterling to stay quiet for once!!!

                      • Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                          2 months, 27 days ago

                          Holebas worst player in the game to own? I think he is big contender

                          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 27 days ago

                            I did a lol @ this 🙂

                        • Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                            2 months, 27 days ago

                            think I play Cantweel over Trossard enxt week? Hhmm hard decision, Tross has City but he could still score. I guess I watch MOTD see how Cantwell looked. Pretty sure Cantwell was probably awesome again tho

                            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 27 days ago

                              Cantwell might be starting for me also if Tony-M really is dead

                            2. Skalla
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 27 days ago

                              He was good but so was Trossard, very tough choice that one!

                              1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                                  2 months, 27 days ago

                                  yea very tricky, annoyingly I was actually going to start Cantwell this week and bench Moura. But in the end I took hit for Moura>Martial due to price rises and decided it was inevitable I would do Moura>Martial anyway so did it a week early and benched Cantwell. Martial got an assist so its not too bad but the -4 grates a bit.

                                  Martial maybe has an injury so maybe it will all work out and even if I bench Trossard he could feature for Martial

                            3. GOTHAM City F.C.
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 27 days ago

                              Who's your auto sub for Montoya & AWB?

                              1. TorresMagic™
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 27 days ago

                                Lundstram

                              2. Skalla
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 27 days ago

                                I have AMN coming on for Rashford , lucky me!

                                1. Here Comes The Son ★
                                  • 2 Years
                                  2 months, 27 days ago

                                  Bad news.

                            4. jason_ni
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 27 days ago

                              Deeney is priority to move out, I have 1ft and money itb to bring in haller.

                              Do I just leave perez for now? Not worth a hit out.. or is it!?

                              1. Skalla
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 27 days ago

                                Yep leave Perez over Deeney atleast he is starting!

                                1. jason_ni
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 27 days ago

                                  Just to sure if perez out for a hit is worth it.. prob not...

                            5. jia you jia you
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 27 days ago

                              Live Score has Pogba assist but FPL have Martial...Nice surprise, Tony M still essential! 😉

                              1. jason_ni
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 27 days ago

                                It 100% was martial assist.. played a one 2 with rashford and martial played it off to James

                            6. The Yorkshire Pirlo
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 27 days ago

                              AWB, Digne, Montoya, Perez and Rashford all combining for 3 points.

                              Wonderful 🙂

                            7. manu4life99
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 27 days ago

                              Assuming no other injuries,

                              VVD,Greenwood > Haller,Zinc(-4)?

                              Pope Heaton
                              TAA VVD Digne KWP Montoya
                              Salah Sterling Mount Martial Dendonker
                              King Pukki Greenwood

                              £1.9m itb

                            8. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                                2 months, 27 days ago

                                watford are that atrocious im actually benching holebas vs newcastle for Lundstram vs chelsea.

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                              • BobbyDoesNotLook
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 27 days ago

                                If Pukki is today for example 170% in price change will he start from 70% today?

                                1. Chandler Bing
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 27 days ago

                                  Nope. Back to zero after rise/fall

                                  1. BobbyDoesNotLook
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    2 months, 27 days ago

                                    Okay thanks. Then the rise will be a bit milder