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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
    24 days, 21 hours ago

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

    1. Garlana
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 21 hours ago

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

    2. Recklesss
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 21 hours 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
    • 5 Years
    24 days, 21 hours ago

    My mate capped Rashers. On 7pts from 8

    1. Essan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      24 days, 21 hours ago

      Ouch!

    2. SEYPULISIC
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 21 hours ago

      Oof.

    3. Zlatanzo
        24 days, 21 hours ago

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

    4. purple lamborGhini
        24 days, 21 hours ago

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

        1. Essan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          24 days, 21 hours ago

          18 from 3

          1. GARY AND JAMIE
            • 5 Years
            24 days, 21 hours ago

            17 from 3 here

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          24 days, 21 hours ago

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

        3. Pratik
          • 10 Years
          24 days, 21 hours ago

          7 from 5, Heaton got 6 😀

          1. mookie
            • 6 Years
            24 days, 21 hours ago

            Ouch

          2. purple lamborGhini
              24 days, 21 hours ago

              ouch, -8?

              1. Pratik
                • 10 Years
                24 days, 21 hours ago

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

          3. mookie
            • 6 Years
            24 days, 21 hours ago

            19 from 4

          4. SEYPULISIC
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 21 hours ago

            21 from 5.

          5. purple lamborGhini
              24 days, 21 hours ago

              28 from 7 for me

            • AzzaroMax99
              • 2 Years
              24 days, 21 hours ago

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

            • Differential (c)
              • 3 Years
              24 days, 21 hours ago

              19 pts
              6 left, all Pool+City

            • Says
              • 8 Years
              24 days, 21 hours ago

              18 from 6

            • GetupStandup
                24 days, 18 hours ago

                28 from 6

              • GetupStandup
                  24 days, 18 hours ago

                  Rashford(c) lol

              • Differential (c)
                • 3 Years
                24 days, 21 hours 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
                    24 days, 21 hours ago

                    3 GWs still not enough for me

                  • Blind Ghost
                    • 2 Years
                    24 days, 21 hours ago

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

                    1. Recklesss
                      • 4 Years
                      24 days, 21 hours ago

                      Me too

                    2. BobbyDoesNotLook
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      24 days, 21 hours ago

                      That is the earliest for me

                  • Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    24 days, 21 hours 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
                  24 days, 21 hours ago

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

                3. Giggs Boson.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  24 days, 21 hours ago

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

                4. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  24 days, 21 hours ago

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

                  1. Recklesss
                    • 4 Years
                    24 days, 21 hours ago

                    Savage

                    1. jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      24 days, 21 hours 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
                        • 4 Years
                        24 days, 21 hours ago

                        Fair play! WC in the pocket is a nice feeling

                5. Garlana
                  • 4 Years
                  24 days, 21 hours ago

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

                  1. SEYPULISIC
                    • 2 Years
                    24 days, 21 hours ago

                    Someone have Everton triple DEF.

                6. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  24 days, 21 hours ago

                  16 from 5 🙂

                  Pukki saving GW currently.

                  1. Recklesss
                    • 4 Years
                    24 days, 21 hours ago

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

                7. Hits from the Bong
                    24 days, 21 hours ago

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

                    1. Recklesss
                      • 4 Years
                      24 days, 21 hours ago

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

                    2. osceola31909
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      24 days, 21 hours ago

                      How bad is Mount's injury?

                      1. Skalla
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        24 days, 21 hours ago

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

                    3. Hits from the Bong
                        24 days, 21 hours ago

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

                    4. purple lamborGhini
                        24 days, 21 hours ago

                        def bringing in hauller this week

                        1. Recklesss
                          • 4 Years
                          24 days, 21 hours ago

                          Cool - which team does Hauller play for?

                          1. purple lamborGhini
                              24 days, 21 hours ago

                              Haller, he hauls like :p

                              1. Recklesss
                                • 4 Years
                                24 days, 21 hours ago

                                🙂

                            • Camzy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              24 days, 21 hours ago

                              Whichever team you don't support.

                              1. Recklesss
                                • 4 Years
                                24 days, 21 hours ago

                                You're smart. Thanks.

                        2. Tosa86
                          • 2 Years
                          24 days, 21 hours 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
                            24 days, 21 hours ago

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

                        3. Daniel - The Veteran
                          • 10 Years
                          24 days, 21 hours ago

                          Mount flagged

                          Calf injury - 75% chance of playing

                          1. Daniel - The Veteran
                            • 10 Years
                            24 days, 21 hours ago

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

                            1. Camzy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              24 days, 21 hours ago

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

                        4. purple lamborGhini
                            24 days, 21 hours ago

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

                            1. Recklesss
                              • 4 Years
                              24 days, 21 hours ago

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

                          • purple lamborGhini
                              24 days, 21 hours 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
                                24 days, 21 hours ago

                                I did a lol @ this 🙂

                            • purple lamborGhini
                                24 days, 21 hours 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
                                  24 days, 21 hours ago

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

                                2. Skalla
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  24 days, 21 hours ago

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

                                  1. purple lamborGhini
                                      24 days, 21 hours 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
                                  24 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Who's your auto sub for Montoya & AWB?

                                  1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                    • 10 Years
                                    24 days, 21 hours ago

                                    Lundstram

                                  2. Skalla
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    24 days, 21 hours ago

                                    I have AMN coming on for Rashford , lucky me!

                                    1. Blind Ghost
                                      • 2 Years
                                      24 days, 21 hours ago

                                      Bad news.

                                4. jason_ni
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  24 days, 21 hours 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
                                    24 days, 21 hours ago

                                    Yep leave Perez over Deeney atleast he is starting!

                                    1. jason_ni
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      24 days, 21 hours 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
                                  24 days, 21 hours 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
                                    24 days, 21 hours 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
                                  24 days, 21 hours ago

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

                                  Wonderful 🙂

                                7. manu4life99
                                  • 9 Years
                                  24 days, 21 hours 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. purple lamborGhini
                                    24 days, 21 hours 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
                                    24 days, 21 hours ago

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

                                    1. Chandler Bing
                                      • 3 Years
                                      24 days, 21 hours ago

                                      Nope. Back to zero after rise/fall

                                      1. BobbyDoesNotLook
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        24 days, 21 hours ago

                                        Okay thanks. Then the rise will be a bit milder