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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. fantasyxprt11
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Pukki out Abraham in?

    1. Krionos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Get two of Pukki if you can!

    2. Kippers
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      You mental?

      1. Kippers
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        That was to the pukki out post.. I'd take 2 Pukkis up front!

        1. Krionos
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          I'd take 3 even! Pukki Pukki Pukki!!

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Kane out Abraham in?

    4. Greasy Grealish Gang
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 6 months ago

      This must be bait for sure.

  2. paulfantham
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Jota > Pukki looks nailed then, both change prices tonight

  3. Phillipsturn
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 6 months ago

    VVD + Greenwood > Montoya + Pukki -4?
    Going from a 4-4-2 to a 3-4-3

    1. dshv
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Do it..

      I already did
      Jota and perez to pukki and mount

  4. Harper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Zaha leading the line?
    Could be big points in there with those home fixtures coming up

    1. CostaCoffee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Would be all over him if Palace were just a bit less shite

    2. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      ruin the double scout Utd defense against his old club 😉

  5. Ben Marlin
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Pope
    TAA, VVD, Digne, Coleman
    Martial, Sterling, Sala, Perez
    Wood, Pukki

    Button, Diop, Dendocker, Greenwood

    Any advice as to which transfers I should make (I have already used 2 this week but am willing to cop a hit)?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      How have you already used 2? We are only 2 games in!

      1. Krionos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Lol, people are mental... You would think with all the advice on this site that you wouldn't come across so much of this madness!!

    2. NotNowKato
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Two isn't many. I've done two transfer so far this season.

      Pulisic and Giroud out and Mount and Pukki in. Both last wekk, and leaves me 1.8 in the bank too

    3. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Needs at least 4 more transfers and make sure they’re done before the 3’clock kick off.

    4. Greasy Grealish Gang
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Perhaps wait until the next games are over. There are literally about 4 games to be played in less than 10 minutes.

  6. CostaCoffee
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Kovacic was quality today, deserves to be playing every week but almost impossible to drop any of Kante, Jorginho or Mount

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Jorginho is droppable and Kante playing DM. Easy

    2. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Jorginho definitely . Doesn't offer anything significant in either attack or defence

      1. CostaCoffee
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        He keeps everything ticking from deep though, we are so much slower in transition without him. He’s also our most vocal leader on the pitch, apparently been awarded vice captain

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Jorginho is criminally underrated on here and in England in general.

      2. Brooksy86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Been saying this for 12 months...

      3. Greasy Grealish Gang
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 6 months ago

        You think so? I though Jorginho didn't offer that much in comparison. Haven't seen that many games of him though. If you were Frank how would your starting XI look like?

    3. Carefree Crew
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Jorginho definitely underrated. Pep wanted him for City, but maybe people on here know better... Football isn't all about goals & assists or Kante wouldn't be the world class MF he is. Jorginho plays deep, compare him with others in that position by watching him play & it's blatantly obvious he's a class act. Given he has no pace but technically he's brilliant.

  7. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Abraham comes across as a good lad. Good on him on his brace

  8. Krionos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    I reckon Pukki will be the highest owned forward after this weekend, unless Kane bangs in a hattrick.

  9. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    have a feeling Zinchenko will score this GW

    1. Krionos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Aguero Hattrick, chaos will ensue.

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Would it cause chaos?

        There is no room at the FPL inn for him

      2. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        No one will be surprised imo

    2. footballfreak
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 6 months ago

      is he going to start though? was back in full training but was out with cramps..its pep anyway

    3. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I hope you’re right mate

    4. Hitmonlee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Probably. I got rid of him

    5. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Raz is the man!

  10. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Please stop using this picture of Martial. Thanks 🙂

    1. teddypicker
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      +1

    2. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Seriously. I just finished eating

    3. SöundLight 30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Yeah, it’s a little much.

    4. Greasy Grealish Gang
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Was thinking the same, haha

  11. Kippers
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    What to do with fornals! 🙁

    Took wilson, fraser, Robertson and KWP out to fund Pukki, Maguire, martial and Digne.

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Shopping list: Mount, McGinn, Cantwell, Ceballos, Trossard

      And that's a summary of the list

  12. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Lund could go big today

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Viagra?

  13. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Mount not being on the watchlist and Perez still being there it's outrageous. Please fix it, scouts,

    1. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      You may change your stance in the next 2 hours.

      1. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        On Perez. Mount though worthy of addition.

  14. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    King + Perez > Pukki + Cantwell for a hit?

    1. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I'm tempted to do something similar

  15. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    What's the website for live fpl updates?

      1. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Cheers

    1. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Not sure what you mean by updates?
      Live league updates - https://www.livefpl.net/leagues
      Prices - http://www.fplstatistics.co.uk/

    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      The live fpl website? Can't think

  16. Our Tiny Servant
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Is Barkley to mount a no brainer?

    1. CostaCoffee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I’d hold until news on Masons injury

      1. CostaCoffee
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        But I would 100% get rid of Barkley

    2. Skalla
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Barkley to anyone else except Andre Gomes is a no brainer!

  17. Yoshioka
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Keep an eye on Danso for Southampton today.

  18. Deulofail
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Time to dismount?

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I can see what u did there

    2. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Or just to diss Mount?

  19. Agger
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    A front 3 of Pukki, Abraham and Barnes will win you FPL

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      What if more than two people have the same front 3... what them?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Whoever has more overall points from other players

      2. Tomerick
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        It’s in the rules that a tie is decided by a bout of rock, paper, scissors.

        In the event that this does not break the deadlock they must compete in a final round of Twister.

    2. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      naaaah

    3. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Pukki for sure but a last week's points viewpoint - Haller is next week's points!

  20. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Anyone considering James from Utd? He seems nailed on till now

    1. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      No.

    2. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      His end product needs alittle work, don’t think he’s a great option for fpl

  21. SkeletONv01
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    AWB, Martial and Rash owner, dont disappoint.

    1. dshv
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I am Martial owner , and think no clean sheet for united..

  22. Baked baines
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Right Perez.....time to step up today and finally deliver an attacking return!

  23. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Kick in the calf for Mount, Lampard hopeful he can recover but it was hammer time for Pedro.

    1. dshv
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Will be fine, wasn’t so bad..

  24. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Perez killing Lundstram's clean sheet would make me very happy.

    1. SkeletONv01
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Pls no Perez, got rid on WC 😛

    2. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Same!

  25. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    How did Pogba win that pen? Again from replay seemed like a huge jump a second before any contact.

  26. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Wc off to a good start with Pukki and Mount. 😀

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Thanks for updates.

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Bad week so far?

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Nah, pretty smooth actually.I just don't like to gloat every 5 minutes.

    2. SkeletONv01
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Same here o/ 🙂 Even if rest of team doesnt deliver any hauls, i feel it was a good moment to WC, catch all the price rises and get rid of wood 🙂

    3. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Good job so far!

  27. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Why do I feel Woy rearing and Zaha going balastic?

  28. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Pukki was born in Finland, probably where he learnt to finnish so well.

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 6 months ago

      His finishing has been average so far. Keeps not doing their job

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        ban this fool mods please

        1. DR0GBA
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          he claimed 'Mount was championship quality at best'... this guy doesn't deserve an opinion lmao

      2. Triple P
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        You just ruined this post mate

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Pukki also means goat, probably why he's the gratest of all time.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        love the username n grav 🙂

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Cheers

  29. Richarlidad
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Give two keys,
    To Pukki,
    One for the back door,
    And one for the dance floor,
    It's the Pukki party,
    No sign of Vardy,
    Hope you're dressed smartly.

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Haha, love it 🙂

  30. SöundLight 30
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Someone reminded me of livefpl.net last night, fantastic! The site built/run by fellow FFS member Ragabolly (sp?) is a wealth of information. The league updates are great, especially with info not as readily available on the FPL site this year.

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Thanks mate, glad you like it!