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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
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 29 days ago

    Pukki out Abraham in?

    1. Krionos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Get two of Pukki if you can!

    2. Kippers
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      You mental?

      1. Kippers
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

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

        1. Krionos
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

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

    3. FOO FIGHTER
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Kane out Abraham in?

      • Trossard or not Trossard
          5 months, 29 days ago

          This must be bait for sure.

      • paulfantham
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Jota > Pukki looks nailed then, both change prices tonight

      • Phillipsturn
          5 months, 29 days ago

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

          1. dshv
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Do it..

            I already did
            Jota and perez to pukki and mount

        • Harper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

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

          1. CostaCoffee
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

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

          2. Daniel S.
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

            ruin the double scout Utd defense against his old club 😉

        • Ben Marlin
            5 months, 29 days 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
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 29 days ago

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

              1. Krionos
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 29 days 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
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 29 days 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
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 29 days ago

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

            4. Trossard or not Trossard
                5 months, 29 days ago

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

            5. CostaCoffee
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 29 days ago

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

              1. Daniel S.
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 29 days ago

                Jorginho is droppable and Kante playing DM. Easy

              2. HurriKane
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 29 days ago

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

                1. CostaCoffee
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 29 days 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
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 29 days ago

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

                2. Brooksy86
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 29 days ago

                  Been saying this for 12 months...

                3. Trossard or not Trossard
                    5 months, 29 days 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?

                4. Carefree Crew
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 29 days 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.

              3. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 29 days ago

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

              4. Krionos
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 29 days ago

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

              5. Daniel S.
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 29 days ago

                have a feeling Zinchenko will score this GW

                1. Krionos
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 29 days ago

                  Aguero Hattrick, chaos will ensue.

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 29 days ago

                    Would it cause chaos?

                    There is no room at the FPL inn for him

                  2. Daniel S.
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 29 days ago

                    No one will be surprised imo

                2. footballfreak
                    5 months, 29 days ago

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

                  • Bees4Lyf
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 29 days ago

                    I hope you’re right mate

                  • Patrick.22
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 29 days ago

                    Probably. I got rid of him

                  • De Gea is GOAT
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 29 days ago

                    Raz is the man!

                3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 29 days ago

                  Please stop using this picture of Martial. Thanks 🙂

                  1. teddypicker
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 29 days ago

                    +1

                  2. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 29 days ago

                    Seriously. I just finished eating

                  3. SöundLight 30
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 29 days ago

                    Yeah, it’s a little much.

                  4. Trossard or not Trossard
                      5 months, 29 days ago

                      Was thinking the same, haha

                  5. Kippers
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 29 days ago

                    What to do with fornals! 🙁

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

                    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 29 days ago

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

                      And that's a summary of the list

                  6. TheDragon
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 29 days ago

                    Lund could go big today

                    1. Rolls-Royce
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 29 days ago

                      Viagra?

                  7. Daniel S.
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 29 days ago

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

                    1. ZeBestee
                      • 5 Years
                      5 months, 29 days ago

                      You may change your stance in the next 2 hours.

                      1. ZeBestee
                        • 5 Years
                        5 months, 29 days ago

                        On Perez. Mount though worthy of addition.

                  8. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 29 days ago

                    King + Perez > Pukki + Cantwell for a hit?

                    1. GanonTEK
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 29 days ago

                      I'm tempted to do something similar

                  9. Forza Papac
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 29 days ago

                    What's the website for live fpl updates?

                      1. Forza Papac
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        5 months, 29 days ago

                        Cheers

                    1. Bram
                      • 10 Years
                      5 months, 29 days 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
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 29 days ago

                      The live fpl website? Can't think

                  10. Our Tiny Servant
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 29 days ago

                    Is Barkley to mount a no brainer?

                    1. CostaCoffee
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 29 days ago

                      I’d hold until news on Masons injury

                      1. CostaCoffee
                        • 6 Years
                        5 months, 29 days ago

                        But I would 100% get rid of Barkley

                    2. Skalla
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 29 days ago

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

                  11. Yoshioka
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 29 days ago

                    Keep an eye on Danso for Southampton today.

                  12. Deulofail
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 29 days ago

                    Time to dismount?

                    1. Nightcrawler
                        5 months, 29 days ago

                        I can see what u did there

                      • Deulofail
                        • 4 Years
                        5 months, 29 days ago

                        Or just to diss Mount?

                    2. Tactical Focus
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 29 days ago

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

                      1. TheDragon
                        • 1 Year
                        5 months, 29 days ago

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

                        1. Nightcrawler
                            5 months, 29 days ago

                            Whoever has more overall points from other players

                          • Tomerick
                            • 5 Years
                            5 months, 29 days 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 S.
                          • 10 Years
                          5 months, 29 days ago

                          naaaah

                        3. Bram
                          • 10 Years
                          5 months, 29 days ago

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

                      2. Daniel S.
                        • 10 Years
                        5 months, 29 days ago

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

                        1. BobbyDoesNotLook
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          5 months, 29 days ago

                          No.

                        2. Bees4Lyf
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 29 days ago

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

                      3. SkeletONv01
                        • 2 Years
                        5 months, 29 days ago

                        AWB, Martial and Rash owner, dont disappoint.

                        1. dshv
                          • 2 Years
                          5 months, 29 days ago

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

                      4. Baked baines
                        • 5 Years
                        5 months, 29 days ago

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

                      5. Rainer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        5 months, 29 days ago

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

                        1. dshv
                          • 2 Years
                          5 months, 29 days ago

                          Will be fine, wasn’t so bad..

                      6. I Member
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        5 months, 29 days ago

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

                        1. SkeletONv01
                          • 2 Years
                          5 months, 29 days ago

                          Pls no Perez, got rid on WC 😛

                        2. BobbyDoesNotLook
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          5 months, 29 days ago

                          Same!

                      7. BobbyDoesNotLook
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        5 months, 29 days ago

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

                      8. pundit of punts
                        • 7 Years
                        5 months, 29 days ago

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

                        1. Rolls-Royce
                          • 6 Years
                          5 months, 29 days ago

                          Thanks for updates.

                          1. pundit of punts
                            • 7 Years
                            5 months, 29 days ago

                            Bad week so far?

                            1. Rolls-Royce
                              • 6 Years
                              5 months, 29 days ago

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

                        2. SkeletONv01
                          • 2 Years
                          5 months, 29 days 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
                          • 6 Years
                          5 months, 29 days ago

                          Good job so far!

                      9. FOO FIGHTER
                          5 months, 29 days ago

                          Why do I feel Woy rearing and Zaha going balastic?

                        • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 29 days ago

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

                          1. Nightcrawler
                              5 months, 29 days ago

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

                              1. jia you jia you
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                5 months, 29 days ago

                                ban this fool mods please

                                1. DR0GBA
                                  • 3 Years
                                  5 months, 29 days ago

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

                              2. Triple P
                                • 5 Years
                                5 months, 29 days ago

                                You just ruined this post mate

                            • Pukki Party
                              • 2 Years
                              5 months, 29 days ago

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

                              1. jia you jia you
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                5 months, 29 days ago

                                love the username n grav 🙂

                                1. Pukki Party
                                  • 2 Years
                                  5 months, 29 days ago

                                  Cheers

                          2. Here Comes The Son ★
                            • 2 Years
                            5 months, 29 days 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
                              • 3 Years
                              5 months, 29 days ago

                              Haha, love it 🙂

                          3. SöundLight 30
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            5 months, 29 days 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
                              • 10 Years
                              5 months, 29 days ago

                              Thanks mate, glad you like it!