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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. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    How long until Redmond G?

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

      Not today, Brighton CS locked.

      1. Dirty Harry
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        10 men?

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

      December?

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        maybe November if he upps his game 😉

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

    Martial wins very dangerous free for Rashford to put in row Z.

  3. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    That was Trossard assist if it wasn't ruled out? Talking about the Dunk goal

    1. Grand Thibauto
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yeah

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

      Tross being VARed... Hard. Bad times.

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        And last week Var don't like him

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

          Eye test though...

    3. Whatever100
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Typical. Own both.

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Harsh

      2. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Trossard is hated by VAR

  4. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Not the worst news. People might actually keep Vardy now.

    1. Meinhoff
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I will. Bou next

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      The mrs sold him for rashford. 😉

  5. The Gobstopper
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I hate this game. Sold Vardy after two weeks of absolutely nothing. Gets a goal today.

    1. CostaCoffee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Was never gonna be a smart decision to sell him

      1. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        And I got lol'd at for keeping Siggy for a third game.

        All hindsight really.

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

        Swapped him and AP for Pukki (6.6) and Kev. Feeling pretty ok about it.

    2. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      He's playing Sheffield United, you should have kept faith with the easier fixture.

    3. Podge
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I had him for 6 weeks last year and nothing week I sold he was benched. Came on and scored then went on a run.

    4. Four Hit Wonder
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Sadly that's how these things go.

      I have no doubt Siggy will haul next week.

    5. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      This game requires patience - he was always going to get some goals ..... it's just difficult telling just when.

      1. Whatever100
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        This

    6. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      i kept him baby! those 2 fixtures ah I cant take him out, Wilson reamins also

    7. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      first 2 fixtures were always hard, was all about gw3 and 4. next time be more patient

      1. The Gobstopper
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        The problem is that the way this game works now, patience is punished. If you don't act quickly, you're priced out of changes. And, at the same time, if you don't get the right players early (e.g., Pukki), then you're being stubborn. And it's not like SHU has looked leaky at the back...or LEI has looked like an attacking power.

  6. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    FFS, Dunk owner...

  7. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Madison was the better investment compared to Perez

    1. Guy Demel
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Huge goal for the casuals that

      1. CostaCoffee
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        How

    2. CostaCoffee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Pre season trap strikes again. Would’ve been so much better off having Mount and Maddison over Perez and Barkley

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yup, really looking great this season...error going Perez over him in hindsight!

    4. Rock n Grohl
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Well duh!!

  8. InSaneMan-e
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Cahill you lucky boy

  9. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Those FKs

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

    Can't wait to sell this Perez guy

  11. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Dunk great value to be honest.

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      It’s Brighton though, never to be trusted

    2. Goat
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Nah

  12. Skloppy Kops
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    VAR chasing my FPL points..

    GW1: Dendo goal, VAR dissalowed
    GW2: Trossard goal, VAR disallowed
    GW3: ?

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

      Dunk...already happened

      1. Skloppy Kops
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Luckily i have Montoya.. spared me this one

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

          Your Trossard assist is gone though

    2. Differential (c)
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Dunk G Tross A, VAR Disallowed.

      1. Mr Peanutbutter
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        nah valery completely redirected his corner

    3. _nod
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Zouma goal for me too.

  13. The Dance
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Jesus, could Pogba look more disinterested?

  14. Skalla
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    9 shots , zero on target for ManU...

    1. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Rashford must be playing.

      1. pumpkinhead
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        You'd know

  15. SirStevieG
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I wish Martial had more shots... zero so far.

    1. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yeah, like 10 times more

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

        10 X 0 = 0

        1. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          100 times more then

    2. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I wish Rash didn’t suck and Pogba cared

  16. pundit of punts
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Almost another Lanzini assist.

  17. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Martial’s touch just before the foul was God like

    Hope the guy stays fit for a few games to show what he can do

  18. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Manu are so bad. Spent the extra money to get rashford over pukki. Can't believe it

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

    FU Vardy you troll.

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      He has always been a player you have to be patient with.

  20. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Omg zaha destroyed young

    1. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Finish that sentence

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      How is that an omg?

  21. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Vardy Party.

  22. Skalla
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Zaha bamboozles Young , no surprise there!

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

    VAR ruining dunk

  24. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Lingard will send Ole back to Molde.

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Lingard has always been crap

  25. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Montoya over Dunk really was bad advice though

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

      Probs

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Taking that advice was worse

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No it's good, Montoya plays wing back

  26. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    The YaYa Toure method from that distance seemed so simple. Yet never copied

  27. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Felipe post from a Lanzini pass.

  28. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I can't wait until I don't have to see Perez in my team anymore.

    1. CloudSky
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Only 45 more minutes for me.

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      2 tough fixtures and 45 mins of an easy one. hes 6.5m

  29. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    VaaaarrrrrdddddDuuuuuunkkkkVAR

  30. CostaCoffee
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Anyone watching the Brighton game? How is Maupay playing?

    1. Mr Peanutbutter
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      hasn't gotten on the ball much but looks sharp when he does