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

    Brighton fans booing Valery whenever he gets the ball after drawing the foul which got Andone sent off. Haha

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

      Happens all the time

    2. Greasy Grealish Gang
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'm pro Brighton but Andone was an absolute donkey to go in like that. Thank God Valery is ok.

      1. Werner Bremen
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        He was angry after Bernardo kicked him before the game lol

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

      Just accept the fact that there are some football fans out there, like life in general, that have very little going on between their ears.

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

    Anyone have had all of Dendoncker, Trossard and Dunk disallowed goals?

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

      Almost

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

      Yup had them all

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

        VAR got me fuming

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

      Had 2 out of three but then reckon it will all even itself out in the end

  3. RealVirg
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Please I am willing to allow Harry Kane to blank tomorrow just for the sake of Brighton conceding in 2H!!!!

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

      I'm not.

      1. RealVirg
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Done and Dusted RIP Kane

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

    WanBis dribbling himself there

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

    Come on dunkaroo

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

    Redmond wins an FK, JwP territory for an outswinger FK

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

      Good technique, but too far off.

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

    FU VAR, give me my Dunk points :[

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

      Cap ruining football

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

        Var *

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

      No

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

    Bringing Martial in has been very underwhelming so far.

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

      Did you watch the first two games?

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

        Yes he actually had a shot.

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

          'a shot'

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

    Who captained Martial?

    Thank heavens I do not have him.

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

      Kane, Sterling, Salah even all better options. Most people own at least one. Can't see anyone captaining him.

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

        My head to head opponent did even though he has Sterling.

  10. Says
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Explain the little red brick walls that managers slump over or skulk behind at old trafford

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

      Looks cool

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

      In pro evo it used to be called Red brick stadium 😆

  11. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Watching AWB attack as an owner is fairly depressing. That's him probably done for the day.

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

      TAA

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

      AWb only good for the narrow crystal palace pitch

      On bigger ground more width he is exposed. Not much of an upgrade to valencia

      1. Hits from the Bong
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Did he not play any away games last season then?

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

          He was poor away from home especially on such grounds

          1. Hits from the Bong
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Lol they kept a clean sheet at Old Trafford last season 😀

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        And so it starts

      3. Hobo.Shotgun
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        You're a fool

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

      Meh, im keeping for CS, they should get a couple in upcoming GWs, i hope.

    4. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yep as been said many times, AWB great defensively, but not a TAA going forward. A Mix of both would be amazing 😀

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

        This - I can't quite believe all those posts above extolling AWB's attacking prowess. he will get a few assists, but all those points (inc BAPs) at Palace were for his great defensive work.

        1. Berbs
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Tbf we were told all summer he will have attacking license at Utd. But he's proving to be a systemic player so far.

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

    Who else started Lundstrum this week after benching last week...

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

      Benched last week and this week also.. Cantwell rotting on my bench too

    2. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      *raises hand*

    3. Hits from the Bong
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yep, switched him in for Dunk at the last minute

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

      Opposite for me.

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

      Me but I got jammy points off him last week

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

      O/

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

      Benched last week
      Benched this week
      Benched next week

  13. Tshelby
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is Vardy leading the real party?

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

      No, Pukki is 😛

    2. Greasy Grealish Gang
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I got both Vardy and Pukki because I got FOMO.

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

        Same

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

    Ole to let Pogba give the half time team talk.

  15. goblin140
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Lol AWB attacking is hilarious

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

      Absolutely clueless with the ball.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      United are playing a top 6 away team from last season. They’re no Sheffield United 🙂

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

      But people bought him for offensive returns!

    4. BoomXhakaLaca1
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      He's a defender

      1. goblin140
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        He's a full back in the modern game. Suited to a mid table team, so fits right in

    5. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      AWB. Really terrible. I should have known better then getting a manu defender. FFS

  16. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    They should introduce a chip that allows you to get all the VAR disallowed points in any given gameweek. Might as well embrace the damn thing.

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yeah, but no

    2. *Reformed-Character*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Best comment I’ve seen on here in a long time

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

      Ingenious.

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

    Man Utd bench is absolutely pathetic. No big 6 side is worse.

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

      Not a big 6.

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

      Facts

    3. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Rashford -> Firmino/Vardy/Jota

    4. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Arsenal..

      1. SoapAFC
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        You joking bro? Have you seen arsenals bench past few games..

      2. How Mina You
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Haha, good joke!

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

        Assuming everyone was available: Choice of: Ozil, Mkhitaryan, Kolasinac, Chambers, Willock, Martinelli, Nelson, Monreal, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Mavropanos for the bench with the XI already filled. Pretty good imo

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

          And... Xhaka, Mustafi, Elneny.....

    5. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Manu aren’t in big six any longer

    6. banskt
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Better than Wolves, Everton, West Ham, Palace, Leicester...

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        No they certainly aren’t. Watch the game. They are shockingly sh1t

  18. Bielsa's Bucket
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Last time Palace beat Man United was 2011 at Old Trafford. Finished 1-2 with Glenn Murray and Darren Ambrose scoring for Palace and Macheda for United

    1. Bielsa's Bucket
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Pogba, Lingard were on the bench for United and Smalling started central defence with Evans

    2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yep thats right, and i was there 😀 Was a cup game though - and Ambrose scored what Gary Neville said was the best goal he has ever seen at Old Trafford back then. Great times!

      1. Bielsa's Bucket
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yea, League Cup. Never happened in Prem! Have to go back to 1989 Division 1!

        1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Indeed, we have a terrible record vs them otherwise 🙁 Still certain they will come back and win this.

  19. Freaki
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Gameweek going very badly so far

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

    Martial on WC ha ha

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

    Good half for United, doing well to be only 1 goal down.

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      As the 9th best team in the league that is what we should have been expecting.

      1. Brooklyn Zoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        No. Most united fans have succumbed to giddiness all ready. They’ll be booing like there’s no tomorrow, if they get beat today.

    2. Brooklyn Zoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Still early doors, however I’ll embrace their sadness nonetheless.

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

    Unless UTD play Rashford CF. No party.

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

      Not true, Rashford is pretty bang average.

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

        Better than Martial.

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

          I disagree

    2. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      They are pants

    3. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Silly

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

    Guess I'll trade Martial back out then.

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

      Thats silly 🙂

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

      reverse jinx working soon

    3. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Seeing this, he will score in 2nd half

    4. Brooklyn Zoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Keep him in. He’s good for another 4 goals this season.

    5. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not sure what more you expect than 1 goal a game?

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

    George Michael Jordan Ayew

  25. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Well done Palace, great half. Ayew goal and he has worked tirelessly again. Bargain signing.

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

    Anyone watching the Brighton game? Trossard sounds he’s involved in everything going forward (and would have had an assist if goal had stood?).

    1. Le _ Professeur
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I’m watching the game .. one of the worst matches to be honest .. no chances at all except that disallowed goal .. Trossard is involved yeah in all Brighton’s attempts butt its not much at all escpically after that red card for Andonne .. from the looks of it, it seems it’ll be a 0-0 match.

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

        Wasn’t what I was hoping for......neither was that goal.

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

    my WC defence in tatters

    Digne, AwB, Dunk

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

      Dunk can still get the cs

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

      Haha exact mine too, Dunk still playing tho ;]

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

    As a Saints fan, Trossard the player I've been most impressed in the game in the first half. Trossard probably in on a WC.
    Andone, clear red, stupid challenge.

    We lack something in attack. I can't put my head to it, but it feels like there's a piece of the puzzle we're missing there. I think it may be a need for a trickster like Djenepo or Boufal in. We've been too "shoehorn"-esque up front, too conventional. Need some magic there.

    Danso not a natural LB, wonder why we didn't just play Vokins. Bertrand a huge miss, absolutely no threat down that left flank.

    How BHA still looked a the better team even after the RC .. . Ralph, set your team straight.

  29. Bielsa's Bucket
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    How Perez looking?

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

      Is he playing?

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

      Consistent.

  30. hueycho
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Something about utd does not feel right..that first game against chelsea fooled everyone hah