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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. Poseidon.
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    How come were loosing to palace lol

    1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Because you're an average team and you have an average manager

      1. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        *Terrible manager he was found out at the back end of last season

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

        1000-1 to get relegated at the start of the season. If they get beat they will absolutely collapse. #olesatthewheel.

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

      United sucks. Besides Rash and Martial who will get 3 goals/assists between them, i hope, as an owner 😛

    3. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Palace lucky to be ahead. United still to win I think and keep pressure on Liverpool

      1. Poseidon.
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I thought they must be bro. Im not too worried about liverpool tbf - feel like City are our title competition

        1. teneighty
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          What title are we talking about here?

          1. Poseidon.
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Youre one - the English

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

            Most likes on Facebook

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

          If pool get as lucky as they did last season they could provide competition. Title to stay in Manchester though

        3. Robe Wan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

        4. Greasy Grealish Gang
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 1 month ago

          I'm sure the feeling is mutual lol. Don't think the champions of Europe aren't worried about Olé and Slabhead.

        5. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Man City are your competition? lol - dream on.

      2. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I dont believe that Liverpool feel any pressure from Man U

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

        That’s laughable mate

    4. CARROW ROAD
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Because you haven’t got Pukki

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

    Seeing Perez well outside the box while Leicester were gaining on goal told me everything I needed to know. Have to get rid this GW.

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      But to whom?

      Trossard, Mount, Ceballos and Cantwell all on audition for me.

      1. How Mina You
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Considering Mount and Ceballos. Trossard looks exciting but I'm not sold by Brighton. Plus, there's Potter's rotation wheel.

      2. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Lanzini great fixtures, pissed I went for Martial over Lanzini lol

        1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Hmm, but West Ham...

          1. How Mina You
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Exactly - West Ham seem so unpredictable. Lanzini has made a great start, in all fairness.

            1. liverpool01
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              yeh he has had 2 assists in 3 games now

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He won the ball back to set up the goal and created another chance for Vardy. Hasn't been bad tbh.

      1. How Mina You
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Wasn't talking about the lead up to the goal. There was another instance where Leicester were high up the pitch and Perez was closer to the halfway line. It was the same against Chelsea, just that he was on the wing that time. Reckon he'll fall again this week.

    3. Wılly
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He was in the box waiting for a squared pass?

      1. How Mina You
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Wasn't talking about the lead up to the goal, for which he actually won the ball back that lead to the goal. There was another opportunity and he was closer to the halfway line. He doesn't fill me with confidence, having closely observed him for the 2.5 games.

    4. CARROW ROAD
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yeah I noticed the same last week against Chelsea. Moved Barkley and Perez to Mount and Lanzini

      1. How Mina You
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Well those moves have paid off for you! Nice one.

  3. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    My WC in tact. Let it roll.

  4. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Vardy Pukki frontline 😎

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

    2. Oooof
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Same here mate!

    3. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Partyyyy everywhere

    4. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Sames just need Haller to do something now.

    5. Greasy Grealish Gang
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      This is where the boys are seperated from us men. Happy days. Double party.

  5. davies
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Pukki worth -4?

    1. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He’ll rise .3 this week worth it alone for building team value and looks a must have really

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

      For who tho? Ive seen people wanting to do Kane to Pukki here, so gotta ask ^^

    3. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yes

  6. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Yep, bringing in AWB and Rashford was a mistake.

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

      Agree wasted dbl free transfers

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

      Did you bring them in for 45 minutes?

      1. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        This beyond short sighted if you think one crap half ruins it all

  7. tsintisin
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Wesley>Pukki for free?

    1. Green Arrows Only
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yes do it you quick before he goes up again

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

      Can’t see why not

    3. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yes, defo

  8. Four Hit Wonder
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Well the first tough GW seems to have struck us.

  9. Green Arrows Only
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    god I knew I should’ve put vardy. Such an easy goal prediction. But after days of deliberation my transfers were.

    -Norwood and Rico out
    - Douglas Luiz and soyuncu in

    1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Luiz?? Surely Cantwell unless you can't afford

      1. Green Arrows Only
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        He was 4.6

        1. Green Arrows Only
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 1 month ago

          The reason I made those transfers was I wanted to be patient with Liverpool defence and Jimenez and jota

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

      Don’t agree that it was an easy goal prediction. Sheffield United should have decent defence at home this season and vardy not exactly set the world on fire thus far this season.

      1. Green Arrows Only
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        He was due... kinda like Jimenez

  10. LangerznMash
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I've only got Martial playing, pretty boring.

    1. Podge
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yeh but no one doing much

  11. FIRMINOLOOKGOAL
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Ayoze to Mount for free.

    Y or N?

    1. CostaCoffee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Wait until Mount injury news, he should be fine but I’d wait anyway

      1. FIRMINOLOOKGOAL
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Hope he's OK

    2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      This is my likely move. Will wait to watch Arsenal and highlights from Brighton game to see how Ceballos and Trossard look.

    3. Whatever100
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I have Trossard and Mount. Both good value.

      1. FIRMINOLOOKGOAL
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Trossard might be my fifth mid, should double lpool defence not working.

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Do not forget McGinn

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Good point. Haven't seen enough of him though either. This is why you sign up to Members area to trawl through stats.

  12. banskt
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    With Chelsea and United potentially dropping out from the top 6, which teams do you think take their places?

    1. CostaCoffee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      They will both get top 6, maybe not as comfortably as last season but they are both still better than any team outside

      1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        As a Leicester fan, some people are tipping us to finish 6th, but this is absolutely correct

      2. banskt
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Leicester and Wolves might move up. Also watch out for Everton and Palace.

        1. CaTriEm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Palace? Laughable. They'll do well to stay up.

    2. Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      United and Chelsea

    3. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Wolves is the only one, Everton are terrible with a very poor manager

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Would love to see Wolves clinch a top 6 spot, but with Europa I think they might be spreading themselves a bit thin.

        1. MattysFantasyFooty
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Yeah true hilarious that all these pundits come out inf about of Everton being the first team to break into the top 6 while wolves looked way more cohesive etc as a unit last year and at home and against the top 6 were incredibly hard to beat as you say only thing stopping them may be europa league

          1. banskt
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Then we have the champions from a few years back. Leicester is lookiing solid again this year.

    4. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Utd will finish top 4 easily.

      1. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Don’t think so not with that midfield

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

        100% not easy, spurs and arsenal are ahead of utd for top 4 contention imo

      3. Bartowski
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        'easily' is this the first season you've supported them?

      4. banskt
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Top 4? Good luck.

    5. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      There is Pool and City, then a big drop to everyone else

  13. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    A Martial goal with AWB assist would be nice tbh

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Frightening pace from Maguire getting back for the goal.

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yes- very slow

      1. Whatever100
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        He can’t be slow, he cost 85 trillion pounds!

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

      Maguire just is not a FPL option.

      Every other 4.5 better.

  15. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    So who does not want to get on the Pukki train?

  16. ceerus
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Martial+Kwp > Mount Vvd (-4)?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      No, just Martial -> Mount

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

      Knee jerk

  17. ignis88
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Can anyone tell me why Moise Kean isn't starting? Fitness concerns or tactical?

    1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He's 19

      1. LangerznMash
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        No he is not he is number 27.

      2. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Mount is 19 as well. Age is just a number

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

      Taking time to settle in. Very young, new country, language, everything.

      1. ignis88
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I'm debating Haller to him on a FT, but that seems like doubling down on gambling that striker spot.

        Got Pukki - Greenwood alongside, who do you suggest? Kane will be a -8, Vardy a -4

      2. JustPark
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        He's playing football for a living not a customer service at trams.

        1. Tiny Rick Mitchell
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          😆

  18. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    How is Vardy playing?

    1. Oooof
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Hardly had a touch according to the BBC report, but scored when he had a chance.

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

        The story of Vardy. Finishes the meager scraps he is given.

    2. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Been making good runs. Not many touches, but when he has he's done something good with it

  19. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Anyone watching hammers game. How is Haller doing?

    1. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      me too

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

      Couple of nice bits, one twisting Giroud-like scorpion kick thing on target too.

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

        Cheers

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

          I like him as a player, not sure yet if he will be great for FPL. Seems somewhere between a Giroud and a Jiminez. Good link up play but can look a bit isolated at times.
          He and Fornals linked up really well during preaseason. Haller will look better once Fornals has adapted and is in the first team imo

    3. ignis88
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Same. Unconvinved he's worth the money/striker spot with the support he's getting

    4. ignis88
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Well there's the answer 🙂

  20. Bartowski
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Can't really complain about that Dunk goal being disallowed. Brighton player was just standing on the line next to the keeper while everyone had moved up.

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

      A brain-fart from Burn there.Other than that has been really impressive, I'll readily admit.

  21. The Man Pastore
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Don't have Pukki... (I know)

    A) Dunk + Jota --> Lund/Kelly + Pukki (-4)
    B) Save and reasses next week

    The team is:

    Pope
    VVD Digne Dunk
    Mane Sterling(c) KDB Ceballos Mcginn
    Auba Jota

    Button Guilbert Rico Greenwood

  22. Differential (c)
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Even though I have Che, think we really need Boufal or Djenepo to come in for him. Has been the least impressive player in the team that first half. We have been far too narrow, need a winger to get some width.

    Not his fault, the whole team needs to step up if we are getting three pts today.

    1. CaTriEm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      What are your thoughts on Boufal? Seen him pull of some magnificent stuff but never seen him get regular game time, probably because he's usually lacklustre?

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

        The trident has always been Che, Ings and Redmond. But feel like Che has not impressed me enough these past three games.. Hope Djenepo/Boufal get a chance.

  23. BoomXhakaLaca1
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    The negativity after one half in every game is unreal on here

    1. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Same every season

      1. BoomXhakaLaca1
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Very true, 2 halves in every game

        1. Bartowski
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          There's 2 halves in everything.

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

      OVERREACT!!!!!!!

  24. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Has Ole been caught out like he was last season?

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

      No ideas when there is a two lines setup in front of them.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Oh dear, Ole need to fix it.

  25. Differential (c)
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Valery time and time again getting bamboozled by Trossard. Jeez, what a player Brighton have.

    1. Whatever100
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Annoying that BRI down to 10 men though as unlikely he will get any returns today.

  26. Hect.OR 98th
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    AWB YC. That was a good transfer....

  27. tm245
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    AWB yellow card

  28. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    United are shocking, why even got martial?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Overated. If he had any bonus points not even worth it then.

  29. Podge
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Obi wan yellow

  30. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Wan-Bookedaka