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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. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Did Barkley+Fraser+Wilson>Mount+Lanzini+Rashford. Pukki instead of Rashford could have got me a lot of points. Hope Rashford does something in the second half.

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    AWB can't handle Schlupp

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Don’t worry it’s a one off - apparently Palace are dreadful and bound for relegation. No repeat next season 🙂

  3. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Does Wesley look a good option or are there better insane price range?

    Currently own King Pukki Greenwood

    1. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      * in same

    2. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Abraham kinda same price range

  4. SoapAFC
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Scenes if awb gets another yellow haha

      1. Four Hit Wonder
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 1 day ago

        Ban

      2. FOO FIGHTER
          6 months, 1 day ago

          Cringe

      3. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 1 day ago

        Great overlapping run by Burn freed by Trossard, crosses to March who forces a save.

        Cannot tell we are one man up, what is happening.

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 1 day ago

          Sounds like Trossard is involved in everything.

          1. Differential (c)
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 1 day ago

            He is, the best player on the park imo. coming from a Saints fan!

      4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 1 day ago

        Ole has lost the dressing room

        Oleout

      5. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 1 day ago

        Perez almostv

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 1 day ago

          Almost out my team?

      6. Luka - Man Like Serbia
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 1 day ago

        Nice one PVA!

      7. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 1 day ago

        AWB with a solid performance for Palace as usual

      8. Differentiator
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 1 day ago

        So happy I brought in AWB

        1. FOO FIGHTER
            6 months, 1 day ago

            🙂

        2. manu4life99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 1 day ago

          £1.9m itb

          A) KWP > Laporte/Zinc
          B) Dendonker > Cabellos
          C) Dendonker > Cantwell
          D) Greenwood > Wesley

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 1 day ago

            A or B

        3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 1 day ago

          Martial just walking about sulking as usual because he's not getting the ball

          Get out of my team

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 1 day ago

            Can't believe how bad they are

          2. Prawnsandwich
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 1 day ago

            Thats his normal demeanor

          3. banskt
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 1 day ago

            Imagine me captaining Anthony.

        4. Klein
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 1 day ago

          Martial to mount/mcginn/cantwell the new bandwagon.

          1. DVassell
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 1 day ago

            Nah he will score trust me

        5. Differential (c)
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 1 day ago

          Trossard tries a cute finish, but it sails wide. Good try, though, saw the intention.

          1. Skloppy Kops
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 1 day ago

            How many should he try more to get one in?

            1. Differential (c)
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 1 day ago

              He's been trying, hard when one of the strikers gets sent off.

        6. FOO FIGHTER
            6 months, 1 day ago

            Men UTD

          • Dannyb
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 1 day ago

            United are dog muck, I cant understand what is going on. So far off the likes of Pool and City it hurts.

            1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 1 day ago

              Dont deserve to be mentioned with City and Pool.

              Everton, Wolves and Leicester more reasonable to compare them with

          • Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 1 day ago

            I bought AWB because of his potential

            *sobs into blanket*

            1. FOO FIGHTER
                6 months, 1 day ago

                Should have known TAA will bring attacking returns.

              • Klein
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 1 day ago

                Blanket providing more cover?

            2. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 1 day ago

              Robinson off
              Sharp on

              54'

              1. Differentiator
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 1 day ago

                Zowch

              2. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 1 day ago

                McGoldrick off too.

                Leicester CS actually under threat now.

            3. SirStevieG
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 1 day ago

              No wonder so many people were reluctant to bring Martial in, he's a striker who barely has shots.

              1. Prawnsandwich
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 1 day ago

                Yeah he scores goals though...

              2. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 1 day ago

                Stats don't lie.

            4. Klein
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 1 day ago

              Baley spin by lingard.

            5. Stoic
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 1 day ago

              Did I just read here, Man Utd fans talking about the epl title or some other

              1. Luka - Man Like Serbia
                • 7 Years
                6 months, 1 day ago

                Yes, you did. Deluded are they not? We are in terrible form yet they toiling against us.

            6. Differential (c)
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 1 day ago

              Valery (RB) off
              Djenepo (winger) on

              Come on you Saints!

            7. GAMBIT
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 1 day ago

              Best striker under 6.2? Need to get Pukki in and the only way is to downgrade one striker and upgrade the other

              1. DVassell
                • 8 Years
                6 months, 1 day ago

                U don’t have any good options in that price bracket

              2. Wild Rover
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                6 months, 1 day ago

                Andre Gray

            8. Wirbelwind
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 1 day ago

              Getting in Martial seems to have been quite a mistake

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                  6 months, 1 day ago

                  No sh*te. Lazy player not going to get bonus points is he?

              2. Skloppy Kops
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 1 day ago

                For a team with 80%+ possession and 0 shot on target.. this is a disgrace..

              3. Differentiator
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 1 day ago

                NEED the Brighotn cleanie ZAPPED

                1. Here Comes The Son ★
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 1 day ago

                  See below

                  1. Differentiator
                    • 4 Years
                    6 months, 1 day ago

                    😀

              4. Here Comes The Son ★
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 1 day ago

                Brighton cleanie set on fire

              5. Hy liverpool
                • 6 Years
                6 months, 1 day ago

                Robinson you f**ker

              6. Differential (c)
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 1 day ago

                Djenepooooooooooooooooo BLinder, Screamer ndjewhkfcj

              7. Podge
                • 9 Years
                6 months, 1 day ago

                I reckon 2-1 to United in the long run