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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
    1 year, 3 months 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
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    AWB can't handle Schlupp

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months 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
    1 year, 3 months 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
      1 year, 3 months ago

      * in same

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

      Abraham kinda same price range

  4. SoapAFC
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Scenes if awb gets another yellow haha

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

      Ban

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Cringe

  5. Differential (c)
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Sounds like Trossard is involved in everything.

      1. Differential (c)
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

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

  6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Ole has lost the dressing room

    Oleout

  7. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Perez almostv

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Almost out my team?

  8. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Nice one PVA!

  9. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    AWB with a solid performance for Palace as usual

  10. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    So happy I brought in AWB

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

      🙂

  11. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    £1.9m itb

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

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

      A or B

  12. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    Get out of my team

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

      Can't believe how bad they are

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

      Thats his normal demeanor

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

      Imagine me captaining Anthony.

  13. Klein
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Martial to mount/mcginn/cantwell the new bandwagon.

    1. DVassell
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Nah he will score trust me

  14. Differential (c)
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      How many should he try more to get one in?

      1. Differential (c)
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

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

  15. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Men UTD

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

      Dont deserve to be mentioned with City and Pool.

      Everton, Wolves and Leicester more reasonable to compare them with

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

    I bought AWB because of his potential

    *sobs into blanket*

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

      Should have known TAA will bring attacking returns.

    2. Klein
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Blanket providing more cover?

  18. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Robinson off
    Sharp on

    54'

    1. Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Zowch

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

      McGoldrick off too.

      Leicester CS actually under threat now.

  19. SirStevieG
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

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

      Yeah he scores goals though...

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

      Stats don't lie.

  20. Klein
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Baley spin by lingard.

  21. Stoic
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

  22. Differential (c)
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Valery (RB) off
    Djenepo (winger) on

    Come on you Saints!

  23. GAMBIT
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

    2. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Andre Gray

  24. Wirbelwind
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Getting in Martial seems to have been quite a mistake

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

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

  25. Skloppy Kops
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

  26. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    NEED the Brighotn cleanie ZAPPED

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

      See below

      1. Differentiator
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        😀

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

    Brighton cleanie set on fire

  28. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Robinson you f**ker

  29. Differential (c)
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Djenepooooooooooooooooo BLinder, Screamer ndjewhkfcj

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

    I reckon 2-1 to United in the long run