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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. GE
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    What?!! Where is VAR?!

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      They checked VAR - said no.

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

    Lundstram yellow 🙂

    1. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      So he equals AWB ...yessss

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

      That's his pre-goal ritual

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

      we riot

  3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    How the absolute Kentucky fried fock is that not a pen?!

    Is this a wind up??

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

      The sky sports panel said it was the correct decision.

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

        They always back refs anyway

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        But they are senile old goons who haven’t got a clue

    2. CARROW ROAD
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A side relying on pens every week is in trouble

  4. Sif
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    VAR

    1. Sif
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Fail!
      VAR quite happy to rule out great goals over a millimeter but not get involved in blatant penalties.

      1. Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I agree

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

        But surely VAR looked at the decision no?

        1. BrutalLogiC
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          commentators said they did

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

          Twice now last defender dragged down Martial, denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity.
          First should have been Cahill red, second a penalty. Do they have a rule book at VAR base camp?

  5. Motong-Moting
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    VAR is _______? Feel free.

    1. Exeter Gently
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      ? This is existential

  6. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Mc Burnie G

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      4.5 Swansea legend

  7. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Oh come on. That's a clear penalty.

  8. AicilaXI
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Happy that it wasn't called, but looks like a pen to me for sure.

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

    Trossard nowhere near bonus points system.

    I know now to keep Mcginn over Trossard free up cash too.

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

      trossard will score tho, if you think mcginn is better then lol ok

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

      Lol

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

    Rashford has been poor

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

      *is

  11. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    VAR made an absolute Brexit of that decision

    I still can’t even

  12. United 99 4Ever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    If Fergie were still manager, that's a pen

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      lol

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

      For sure

  13. EMBOLOFAN
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    soyboy 🙁

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

    What's the point of VAR if the people using it are too scared to over rule the ref?

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

      They can't.

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

    So when the referee decides to wave on, VAR can't overrule him, he's still the captain of the shipm

    Power needs to be taken away from these plonkers.

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

      walk the plonk

  16. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    On the plus side, Martial is looking great for 7.5

    1. Exeter Gently
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Good to hear am not watching

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

    Dan Burns has been class. Other than that idiotic positioning for the disallowed goal, he has been everywhere for all the good reasons. Attack and defense, and he isn;t a natural LB, is he?

  18. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I'm a United fan and no way was that a pen

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

      Sheffield United?

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      You cant drag players down, period.

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

    Lundstram winner inc

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

      YC included

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

    Sitting pretty on 8 points so far

    this gameweek

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

      No Pukki party?

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

        Maybe later. Haven't even checked Tinder today

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

          Hahaha

        2. pumpkinhead
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          This got me. LOL

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

          Nookki party?

    2. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Smashing my 7 points.

  21. Monya Meow Meow
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Great free kick Young

  22. thepeen555
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Man Utd - back to last season it seems

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

      Ole

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

      Honeymoon over after 2 matches

  23. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    7 from 4. Excellent.

  24. TAT
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    How's Trossard looking? Should I regret bringing him in?

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

      Very dangerous but mightn't start next week.

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

        Definitely need him to start next GW…

    2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Keep. Hopefully Potter benches Andone forever from this point.

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

        He got the red card, right?

        1. Business Cat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Yarp

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

            Is it likely trossard will be a better option with Murray on the pitch?

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

      Very bright, roasted Valery the whole time, I would keep him. We are lucky one of their strikers has been sent off.

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

        That probably limits his chances of getting anything from this game. Mount and McGinn tempting too, tbh.

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

    Maguire fail.

  26. Freaki
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    gonna get below average lol

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

    Martial touch

  28. pumpkinhead
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I haven't got any attacking points today but really happy with all the lost clean sheets atm.

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

    Are you a blind plonker? Yes | No

    Leak from the interview for BPL referees. Yes wins you the job.

  30. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    djenpo u dirty player or whatever ur stupid name is

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I don't think he's online at the moment mate.

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

      hahaha