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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
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    What?!! Where is VAR?!

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      They checked VAR - said no.

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

    Lundstram yellow 🙂

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

      So he equals AWB ...yessss

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

      That's his pre-goal ritual

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

      we riot

  3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

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

    Is this a wind up??

    1. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      The sky sports panel said it was the correct decision.

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

        They always back refs anyway

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 1 day ago

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

    2. CARROW ROAD
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      A side relying on pens every week is in trouble

  4. Sif
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    VAR

    1. Sif
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 1 day 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
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 1 day ago

        I agree

      2. Whatever100
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 1 day ago

        But surely VAR looked at the decision no?

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

          commentators said they did

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

    VAR is _______? Feel free.

    1. Exeter Gently
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      ? This is existential

  6. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Mc Burnie G

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      4.5 Swansea legend

  7. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Oh come on. That's a clear penalty.

  8. AicilaXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 1 day ago

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

  9. FOO FIGHTER
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Trossard nowhere near bonus points system.

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

      1. Trophé Mourinho
          6 months, 1 day ago

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

        • Whatever100
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 1 day ago

          Lol

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

        Rashford has been poor

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

          *is

      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 1 day ago

        VAR made an absolute Brexit of that decision

        I still can’t even

      4. LJ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 1 day ago

        If Fergie were still manager, that's a pen

        1. pumpkinhead
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 1 day ago

          lol

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

          For sure

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

        soyboy 🙁

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

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

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

          They can't.

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

          walk the plonk

      8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 1 day ago

        On the plus side, Martial is looking great for 7.5

        1. Exeter Gently
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 1 day ago

          Good to hear am not watching

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

      10. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. Bartowski
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 1 day ago

          Sheffield United?

        2. Yank Revolution
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 1 day ago

          You cant drag players down, period.

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

        Lundstram winner inc

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

          YC included

      12. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 1 day ago

        Sitting pretty on 8 points so far

        this gameweek

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

          No Pukki party?

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

            Maybe later. Haven't even checked Tinder today

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

              Hahaha

            2. pumpkinhead
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 1 day ago

              This got me. LOL

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

              Nookki party?

        2. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 1 day ago

          Smashing my 7 points.

      13. Monya Meow Meow
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 1 day ago

        Great free kick Young

      14. thepeen555
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 1 day ago

        Man Utd - back to last season it seems

        1. FOO FIGHTER
            6 months, 1 day ago

            Ole

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

            Honeymoon over after 2 matches

        2. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 1 day ago

          7 from 4. Excellent.

        3. TAT
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 1 day ago

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

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

            Very dangerous but mightn't start next week.

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

              Definitely need him to start next GW…

          2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 1 day ago

            Keep. Hopefully Potter benches Andone forever from this point.

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

              He got the red card, right?

              1. Business Cat
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 1 day ago

                Yarp

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

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

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

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

        4. FOO FIGHTER
            6 months, 1 day ago

            Maguire fail.

          • Freaki
              6 months, 1 day ago

              gonna get below average lol

            • Podge
              • 9 Years
              6 months, 1 day ago

              Martial touch

            • pumpkinhead
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 1 day ago

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

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

              Are you a blind plonker? Yes | No

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

            • Trophé Mourinho
                6 months, 1 day ago

                djenpo u dirty player or whatever ur stupid name is

                1. Berbinho's Forehead
                  • 9 Years
                  6 months, 1 day ago

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

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

                  hahaha