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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. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Mctominay owners spewing

  2. Ross From Friends
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Oh my !!!!

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

    Young on pen duty now?

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

    James diving AGAIN

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

      lol that's anything but a dive

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

      Dont think it was. But obviously ref has judged it based on his reputation from last game

  5. dark91
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Martial's turn to be on penalties

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

      Yep.

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

      🙂

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

      They should let him take them

  6. CRO KLOPP
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Greenwood on pens now

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

    soyboy assist???

    1. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Get IN

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

      we stan

  8. Polka Wakey O'Dot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Pogba having a little chuckle to himself.

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

    How much did ManU paid for all these divers? Got a nice Scuba team

  10. SEYPULISIC
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Stones to Soy Boy for -4 already paid off.
    Need a goal now.

  11. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Harsh from ref on James.

  12. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    LIV: Adrián, Matip, van Dijk, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Firmino, Mané, Salah
    Subs: Kelleher, Gomez, Shaqiri, Chamberlain, Milner, Lallana, Origi

    ARS: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Monreal, David Luiz, Sokratis, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Willock, Aubameyang, Pépé, Ceballos
    Subs: Martínez, Chambers, Kolasinac, Torreira, Mkhitaryan, Lacazette, Nelson

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

      C'mon Salah. Smash 'em.

    2. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No laca sheesh emery up to his old tricks

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

      Xhaka :'(

    4. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Also TAA playing over Gomez against a decent side feels good to see

    5. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Salah starts

      1. Dr Van Nostrand
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        He starts every bloody match

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 2 months ago

          ikr lol, yea it was real likely salah would be benched vs arsenal. ^^

    6. Dr Van Nostrand
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Nice bus Emery is rocking up to Anfield

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

    This ref is simply unqualified...

  14. Dr Van Nostrand
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Lol United are pants are pens

  15. Four Hit Wonder
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Ashley Young is the best Utd player on tbe pitch by far.

    1. Four Hit Wonder
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      *the

  16. The Dance
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Ahh fuming isn’t even the word, absolutely pathetic

  17. tm245
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    James yc for diving

  18. Differential (c)
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Djenepo getting past 3 BHA players like a knife through butter. I havent been this excited by a winger from abroad since Sadio Mane, Im tempted to get him in on WC if I knew 100% he would start.

  19. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Bloody Man Utd divers everywhere, been learning from Young 😀

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

      Ha ha. Young will be ruled out via VAR.

  20. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Hamez booked for being a nob

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

    Martial?

    PUKKI?

    KANE?

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      huh?

  22. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Daniel James is a diving sc*mbag.

    1. BoomXhakaLaca1
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Just wasn't a dive

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

      He did it in the last match too. Got a yellow. Scumbag.

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

      Nice try

  23. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Ref having a mare

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No dive

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

    Martial on pens? :p

  25. RealVirg
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Come on Trossard I expect a world class finish!

  26. liverpool01
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    omg Man Utd missed penalty by Rashford, why let him take the penalty when he has been so poor on set pieces, Martial should of took it

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

    Laca benched
    Ceballos amc

  28. Bun Rab L3D2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Haller x2

    1. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Antonio A

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

    Haller G

  30. FIRMINOLOOKGOAL
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Manutd bandwagon train derail.........