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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 ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 23 hours ago

    Mctominay owners spewing

  2. Ross From Friends
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 23 hours ago

    Oh my !!!!

  3. Klein
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 23 hours ago

    Young on pen duty now?

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 23 hours ago

    James diving AGAIN

    1. Zilla
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 23 hours ago

      lol that's anything but a dive

    2. InSaneMan-e
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 23 hours ago

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

  5. dark91
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 23 hours ago

    Martial's turn to be on penalties

    1. InSaneMan-e
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 23 hours ago

      Yep.

    2. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 23 hours ago

      🙂

    3. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 23 hours ago

      They should let him take them

  6. CRO KLOPP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 23 hours ago

    Greenwood on pens now

  7. EMBOLOFAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 23 hours ago

    soyboy assist???

    1. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 23 hours ago

      Get IN

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 hours ago

      we stan

  8. Polka Wakey O'Dot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 23 hours ago

    Pogba having a little chuckle to himself.

  9. Skloppy Kops
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 23 hours ago

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

  10. SEYPULISIC
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 23 hours ago

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

  11. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 23 hours ago

    Harsh from ref on James.

  12. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 23 hours 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
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 23 hours ago

      C'mon Salah. Smash 'em.

    2. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 23 hours ago

      No laca sheesh emery up to his old tricks

    3. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 23 hours ago

      Xhaka :'(

    4. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 23 hours ago

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

    5. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 23 hours ago

      Salah starts

      1. Dr Van Nostrand
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 23 hours ago

        He starts every bloody match

        1. Trophé Mourinho
            6 months, 23 hours ago

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

      2. Dr Van Nostrand
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 23 hours ago

        Nice bus Emery is rocking up to Anfield

    6. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 23 hours ago

      This ref is simply unqualified...

    7. Dr Van Nostrand
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 23 hours ago

      Lol United are pants are pens

    8. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 23 hours ago

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

      1. Four Hit Wonder
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 23 hours ago

        *the

    9. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 23 hours ago

      Ahh fuming isn’t even the word, absolutely pathetic

    10. tm245
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 23 hours ago

      James yc for diving

    11. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 23 hours 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.

    12. Luka - Man Like Serbia
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 23 hours ago

      Bloody Man Utd divers everywhere, been learning from Young 😀

      1. FOO FIGHTER
          6 months, 23 hours ago

          Ha ha. Young will be ruled out via VAR.

      2. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 23 hours ago

        Hamez booked for being a nob

      3. FOO FIGHTER
          6 months, 23 hours ago

          Martial?

          PUKKI?

          KANE?

          1. pumpkinhead
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 23 hours ago

            huh?

        • Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 23 hours ago

          Daniel James is a diving sc*mbag.

          1. BoomXhakaLaca1
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 23 hours ago

            Just wasn't a dive

          2. FOO FIGHTER
              6 months, 23 hours ago

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

            • Yank Revolution
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 23 hours ago

              Nice try

          3. Royal5
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 23 hours ago

            Ref having a mare

            1. Royal5
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 23 hours ago

              No dive

          4. Sif
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 23 hours ago

            Martial on pens? :p

          5. RealVirg
              6 months, 23 hours ago

              Come on Trossard I expect a world class finish!

            • liverpool01
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 23 hours 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

            • Klein
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 23 hours ago

              Laca benched
              Ceballos amc

            • Bun Rab L4D3
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 23 hours ago

              Haller x2

              1. Bun Rab L4D3
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                6 months, 23 hours ago

                Antonio A

            • g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 23 hours ago

              Haller G

            • FIRMINOLOOKGOAL
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 23 hours ago

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