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

    Wow Perez binned for Morgan oh no

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

      morgan essential?

    2. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Perez over Maddison was my much thought over big mistake.

  2. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Haller at Sebastian.

  3. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Why aren't GW2 points coming in?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      GW2 is over.

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

        if you want it

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

        Because if you had WC-ed like TM, you have completely different team 😉

  4. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Perez and King for Mcginn and Haller I think. Sound sensible?

    1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      To, rather than for. But I think you could work that out

  5. The Tinkerman
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Regretting Haller over Pukki a little less now...

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I got both 🙂

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        😎

    2. The Gobstopper
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Me too...but only just a little...

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

    Main man on.

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

    how bad are Man u to concede to Palace and miss 2 penalties in a row. Cant wait for elite fpl stream to start lmao. Jason be like - Get DDG, get Rashford, get Martial!!

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Zzzzzz

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

    Haller you beauty go on and save me my Pukkiless season!!

  9. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    VVD,Greenwood > Zinc,Haller worth (-4pt)?

  10. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Surely Perez is dropped next game?

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

      From my team yes

      1. twoplustwo
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Rage transferred

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

      wes morgan out wide

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        lol

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

    Perez OFF

    He made 78 minutes today, not bad.

  12. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Could have done with a Trent benching, oh well.

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

      lol when was last time he was benched

  13. SoapAFC
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Cantwell and kelly on bench... Sigh..

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

    Just one of those weeks for me so far. All popular players I don't have are doing something. My guys are anonymous. Roll on tomorrow.

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      *end of season

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

    UtD not going to get any favours from VAR this season.

    1. Greasy Grealish Gang
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      How about Brighton. Two disallowed goals and no penalty for clear handball given. At least Man U got two penalties.

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

    I guess right time for WC.. Rash stinking it more..

  17. The Casual One
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    brought in Haller and Pukki 😎

    1. Boofsteino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Haller was my WC diff, too. Buzzing!

      1. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Can't be a differential............ I have him too 🙂 🙂 :).

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

    Ravel Morrison 😮

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Thought he was in Mexico?

  19. SkeletONv01
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    AWB, Martial, Rash - dont disappoint. LOL. AWB CS gone, Rash missess a pen, you clearly disappoint this GW ^^

    1. SkeletONv01
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Tho im keeping, theyll come good.

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

      Got the same 3 on wc. Go us

  20. ignis88
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Haller, take a bow son! Was close to taking a -4 just to get rid of the big man

  21. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Terrible GW. Need Mane (C) to save it

  22. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    What's up at watford?

    Managers don't have a long life expectancy there. Wont be long.....

  23. Ragabolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I captained Rashford 😀

  24. Jay Jay Okocha
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Here to eat my crow re: Perez. He sucks and the Leicester attack looks broken.

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

      only 6.5 at least

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

    Stephens off
    Gross out

    Potter's last throw of the dice.

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

      Gross In ofc ahha

  26. Motong-Moting
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Instead of relying so much on VAR, can't the Premier League have better standard of refereeing.

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

      It's been declining for years and VAR just made it more absurd.

  27. Dr. Agabuse
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    How did Caglars Bonus baselin compare to Evans and the other defenders before the assist?

  28. SirStevieG
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Watch Greenwood score

  29. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Wildcarders in tatters?

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

      A wc isn’t for one week

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        But it was based on 2 weeks worth of data though.

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

      Liverpool boys about to make it worse, imo.

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

      Nope

    4. CloudSky
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Saved by Pukki.

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

      loool

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

    Boufal On
    Adams Off