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

    Salah to save our rankings with double digits

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

      *Mane

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

      Need Kane to go ballistic tomorrow...Salah and VVD returns would be nice.

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

        Liverpool clean sheet required.

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

      Mane*

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

    McGinn or Villa's Jota?

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

      McGinn. Jota not bad though as he played more advanced than McGinn.

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

        0.2% owned lol, could be a punt.

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

          Jota played very nice defence splitting passes to Wesley. McGinn still made a few runs to the box and more nailed.

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

      ElGhazi

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

      McGinn

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

    Perez to Lanzini?

    How is Lanzini playing btw?

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

    Haller has landed. WC on!

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

      geez whats the state of your team if you need to wc to bring in haller?

      1. thepeen555
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Lol

  5. Tomerick
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Haller would have banged them in last week too had he played. Excited for next week!

  6. COLLIN QUANER
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Had a feeling Rashford would miss a penalty at some point soon. That is why I didn't bring him in on my wildcard

  7. Atletico Junior
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is Pérez -> Mount a nobrainer?

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

      looks like. if Mount is fit

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

      Perez to anyone right now doesn't require much thinking...

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

      went off injured but should be ok

      1. Atletico Junior
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        How bad did it look?

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

          He was walking on the pitch at the end of the game - should be OK

    4. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I did it this week so quite pleased.

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

      I'm on it

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

    Who concedes against Sot, dammn it.

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

    Whirlpool v Arseanal score prediction?

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

      1-0 Pool

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

      3-1 Pool

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      2-1

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

      3-0 Liverpool

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

      2-3 surprise

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

      2 - 0

    7. Bucky Barnes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      6-0 pool Salah double Hattrick

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Lol

    8. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      6-0

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

      2-1

    10. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      2 - 1 Mane & Auba to score

    11. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      2-2

    12. Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      3-3

    13. mookie
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      1-1

    14. CaTriEm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I backed 3-1.

  10. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Haller or Abraham?

    1. Licky
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Haller imo, look at the fixtures.

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

      Haller coming from a ChelseaGuy

    3. Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Or who plays Watford

  11. arkom
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    So Pukki's price will be rise tonight, right?

    1. Hect.OR 98th
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Probably.

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

      ye

    3. The Man Pastore
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      yes

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

    Rashford diving now LOL

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

    Front 3 of Haller, Barnes and Pukki.

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

      I'm already wet

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

      Only if pass pts were counting 😉

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

      Could be the dream, although Jota could still come good

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

        Yes, Jota or Barnes after GW3.

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

    Rashford wants another penalty

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

    if VAR gives it, it is outrageous

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

    Rashford should be booked

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

      Getting pushed is a foul now ?

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

    Did ask a question yesterday, Rash + Mount or Kane + Cantwell, got 3 responses for K+C, did go for Rash and Mount, wonder how it turns up at the end 😛

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      What did you think though?

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

    Armstrong On
    Ings Off

  19. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    No clean sheets for anyone

    yay

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

      Heaton 🙂

    2. ajay_kl +42
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Great week for me playing 442

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

    hows martial done today?

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

      Similar to the other games minus the goals. Done nothing.

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

        suppose playing vs very deep defence doesnt suit him

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

      Hasn't had shots on goal but was a menace for 2 big calls- not giving Cahill a red and a tackle that was probably a penalty.

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

        cheers

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

          Basically I would hold. He also started up front and hasn't done anything to suggest he wont in the next games

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

      Lazy like he always is 🙂

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

    andone is such an idiot, exile him to the bench forever

  22. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    This ref is an absolute tool

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

    Haller and Pukki showing that forwards are not dead in FPL

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

      11.0m forwards are dead.

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Has Kane played yet?

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

          Yeh he got a hattie

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

    Ref should of booked Rashford

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

      Get real

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

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

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

      Just subtract 9 for an assist

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

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

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

      mate have liverpool even played. chill out

  27. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Watford fans!

    Will Deulofeu start the next game?

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

    AWB terrible cross in the box

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

      Overrated bloke

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

      Just stop pls, cant read this as an owner 😛

  29. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Are the wheels of the Haller bandwagon on yet?

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

    Watford manager first Prem boss to go this season then?

    1. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Him or Steve Bruce

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

      yep was thinking this before this gw even started