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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. Dr Van Nostrand
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    United must sorely miss Fergie. They would have had 5 pens by now

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 28 days ago

      5 missed pens would have been bad for morale

      1. Dr Van Nostrand
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Touche

      2. Tomerick
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        +10

    2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ye…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      That's it ain't it. I have a bet with a mate who is a deluded UTD fan that they lose more goals to VAR than any other team. No more cheating 😆

      1. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Loving up to your name 😉

        1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ye…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          😉 You know me pal.

    3. FOO FIGHTER
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Fergie and the refs on his side 🙂

    4. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      United worse than last season. Please sack dead Woodward.

      1. Skloppy Kops
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Did woodward selwct the team? Or gave the team talk?

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Nope, he hired the guy who did though

        2. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Can't fault Ole, this group of players won't even get into the Everton team. Was absolute failure in the transfer market. Didn't replace Lukaku, Herera.

      2. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Let's not be too hasty now.

    5. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Locadia misses a sitter, hits the frame!

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Literally almost a yard from goal. Incredible.

      2. ChelseaGuy
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Trossard pass again?

        1. Differential (c)
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Think it was Gross? Not sure.

        2. Trossard or not Trossard
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Corner, Duffy header and Locadia who misses in front of target.

        3. Trossard or not Trossard
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Very odd game.

        4. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Come on Brighton

          1. Bees4Lyf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Come on tossard

          2. Trossard or not Trossard
              5 months, 28 days ago

              This game is giving me a proper headache..

          3. The Tinkerman
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Jimi > Pukki early transfer before the rise?

            Heaton
            TAA, Digne, Soyuncu
            Salah, Sterling, KDB, Martial, Dendo
            Haller, Jimi

            Button; Montoya, Greenwood, Rico

            Tempted to start Greenwood next week, think he may get in ahead of Lingard in recent evidence.

            1. HonestBlatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 28 days ago

              Without Pukki this day would have been awful...so YES

              1. The Tinkerman
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 28 days ago

                I went Haller over him on FT this week. It hasn’t been too bad so far. Will need city and pool to deliver though.

          4. BrutalLogiC
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            if you picked Haller on WC then big well done

            1. ChelseaGuy
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 28 days ago

              I picked Haller on FT

            2. The Tinkerman
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 28 days ago

              I picked him over Pukki this week. Still torn on if that is a win or not.

            3. Ole Trafford
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 28 days ago

              I did. Maybe the only good thing I done.

            4. Tomerick
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 28 days ago

              I picked Haller GW1. Finally rewarded my faith.

              1. BrutalLogiC
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 28 days ago

                good patience!

          5. Bartowski
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Sucked into the Martial trap.

            1. Skloppy Kops
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 28 days ago

              And me in Rashford one

            2. Red Devil Swede
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 28 days ago

              He'll bang more goals in

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  Double up of UTD was always going to be a very bad idea.

              2. Zlatanzo
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  7.5 mid playing no.9 isn't a trap

                  1. Bartowski
                    • 9 Years
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    Depends on what other transfers I would have made if I'd stuck with my gut and saved the transfer.

                    1. Zlatanzo
                        5 months, 28 days ago

                        Is he still a trap? 3 returns in 3 games...

                        1. Bartowski
                          • 9 Years
                          5 months, 28 days ago

                          Yee

                  2. Ole Trafford
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    I got him WB and Martial on a WC 🙄

                  3. money face bandwagon
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    Base on 1 week?

                • Eytexi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  5 points from 4 players. Any worse out there?

                  1. Deulofail
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    9 from 6

                    1. Eytexi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      1.5 points per player. I'm jealous.

                    2. Deulofail
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      Now 8 from 6

                      1. Deulofail
                        • 4 Years
                        5 months, 28 days ago

                        Now 11 from 6

                        1. Deulofail
                          • 4 Years
                          5 months, 28 days ago

                          Now 10 from 6

                          1. Deulofail
                            • 4 Years
                            5 months, 28 days ago

                            9* from 6

                • Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  Biggest cheer of the day at OT for a Guaita YC.

                • Burger
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  Kelly bossing the 4m bracket 😎

                  1. ChelseaGuy
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    Is he nailed though?

                  2. Deulofail
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    On for a bap too. Second on my bench. Played Montoya instead. Ah well

                  3. Pep Roulette
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    Lol

                    1. Burger
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      As I was saying, Kelly useless #raging

                • Dybala10
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  Shaw and Siggy > Maguire and Mount worth a -4? Or just sell Shaw?

                • Differential (c)
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  Dan Burn sponsor's MotM. Deserved, depsite the lack of a cleansheet. Had Adams in his pocket all game, and was a threat going forward as well.

                  1. Yank Revolution
                    • 8 Years
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    And for the second time, cost Trossard points. He stinks.

                    1. Trophé Mourinho
                        5 months, 28 days ago

                        its all good, no trossard return will inspire any causals who have him to ditch 🙂

                  2. tm245
                    • 8 Years
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    Pukki making my team look alot better than it actually is.

                    1. Skloppy Kops
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      At home.. but today its thanks to Ole i guess

                    2. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      he does that in real life tio

                      1. EMBOLOFAN
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        5 months, 28 days ago

                        too*

                  3. Differentiator
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    Palace often thwart big clubs, or at least it feels like that

                    1. Ask Yourself
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      They’re doing well against the little ones today

                    2. Rainer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      Yeah they do well against them, good performance here vs United too.

                  4. JustPark
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    Haller or Lanzini?

                    1. Ask Yourself
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      Hal

                    2. Dr Van Nostrand
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      Both

                    3. Tomerick
                      • 5 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      Haller because he’s undisputed first choice.

                    4. ChelseaGuy
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      Hall

                  5. sthelenslad92
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    Would you do this for -4?

                    Zinchenko/Digne & King > Soyuncu & Haller?

                    1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ye…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      Lol

                  6. The Tinkerman
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    Anyone reckon Greenwood may take Lingards place?

                    1. Pukki Party
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      Forgot he was subbed on

                  7. Differential (c)
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    MontoYC

                    1. The Tinkerman
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      Damn.

                    2. Skloppy Kops
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      Fook.. down to 5pts i guess

                    3. Would Ed Woodward
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      ffs

                    4. Ask Yourself
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      Oh ffs no CS is hard to take but for all of them to get booked is not cool

                  8. Would Ed Woodward
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    I really wanna save my WC but I'm getting very tempted into using it.

                  9. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    I have Perez and King that have to go. 0.9m ITB

                    Options

                    A) Save transfer
                    B) King > Pukki
                    C) Perez + King > Haller + Mount (-4)

                  10. RealVirg
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      Gutted Trossard blanked

                    • Gobigorgohome
                      • 8 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      JAMESSSSSSSSAL

                    • Yank Revolution
                      • 8 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      JAAAAAMEEEES!

                    • TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      Yesssssssssss

                    • Rainer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      James G
                      Martial A

                    • Zilla
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      GET IN DJ

                    • Skloppy Kops
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      Martial assist

                    • tm245
                      • 8 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      Martial assist!

                    • SirStevieG
                      • 7 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      Martial assist!!!!!!!!!

                    • Werkself - A Whole Lawro B*…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      Martial assist