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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
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

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

      5 missed pens would have been bad for morale

      1. Dr Van Nostrand
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Touche

      2. Tomerick
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        +10

    2. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Loving up to your name 😉

        1. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          😉 You know me pal.

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Fergie and the refs on his side 🙂

  2. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    United worse than last season. Please sack dead Woodward.

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

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

        Nope, he hired the guy who did though

      2. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month 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
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Let's not be too hasty now.

  3. Differential (c)
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Locadia misses a sitter, hits the frame!

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

      Literally almost a yard from goal. Incredible.

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

      Trossard pass again?

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

        Think it was Gross? Not sure.

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

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

    3. Greasy Grealish Gang
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Very odd game.

  4. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Come on Brighton

    1. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Come on tossard

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

      This game is giving me a proper headache..

  5. The Tinkerman
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. The Tinkerman
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month 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.

  6. BrutalLogiC
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    if you picked Haller on WC then big well done

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I picked Haller on FT

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

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

    3. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I did. Maybe the only good thing I done.

    4. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I picked Haller GW1. Finally rewarded my faith.

      1. BrutalLogiC
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        good patience!

  7. Bartowski
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Sucked into the Martial trap.

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      And me in Rashford one

    2. Red Devil Swede
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He'll bang more goals in

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      7.5 mid playing no.9 isn't a trap

      1. Bartowski
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 1 month ago

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

          1. Bartowski
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Yee

    4. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I got him WB and Martial on a WC 🙄

    5. money face bandwagon
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Base on 1 week?

  8. Eytexi
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    5 points from 4 players. Any worse out there?

    1. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      9 from 6

      1. Eytexi
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        1.5 points per player. I'm jealous.

      2. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Now 8 from 6

        1. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Now 11 from 6

          1. Deulofail
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Now 10 from 6

            1. Deulofail
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              9* from 6

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

  10. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Kelly bossing the 4m bracket 😎

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Is he nailed though?

    2. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Lol

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        As I was saying, Kelly useless #raging

  11. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

  12. Differential (c)
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

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

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

  13. tm245
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

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

      he does that in real life tio

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

        too*

  14. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

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

      They’re doing well against the little ones today

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

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

  15. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Haller or Lanzini?

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

      Hal

    2. Dr Van Nostrand
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Both

    3. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Haller because he’s undisputed first choice.

    4. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Hall

  16. sthelenslad92
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Would you do this for -4?

    Zinchenko/Digne & King > Soyuncu & Haller?

    1. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Lol

  17. The Tinkerman
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Anyone reckon Greenwood may take Lingards place?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Forgot he was subbed on

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

    MontoYC

    1. The Tinkerman
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Damn.

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

      Fook.. down to 5pts i guess

    3. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      ffs

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

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

  19. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

  20. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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)

  21. RealVirg
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Gutted Trossard blanked

  22. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    JAMESSSSSSSSAL

  23. Yank Revolution
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    JAAAAAMEEEES!

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

    Yesssssssssss

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    James G
    Martial A

  26. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    GET IN DJ

  27. Skloppy Kops
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Martial assist

  28. tm245
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Martial assist!

  29. SirStevieG
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Martial assist!!!!!!!!!

  30. Werkself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Martial assist