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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. Red Devil Swede
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    Not the first time United concede from a Pogba ball loss

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 7 hours ago

      Probably not even the tenth.

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

      Not the first time DDG let in a howler

  2. Podge
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    Near post tut tut

  3. liverpool01
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    lmao Man Utd

  4. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    18 from 6 on WC, cheers game

  5. Trophé Mourinho
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    from here on out he will be know as HAULER!

  6. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    yessss Palace hahaaaaa

  7. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    Martial hammy

  8. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    Martial potential hamstring injury?

  9. pundit of punts
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    Martial cramp only or something serious?

  10. SirStevieG
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    Please start Greenwood next game thanks Ole

  11. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    Vintage de Gea

  12. luk46
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    Couldn't be much better - Martial return, but Mancs still losing, great!

  13. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    DDG

    *Facepalm*

  14. dark91
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    Guess who lost the ball in midfield before the goal.
    Pogba

  15. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    Very poor DeGea

  16. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    Defences are all poor this year.

    Paying for assists!

    1. Trossard or not Trossard
      6 months, 7 hours ago

      That's why I'm playin with 3 in the back. I don't trust any side.

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    Has to be a defence out there with Coleman, AWB, Lundstram & Montoya...

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 7 hours ago

      I've last two. Turkeys coming home to roost.

  18. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    I’m actually done.

    AWB and Rashford straight back out.

  19. schwing
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    PALACE LOL!

  20. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    Getting at least 3 0-pointers this week

    1. SEYPULISIC
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 7 hours ago

      Can't believe my pick Luke Shaw is outscoring him right now lol

  21. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    Montoya & AWB 0 pointers lmao

  22. LJ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    DDG needs to move on

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 7 hours ago

      Not worth 30k let alone 350k a wk

  23. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    Full time in the Amex! We've got the three pts!!!!!! We march on!

    *aggresive Klopp-esque air-punches*

    1. Trossard or not Trossard
      6 months, 7 hours ago

      Congratulations!

  24. RealVirg
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    PVA g

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

    tell me how good
    does it feel?

  26. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    bullets dodged.

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 7 hours ago

      Haha. Glad I waited on manutd too

  27. Trophé Mourinho
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    No one in the world who have guessed southampton would get the only CS..

    1. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 7 hours ago

      😀

    2. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 7 hours ago

      Thanks that brightened up my mood after that defeat to crystal palace

  28. LangerznMash
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    3 players 12 points.
    Trippe Liverpool later.
    5 including captain tomorrow.

    1. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 7 hours ago

      Green arrow incoming

  29. SEYPULISIC
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    Jota Fraser Stones ➡ Pukki Martial SoyBoy (-4) success so far.
    1 goal 3 assists.

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 7 hours ago

      Now u need a hit to take martial out

    2. banskt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 7 hours ago

      who is this soyboy?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 7 hours ago

        Leicester lad, just got an assist

  30. FOO FIGHTER
    6 months, 7 hours ago

    Men UTD 🙂

    Said it many times. Stay away from their assets.