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

    OT trying to rival the Empithad.

    1. Les Bleus
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      In the 95th minute?

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

        Shouldn't you support your team till the final whistle?

  2. DandyDon
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Martial hamstring issue apparently. At least he signed off with an assist

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

      f

    2. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      How many weeks?

    3. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Enough $ for Martial to Son

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

    Anyone else with 3 Utd players and now crapping it?

    1. GREEN IS GOOD
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Every casual on the planet

      (I have 2 lol)

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Chickened out of Rashford and just got AWB & Martial in the end

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yup me to. Never get United players but I didn’t listen!

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      They won’t be facing Palace every week - don’t worry 🙂

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

    Ole's at the Wheel!!

  5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Martial is just adding time onto his recovery by staying on

    Get him off and get ice on it FFS

    They’re not winning this match anyway

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

    Lol United breaking records as usual.

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

      Ha ha

    2. liverpool01
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      lol

  7. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Yayyyyyyyyyy

  8. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    New Rule
    Never bench Cantwell

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

    And to think I almost hit WC for triple United

  10. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Good parting gift for Martial owners?

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

      The hype. He is lazy.

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

        He also has points 🙂 never mind the quality feel the quantity

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

      Parting?? I just bought him lol. Unluckeee

  11. Darth Crooks
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    AWB, Montoya and Digne playing, Cantwell sat on the bench... funny old game this

  12. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Thankfully didn't jump on the United defense train

  13. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Wildcard in the back pocket feels pretty good right now.

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

      Oh yes

  14. Sif
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    5 away wins 😮

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

    Who will Man U throw money at to be their manager when Ole gets sacked in a couple of months?

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Paul Scholes

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

        Similar amount of experience, ex-player, makes sense.

    2. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Jose is available 😀

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Teresa May probably

    4. GREEN IS GOOD
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Gary Neville

    5. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Won’t get a top manager being a mid table team

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

      Big Sam.

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

    was it tekkers who mugged Pog?

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

      yup - won it clean though

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

        yeah that's why I wasn't so sure it was him!

  17. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Perez to

    1) Lanzini
    2) McGinn
    3) Mount

    1. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Even Trossard is a good option. Tough one

      1. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I have Trossard, has City next though.

    2. liverpool01
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      1

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

      Same here. Mount seems good if not injured

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I did 3.

    5. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      what abiut cantwell?

      1. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Cantwell also a nice option. Have Pukki though so trying to balance it.

  18. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Ole mobile crashed

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

      Imagine if you had his number

  19. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Palace Rollercoaster locked in! 🙂 COYP!! Never beaten them in the premier league!

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

      Congrats

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Big yay

      Think we actually did tidy business in the window too - just not enough of it

  20. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    My moma always told me.. there'd be days like this... da.. da da da..da

  21. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Pogba to blame for both penalty misses, his actions last week put extra pressure on Rashford this week.

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

      Is that you Souness?

    2. Pras Scott Talent
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Lol - sort of agree

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

      Breaking news: Pogba causes climate change!

    4. Tiny Rick Mitchell
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He's also to blame for me being bad at football

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I’m convinced Brexit would never have even been thought of it weren’t for him

      Absolute virus

    6. Says
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Pogba didn't miss, his was saved by a good save. Rashford actually missed.

  22. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Utd denied two stone wall penalties despite var. Very unlucky to not get 3 points let alone 1

  23. thepeen555
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Lol ah united do still suck and I’m a fan. Thought 3 transfers wouldn’t make a blind bit of difference

    1. Tiny Rick Mitchell
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Haha you're a fan of sucking

  24. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Ahhh Man Utd, never change...

  25. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Martial out could bring in Greenwood

    1. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Alexis?

      1. ajay_kl +42
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        No

  26. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    What FPL needs in order to flag Martial ?

    1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Your approval

      1. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I approve it

  27. Tosa86
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    King out(6,4) for Who?
    Wesley, origi or other?

    I have 1 FT.

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      You got Pukki?

      1. Tosa86
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I have pukki e Rashford

  28. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I have an expensive back 4 + keeper.
    Total points 1!!!!!!!!!

    1. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      how many of them from Liv and Man City?

  29. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Wow, season over?!

    AWB 0
    Montoya 0
    Lundstram 0
    Digne 1
    Perez 2

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

      No

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Any hits taken or WC?

  30. Powers106
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Me and the other 2 Guaita owners are saddened by the loss of that CS when CRY won anyway!

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

      Great call

      I’ve been hammering away at how ridiculous his ownership is. Best value keeper on the market at 0.5 is hilarious