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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
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    OT trying to rival the Empithad.

    1. Les Bleus
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      In the 95th minute?

      1. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 8 hours ago

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

  2. DandyDon
      27 days, 8 hours ago

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

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 8 hours ago

        f

      2. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 8 hours ago

        How many weeks?

      3. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        27 days, 8 hours ago

        Enough $ for Martial to Son

    • Burger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Anyone else with 3 Utd players and now crapping it?

      1. Game Over
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 8 hours ago

        Every casual on the planet

        (I have 2 lol)

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        27 days, 8 hours ago

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

        1. ‘Tis the Season
          • 1 Year
          27 days, 8 hours ago

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

      3. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        27 days, 8 hours ago

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

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Ole's at the Wheel!!

    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 8 hours 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

    • SirStevieG
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Lol United breaking records as usual.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
          27 days, 8 hours ago

          Ha ha

        • liverpool01
          • 1 Year
          27 days, 8 hours ago

          lol

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        27 days, 8 hours ago

        Yayyyyyyyyyy

      3. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        27 days, 8 hours ago

        New Rule
        Never bench Cantwell

      4. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 8 hours ago

        And to think I almost hit WC for triple United

      5. COK3Y5MURF
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 8 hours ago

        Good parting gift for Martial owners?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
            27 days, 8 hours ago

            The hype. He is lazy.

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              27 days, 8 hours ago

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

          • SEYPULISIC
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 8 hours ago

            Parting?? I just bought him lol. Unluckeee

        2. Darth Crooks
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 8 hours ago

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

        3. seewhyaxe
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 8 hours ago

          Thankfully didn't jump on the United defense train

        4. Blind Ghost
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 8 hours ago

          Wildcard in the back pocket feels pretty good right now.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              Oh yes

          2. Sif
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            27 days, 8 hours ago

            5 away wins 😮

          3. Bartowski
            • 9 Years
            27 days, 8 hours 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
              • 1 Year
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              Paul Scholes

              1. Bartowski
                • 9 Years
                27 days, 8 hours ago

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

            2. Daniel - The Veteran
              • 10 Years
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              Jose is available 😀

            3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              Teresa May probably

            4. Game Over
              • 3 Years
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              Gary Neville

            5. ‘Tis the Season
              • 1 Year
              27 days, 8 hours ago

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

            6. SEYPULISIC
              • 2 Years
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              Big Sam.

          4. BrutalLogiC
            • 4 Years
            27 days, 8 hours ago

            was it tekkers who mugged Pog?

            1. Recklesss
              • 4 Years
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              yup - won it clean though

              1. BrutalLogiC
                • 4 Years
                27 days, 8 hours ago

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

          5. ZeBestee
            • 5 Years
            27 days, 8 hours ago

            Perez to

            1) Lanzini
            2) McGinn
            3) Mount

            1. mixology
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              Even Trossard is a good option. Tough one

              1. ZeBestee
                • 5 Years
                27 days, 8 hours ago

                I have Trossard, has City next though.

            2. liverpool01
              • 1 Year
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              1

            3. BobbyDoesNotLook
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              Same here. Mount seems good if not injured

            4. Little Red Lacazette
              • 2 Years
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              I did 3.

            5. Tonyawesome69
                27 days, 8 hours ago

                what abiut cantwell?

                1. ZeBestee
                  • 5 Years
                  27 days, 8 hours ago

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

            6. Nice to Finally Michu
              • 6 Years
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              Ole mobile crashed

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                  27 days, 8 hours ago

                  Imagine if you had his number

              2. Luka - Man Like Serbia
                • 7 Years
                27 days, 8 hours ago

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

                1. BobbyDoesNotLook
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  27 days, 8 hours ago

                  Congrats

                2. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  27 days, 8 hours ago

                  Big yay

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

              3. camarozz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                27 days, 8 hours ago

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

              4. Wild Rover
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                27 days, 8 hours ago

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

                1. Blind Ghost
                  • 2 Years
                  27 days, 8 hours ago

                  Is that you Souness?

                2. Pras United
                  • 7 Years
                  27 days, 8 hours ago

                  Lol - sort of agree

                3. Dr Van Nostrand
                  • 3 Years
                  27 days, 8 hours ago

                  Breaking news: Pogba causes climate change!

                4. Deulofail
                  • 3 Years
                  27 days, 8 hours ago

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

                5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  27 days, 8 hours ago

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

                  Absolute virus

                6. Says
                  • 8 Years
                  27 days, 8 hours ago

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

              5. Nightcrawler
                  27 days, 8 hours ago

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

                • thepeen555
                  • 3 Years
                  27 days, 8 hours ago

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

                  1. Deulofail
                    • 3 Years
                    27 days, 8 hours ago

                    Haha you're a fan of sucking

                • tiger
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  27 days, 8 hours ago

                  Ahhh Man Utd, never change...

                • Freshy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  27 days, 8 hours ago

                  Martial out could bring in Greenwood

                  1. Daniel - The Veteran
                    • 10 Years
                    27 days, 8 hours ago

                    Alexis?

                    1. ajay_kl +42
                      • 8 Years
                      27 days, 8 hours ago

                      No

                • Daniel - The Veteran
                  • 10 Years
                  27 days, 8 hours ago

                  What FPL needs in order to flag Martial ?

                  1. Cpt Crunch
                    • 5 Years
                    27 days, 8 hours ago

                    Your approval

                    1. Daniel - The Veteran
                      • 10 Years
                      27 days, 8 hours ago

                      I approve it

                • Tosa86
                  • 2 Years
                  27 days, 8 hours ago

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

                  I have 1 FT.

                  1. Super Saints
                    • 3 Years
                    27 days, 8 hours ago

                    You got Pukki?

                    1. Tosa86
                      • 2 Years
                      27 days, 8 hours ago

                      I have pukki e Rashford

                • Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  27 days, 8 hours ago

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

                  1. Daniel - The Veteran
                    • 10 Years
                    27 days, 8 hours ago

                    how many of them from Liv and Man City?

                • Super Saints
                  • 3 Years
                  27 days, 8 hours ago

                  Wow, season over?!

                  AWB 0
                  Montoya 0
                  Lundstram 0
                  Digne 1
                  Perez 2

                  1. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    27 days, 8 hours ago

                    No

                  2. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    27 days, 8 hours ago

                    Any hits taken or WC?

                • Powers106
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  27 days, 8 hours 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
                    27 days, 8 hours 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