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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
    6 months, 23 hours ago

    OT trying to rival the Empithad.

    1. Les Bleus
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 23 hours ago

      In the 95th minute?

      1. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 23 hours ago

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

  2. DandyDon
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 23 hours ago

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

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 hours ago

      f

    2. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 23 hours ago

      How many weeks?

    3. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 23 hours ago

      Enough $ for Martial to Son

  3. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 23 hours ago

    Anyone else with 3 Utd players and now crapping it?

    1. Game Over
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 hours ago

      Every casual on the planet

      (I have 2 lol)

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 23 hours ago

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

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 23 hours ago

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

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 hours ago

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

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 23 hours ago

    Ole's at the Wheel!!

  5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 23 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

  6. SirStevieG
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 23 hours ago

    Lol United breaking records as usual.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
        6 months, 23 hours ago

        Ha ha

      • liverpool01
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 23 hours ago

        lol

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 hours ago

      Yayyyyyyyyyy

    3. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 23 hours ago

      New Rule
      Never bench Cantwell

    4. Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 23 hours ago

      And to think I almost hit WC for triple United

    5. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 hours ago

      Good parting gift for Martial owners?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
          6 months, 23 hours ago

          The hype. He is lazy.

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 23 hours ago

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

        • SEYPULISIC
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 23 hours ago

          Parting?? I just bought him lol. Unluckeee

      2. Darth Crooks
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 23 hours ago

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

      3. seewhyaxe
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 23 hours ago

        Thankfully didn't jump on the United defense train

      4. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 23 hours ago

        Wildcard in the back pocket feels pretty good right now.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
            6 months, 23 hours ago

            Oh yes

        2. Sif
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 23 hours ago

          5 away wins 😮

        3. Bartowski
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 23 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
            6 months, 23 hours ago

            Paul Scholes

            1. Bartowski
              • 9 Years
              6 months, 23 hours ago

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

          2. Daniel S.
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 23 hours ago

            Jose is available 😀

          3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 23 hours ago

            Teresa May probably

          4. Game Over
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 23 hours ago

            Gary Neville

          5. ‘Tis the Season
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 23 hours ago

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

          6. SEYPULISIC
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 23 hours ago

            Big Sam.

        4. BrutalLogiC
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 23 hours ago

          was it tekkers who mugged Pog?

          1. pumpkinhead
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 23 hours ago

            yup - won it clean though

            1. BrutalLogiC
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 23 hours ago

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

        5. ZeBestee
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 23 hours ago

          Perez to

          1) Lanzini
          2) McGinn
          3) Mount

          1. mixology
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 23 hours ago

            Even Trossard is a good option. Tough one

            1. ZeBestee
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 23 hours ago

              I have Trossard, has City next though.

          2. liverpool01
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 23 hours ago

            1

          3. BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 23 hours ago

            Same here. Mount seems good if not injured

          4. Little Red Lacazette
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 23 hours ago

            I did 3.

          5. Tonyawesome69
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 23 hours ago

            what abiut cantwell?

            1. ZeBestee
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 23 hours ago

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

        6. Nice to Finally Michu
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 23 hours ago

          Ole mobile crashed

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              6 months, 23 hours ago

              Imagine if you had his number

          2. Luka - Man Like Serbia
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 23 hours ago

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

            1. BobbyDoesNotLook
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 23 hours ago

              Congrats

            2. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 23 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
            6 months, 23 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
            6 months, 23 hours ago

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

            1. Here Comes The Son ★
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 23 hours ago

              Is that you Souness?

            2. Pras Scott Talent
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 23 hours ago

              Lol - sort of agree

            3. Dr Van Nostrand
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 23 hours ago

              Breaking news: Pogba causes climate change!

            4. Deulofail
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 23 hours ago

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

            5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              6 months, 23 hours ago

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

              Absolute virus

            6. Says
              • 9 Years
              6 months, 23 hours ago

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

          5. Nightcrawler
              6 months, 23 hours ago

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

            • thepeen555
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 23 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
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 23 hours ago

                Haha you're a fan of sucking

            • tiger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 23 hours ago

              Ahhh Man Utd, never change...

            • Freshy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              6 months, 23 hours ago

              Martial out could bring in Greenwood

              1. Daniel S.
                • 10 Years
                6 months, 23 hours ago

                Alexis?

                1. ajay_kl +42
                  • 9 Years
                  6 months, 23 hours ago

                  No

            • Daniel S.
              • 10 Years
              6 months, 23 hours ago

              What FPL needs in order to flag Martial ?

              1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
                • 6 Years
                6 months, 23 hours ago

                Your approval

                1. Daniel S.
                  • 10 Years
                  6 months, 23 hours ago

                  I approve it

            • Tosa86
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 23 hours ago

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

              I have 1 FT.

              1. Super Saints
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 23 hours ago

                You got Pukki?

                1. Tosa86
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 23 hours ago

                  I have pukki e Rashford

            • Kopkloppers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 23 hours ago

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

              1. Daniel S.
                • 10 Years
                6 months, 23 hours ago

                how many of them from Liv and Man City?

            • Super Saints
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 23 hours ago

              Wow, season over?!

              AWB 0
              Montoya 0
              Lundstram 0
              Digne 1
              Perez 2

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 23 hours ago

                No

              2. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 23 hours ago

                Any hits taken or WC?

            • Powers106
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 23 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
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 23 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