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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. Jolly Good
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Lanzini is solid....

    1. PogChamp
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Will add him next week when I switch to 5 in the middle

  2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Was watching the Norwich vs Chelsea game in the Norwich stand, and as a chelsea fan it was very hard to keep my emotions together!

  3. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Why would a LB take a right cornor FFS

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Inswinger

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Who?

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Shaw

  4. buggyball
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 6 months ago

    lanzini assist

  5. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Looks like an easy week in LMS.

    -1 was the safety score after the early game.

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

    Watford are getting relegated.

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Too early for that. They have proven premier league players

  7. Four Hit Wonder
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Simple question. Mount or Tammy?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Neither.

      1. Four Hit Wonder
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Interesting view, sir.

    2. Four Hit Wonder
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Note they won't be playing soft defences every week.

    3. ChelseaGuy
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Mount but many options in midfield though

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      The one who started all 3 games, if he's fit.

      Tammy in now but no goal after 60 vs SU and he'll be subbed.

      1. Four Hit Wonder
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Cheers

  8. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Watford, Palace and Newcastle to get relegated?

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 6 months ago

      All of them have proven premier league quality. Norwich Sheffield and one other could be anyone

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      2 at most.

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Happy with your WC TM?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Early days, Martial is a bit meh.

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

      Southampton wont be far away.

    4. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Newcastle for sure

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      All possible. But not all of them. Newcastle in most danger I suspect

    6. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Have the 3 promoted clubs ever all stayed up?

  9. Wilshere Knowledge
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Annoyed Haller isn’t on pens.

    Has a better pen record than Noble. 🙁

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Same

    2. CostaCoffee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Would make sense to give him more confidence too

    3. Four Hit Wonder
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Everyone knew Noble is on pens except you two.

      1. Wilshere Knowledge
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Pretty daft comment.

        He was on pens prior to a player with a superb pen record arriving.

        To claim to know with certitude he’d take them after Haller arrived is ridiculous.

    4. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Same

    5. Carlton_Goal
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      You say that but Noble has been taking penalties at west ham as long as I remember and has always been pretty reliable. No reason to take them away from him

      1. Wilshere Knowledge
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Haller has scored 23 out of 24 though.

        1. Carlton_Goal
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          If I'm being honest I cant remember the last time Noble missed one either. A new player is hardly going to come in and take penalties off of the club captain if he is a really good penalty taker

          1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            True. But I think that he missed one, earlyish last Season. Not sure, though.

            1. Wild Rover
              • 10 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              21 of 23 according to Stelling

          2. Wilshere Knowledge
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            34/39

            Pretty good still.

            Like I say, I was hopeful, not expectant.

            1. Wilshere Knowledge
              • 7 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              35*

  10. mookie
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Deulo crossbar 🙁

  11. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    So many great budget mids emerging this season(6.5m or below). 3-5-2 looks the best structure imo

    Lanzini Mount Trossard Buendia McGinn Ceballos Cantwell

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Wouldn't start most ofbthem week in week out. Especially the ones from promoted teams

    2. Four Hit Wonder
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Or 451.

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Nah Kane/Auba + Pukki/Barnes/Kean/Wesley will be needed.

    3. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Got Lanzini and Mount in on WC this gw.

      Should prove to be great value.

      1. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Nice

    4. SkeletONv01
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Salah, Sterling, KDB, Martial, Mount
      Pukki, Rashford

      Looks ok 🙂 Cant believe i got tricked into playing 4 premium defenders preseason, always play 3-5-2/3-4-3, always 😛 Only thing that worries me about that front line is no Kane/Son, Son easy to get tho.

    5. Greasy Grealish Gang
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 6 months ago

      3-5-2 has been working out fine for now. So many midfielders I want in my team..

  12. SkeletONv01
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Would be great if Pukki + Cantwell would end up being this seasons Vardy + Mahrez :>

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I’d settle for Fraser Wilson repeat

  13. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Lanzini 😎

  14. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    lol

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Rashford slip denies a G after a good Maguire pass.

    1. Four Hit Wonder
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Tragic.

  16. Kane Toads
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    ...I bet someone out there TC'd Noble!...

  17. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Rashford more dangerous than Martial.

  18. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Feel bad to have held moral high ground about Pukki "bandwagon". Fear it might be more like Vardy 15/16

    1. CostaCoffee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      May be the decision that wrecks my season but I’m holding off just to keep my pride

    2. Four Hit Wonder
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      What was the moral high ground?

    3. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Moral high ground?

    4. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      “... moral high ground ...”. What?

    5. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Moral High Ground? What?

    6. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      jeese these moronic comments during match days...moral high ground...lol

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 6 months ago

        We know u captained him last week and have him. No need to disrespect others who have a different opinion

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          get off my back and jump onto your next victim you silly troll

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 6 months ago

            More name calling. Really mature. Simmer down it's only a game

  19. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    If it is Martial... it would have been a goal

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      He did the same vs wolves tbh

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

    Was Guilbert only in because Chester is injured for Villa? At 4.4 he could enable me to get KDB without losing Kane.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Came in for ElMo. Managers comments suggest both will get game time, probably best to avoid.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Replaced Elmo?

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      No he is in direct competition with El Mohamady, they could likely share game time...time will tell!

  21. Agger
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Rashford is shocking

  22. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Someone yesterday on a wc had lanzini mount and pukki. Great start if they didn't change it

  23. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    I don't have City Defence, Salah, Mane, KDB, Cantwell, Lundstarm, Mount, McGinn, Rashford, etc. but I'm still happy with team! This season is quite intriguing!

  24. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Ward down bleading

    1. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      bleating?

  25. Baked baines
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    everytime I refresh this page I'm invited to acknowledge the saliva in Martial's mouth

    1. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      It's baked beans

  26. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Cantwell covering Pukki for 2 mill less...anyone own both?

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      😀

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Played both today.

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      TM does

    4. Differentiator
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      No he didn't....

    5. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      TM

    6. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      All GW3 WC'ers should.

    7. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Own both...benched Cantwell 🙁

      1. SoapAFC
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Same, have to just be happy with the price rises

    8. LEEEEDS
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Owned both played both and benched mount :0o

    9. Klein
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Many

    10. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      o/

      No WC played.

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

      \O/

  27. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Where were those saying Pukki would get only 10-15 goals this season? He's almost half way after 3 games...

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

      How many do you think he will get?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Do not believe he is going to stop scoring.

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

          That's not an answer.

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Silly question, 26-30 Golden boot winner of course! 🙂

      3. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Minimum 15

    2. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      He is halfway already

      1. Four Hit Wonder
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        5/15 is 1/3 or 33.333%.

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          5x2 is 10, which in my book, qualifies as 10-15 😉

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 6 months ago

          but 5/10 is 1/2 or 50% lol

    3. Four Hit Wonder
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Nah, he's still likely to get 15ish.

      But I pity those who said he has a tough schedule.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Chelsea and West Ham defences are by no means a tough schedule

    4. Astronautovic
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      10-15 is a good score for a striker from a promoted team. I think he won't get more than 15

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Norwich are an all out attacking team though, absolutely no fear

  28. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 6 months ago

    How is Haller doing?

  29. The Invincibles
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Decided to wild card. Thoughts on this team?

    De Gea, (Button).
    Van Dijk, Laporte, Christensen, (Kelly, Lundstram).
    Salah, KDB, Mount, Ceballos, (Cantwell).
    Aubameyang, Pukki, 8.0m Forward.

    Looking for a striker and can't decide between Wilson, Abraham, or someone else.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Rather Sterling in there somewhere.

      1. The Invincibles
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Straight swap for Salah?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Could easily have both.

    2. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      If I'm wildcarding I"m getting Sterling in.

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

      No sterling. Mmmm

  30. Richarlidad
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Watford equaliser

    1. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Andre Gray (not sure assister)

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Smiled at those who went with WH defence because it was good rotation. They really are woeful at the back