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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. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 hours ago

    Not much positives today except Pukki... However, my plan of bringing in Haller got confirmed...

    1. Garlana
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      Sadly for you it will be everyone else's plan too.

    2. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      Next 2 fixtures are good. Don't think I can afford him unless I WC. Might go for a mid instead.

  2. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 22 hours ago

    My mate capped Rashers. On 7pts from 8

    1. Essan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      Ouch!

    2. SEYPULISIC
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      Oof.

    3. Zlatanzo
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      If that first pen was actually awarded then it'd be a totally different story

  3. Trophé Mourinho
    6 months, 22 hours ago

    what kind of points are people on and how many left?

    1. Essan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      18 from 3

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 22 hours ago

        17 from 3 here

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      22 from 5. I came out alright considering I didn't have Pukki

    3. Pratik
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      7 from 5, Heaton got 6 😀

      1. mookie
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 22 hours ago

        Ouch

      2. Trophé Mourinho
        6 months, 22 hours ago

        ouch, -8?

        1. Pratik
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 22 hours ago

          Heaton (6), Montoya (0), Wan-Bisakka (0), Robinson (1), Rashford (0). It happens!

    4. mookie
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      19 from 4

    5. SEYPULISIC
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      21 from 5.

    6. Trophé Mourinho
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      28 from 7 for me

    7. AzzaroMax99
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      23 (-4) from 5.
      Waiting bps for Pukki and Vardy.

    8. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      19 pts
      6 left, all Pool+City

    9. Says
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      18 from 6

    10. GetupStandup
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      28 from 6

    11. GetupStandup
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      Rashford(c) lol

  4. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 hours ago

    Feels like the perfect time to WC. After a full 3 GWs of data, think that's enough to determine who are the good picks. Just need clarity on the Cancelo/Walker/Zinchenko situation, really.

    1. Zlatanzo
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      3 GWs still not enough for me

    2. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      If it wasn't for the international break coming soon (gross), I think I would. I'm thinking GW5 is smarter

      1. pumpkinhead
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 22 hours ago

        Me too

      2. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 22 hours ago

        That is the earliest for me

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      Last week was better. Tons of price changes to take advantage of.

      But since I had KdB and a bunch of FTs, I was happy to hold off.

  5. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 22 hours ago

    Heaton, Martial and Pukki getting me some points at least.

  6. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 22 hours ago

    This GW needs some calm, rational analysis in the member's section.

  7. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 22 hours ago

    Can't wait for these 5pm games as AWB & Martial are a lock for points against a piss poor Palace team!

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      Savage

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 22 hours ago

        Haha trouble is I'm only taking the piss out of myself as I own both 🙁
        (but at least I didn't wildcard the in...small mercies)

        1. pumpkinhead
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 22 hours ago

          Fair play! WC in the pocket is a nice feeling

  8. Garlana
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 hours ago

    Anyone double up on Everton and utd defence on their WC?

    1. SEYPULISIC
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      Someone have Everton triple DEF.

  9. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 22 hours ago

    16 from 5 🙂

    Pukki saving GW currently.

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      Wouldn't say saving but better to have then not.

  10. Hits from the Bong
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 22 hours ago

    Martial and Rashford to Mount and Haller too knee-jerky?

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      I'd wait to see what the injury news is on Martial.

    2. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      How bad is Mount's injury?

      1. Skalla
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 22 hours ago

        Did not look too bad for Mount was more like a deadleg.

    3. Hits from the Bong
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      Think Martial’s looked worse than Mount. I’d be happy doing Rashford to Haller if Martial is okay

  11. Trophé Mourinho
    6 months, 22 hours ago

    def bringing in hauller this week

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      Cool - which team does Hauller play for?

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        6 months, 22 hours ago

        Haller, he hauls like :p

        1. pumpkinhead
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 22 hours ago

          🙂

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 22 hours ago

        Whichever team you don't support.

        1. pumpkinhead
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 22 hours ago

          You're smart. Thanks.

  12. Tosa86
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 22 hours ago

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

    I have 1 FT.

    Other forwards are pukki and rashford, i have only 6,4 to spend

    1. gwitbrock
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      I like Wesley or Gray (with Deeney out for 2 months)

  13. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 22 hours ago

    Mount flagged

    Calf injury - 75% chance of playing

    1. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      A calf is a serious matter, he might not play after all

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 22 hours ago

        Eh. If it's cramp that's not a big deal.

  14. Trophé Mourinho
    6 months, 22 hours ago

    ooof 690k to 160k, im sure Harry Kane will mess that up tho 🙁

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      Hopefully - Need him to come good and for Sterling to stay quiet for once!!!

  15. Trophé Mourinho
    6 months, 22 hours ago

    Holebas worst player in the game to own? I think he is big contender

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      I did a lol @ this 🙂

  16. Trophé Mourinho
    6 months, 22 hours ago

    think I play Cantweel over Trossard enxt week? Hhmm hard decision, Tross has City but he could still score. I guess I watch MOTD see how Cantwell looked. Pretty sure Cantwell was probably awesome again tho

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      Cantwell might be starting for me also if Tony-M really is dead

    2. Skalla
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      He was good but so was Trossard, very tough choice that one!

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        6 months, 22 hours ago

        yea very tricky, annoyingly I was actually going to start Cantwell this week and bench Moura. But in the end I took hit for Moura>Martial due to price rises and decided it was inevitable I would do Moura>Martial anyway so did it a week early and benched Cantwell. Martial got an assist so its not too bad but the -4 grates a bit.

        Martial maybe has an injury so maybe it will all work out and even if I bench Trossard he could feature for Martial

  17. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 22 hours ago

    Who's your auto sub for Montoya & AWB?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      Lundstram

    2. Skalla
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      I have AMN coming on for Rashford , lucky me!

      1. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 22 hours ago

        Bad news.

  18. jason_ni
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 hours ago

    Deeney is priority to move out, I have 1ft and money itb to bring in haller.

    Do I just leave perez for now? Not worth a hit out.. or is it!?

    1. Skalla
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      Yep leave Perez over Deeney atleast he is starting!

      1. jason_ni
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 22 hours ago

        Just to sure if perez out for a hit is worth it.. prob not...

  19. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 22 hours ago

    Live Score has Pogba assist but FPL have Martial...Nice surprise, Tony M still essential! 😉

    1. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      It 100% was martial assist.. played a one 2 with rashford and martial played it off to James

  20. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 22 hours ago

    AWB, Digne, Montoya, Perez and Rashford all combining for 3 points.

    Wonderful 🙂

  21. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 22 hours ago

    Assuming no other injuries,

    VVD,Greenwood > Haller,Zinc(-4)?

    Pope Heaton
    TAA VVD Digne KWP Montoya
    Salah Sterling Mount Martial Dendonker
    King Pukki Greenwood

    £1.9m itb

  22. Trophé Mourinho
    6 months, 22 hours ago

    watford are that atrocious im actually benching holebas vs newcastle for Lundstram vs chelsea.

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  24. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 22 hours ago

    If Pukki is today for example 170% in price change will he start from 70% today?

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 22 hours ago

      Nope. Back to zero after rise/fall

      1. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 22 hours ago

        Okay thanks. Then the rise will be a bit milder