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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. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    almost Martial assist James goal

  2. Podge
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Anyone know what mobdro channel United are on ?

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

    James denied on the line, would have been Martial assist.

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

    A Noble goal ... 😉

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

      Yes, he's the pen taker and there was a pen.

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

        I am a Hammer ...

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

      +1

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

    Gray goal

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

    Gray G
    Hughes A

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

    Love this site!

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

      The site loves you too

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

    Gray bandwagon.

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

      U not on yet?

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

        No 🙁

    2. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Got him on wild card haha...

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

    No Snodgrass - no Haller goal. Pity.

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

      U have Haller?

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

        Nope.

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

          Ohh..I went Haller over Pukki this week xD

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

    Pukki having his cookies now.

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

      give the man a beer with them 🙂

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

    What a worldclass pass by Pogba

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

    Best English no. 10 at the moment?

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Pukki

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

        lol

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

      Barkley cough cough

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

      Maddison

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

      Barkley

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

      Probably Maddison but King does well when he plays behind Wilson sometimes too.

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

        King is Norweigian.

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

          He knows

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

            Doesn't seem like it.

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

          It’s a standing (unfunny) joke

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

            Lol okay.

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

        Any nibbles? 😉

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

      Maddison for me, think he'll kick on this season

    7. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Downing Street

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

    Trossard very dangerous!

  14. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    United with 90% possession. Which can only mean this ends 1-1

    1. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Absolutely

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

      Or a 96+1 goal for Palace. 1-0.

  15. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Hows Perez looking so far?

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

      like Andre Gomes yday

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

        Needa to go then.

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

    Maddison pts pls

  17. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    FPL towers putting a flag on Mount already? lol

    1. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Isn't it just cramp?

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

      Well he came off injured.

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

        Ice pack.

    3. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Whatever keeps the people away from buying him that’s fine by me

    4. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Came off injured

  18. hueycho
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Havin doubt over martial & rash...

  19. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Glad whoever in here really advised me against gray and Cantwell.

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

      I'm glad too.

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

      it's called competition mate, only one can be first at the end

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

      Should make your own decisions..

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

      I hate these posts

    5. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Surely that’s a good thing

  20. NestorC
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Gray plays, Gray scores

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

      Deeney our for about 2 months - Gray pretty much guaranteed a run of games.

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

    Lundy not scared to shoot a la Ruben Neves.

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

    Rashford doing everything, DFK’s, Corners, shooting, dribbling...

    Martial looking potentially dangerous also just by virtue of being on the pitch

    All it’ll take is a goal...

  23. Skloppy Kops
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Com'on Rashy.. Brace to go..
    You need to outscore Pukki as i chose you over him!!!

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

    How many Trossard chances shall be wasted today?

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Hope he give me some farewell points.. Mount incoming..

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

    United plays better when theybolan counter attack

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

      CHE like UTD. Steam run out of steam.

  26. Yome
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Martial to Mount if blank today?

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Nah

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

      No

    3. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Lol

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

    McTommy wins a dangerous free. Rash range.

  28. The Gobstopper
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    I know this type of question gets tiring, but how does Haller look? (I don't have access to that match...) I've tried to keep the faith that he'll come good, but after today's Pukki party (and two goals by Abraham) it's getting harder and harder to keep that faith...

  29. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    I hate Pukki (non-owner)

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

      Let me lick your tears away.

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

      Buy him

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

    Utd FK