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

    Never a free kick, open your eyes ref

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

    Rashford poor FK

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

      What else is new?

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

    I dont know, i hate Man City, imagine any other PL team getting Mahrez, he would be in the foundations of the squad, great FPL option also, in City he gets 3 assists firt match of season, then gets benched. City is ruining FPL 🙁

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

    Please random 1 nil scores across the board please, can't stand all these clean sheets!!!

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

      Man U CS lost, please can next one be Brighton??? Bye bye Ryan/ Dunk etc?

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

        Nice one cya Sheff defence Lund

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

          Right Dunk time to get wound up and lose your CS

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

    Rooney or Beckham or Pirlo would have scored

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

      Zola. Ronaldo and Shearer say hi

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

    If Lundstram doesnt score or assist hes out of my team. 😀

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

      Said no one ever

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

      Trade him now.

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

        shipped out already for Kelly.

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

    I just hope i dont get burned by Auba and Perez, thats all. No worse feeling than selling a player that produces the following GW

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

      Yeah, having a player for like 5 GWs+, he doesnt deliver, you did provide him with (C) at least twice, you get rid and he hauls massive, and the player you got blanks 😀 Worst feeling 🙂

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

    Daniel James, Todd Cantwell, McTominay

    Good to see youth diving around

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

      Lingard is playing too.

  9. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Martial, Rash > who for -8? Have Cantwell, Pukki

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

      Has to be Mount/Tammy then 🙂

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

      Gray and McGinn obvs

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

      Calm yourself. 😉

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

      Can’t tell if serious or not

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

    Rashford wasting opportunities here.. can see Ole bringing Pogba back on set pieces soon.. time to switch to Pukki

  11. How Mina You
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Perez looks completely out of his depth.

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

      Greenwood deep on my bench.

  12. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    James struggling. Greenwood warming up

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

    Cathcart goal plz 😛

  14. mxstro
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Anything more predictable than a Rashford freekick?

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

      Pukki goal

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

      A Benteke clean sheet

    3. LFC466
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      pukki party?

  15. dark91
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Can someone remind me why Rashford is taking FKs?
    Can't remember seeing him scoring any before

      1. dark91
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Oh yes. Didn't remember this one since I was very young back then

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

    Rashford baps taking a hammering with all these FKs off target

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

      Worst case, double up on Rashsford and Martial = fail.

      Double up on AWB and Maguire = no attacking returns.

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

    Pukki is having a party.

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

      And it never stops

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

      It will last the whole season

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

    Montoya almost scoring from a Trossard pass would've been disastrous

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

      Oups. Own both.. heart breaking

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

      omg...

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

    Rashford really isn't as good as he/others think, infuriating to watch most of the time.

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

      But but all the legend goals he recreated....

  20. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 6 months ago

    looks like Norwich are the real deal. Man kicking myself a bit, I knew Cantwell was scoring this week and originally I was going to play him with Moura on the bench. Then my knees jerked and I did Moura>Martial so Cantwell on bench saying hi 🙁
    Oh well I guess, just wiash I didnt -4 to get martial in

    1. Bartowski
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Read that as 'licking myself a bit'

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

    Shaw struggling.

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

    Shaw done. Young inc.

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

      At least Young could take a better fk then Rashy

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

      Or not 😮

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

    WTF shaw and james

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

    Rip shaw

  25. Skalla
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Ashley Young is back!

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

      UTD fans excited!

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

    Why are so many United players getting hurt...

    1. Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      "It's been a warm day today"

    2. Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Ayew serious?

  27. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Luke Shaw dead

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

    Shaw 1 pointer. I hate you you fragile piece of glass

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

      Did the grass hurt you too much you mug

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

    Shaw hammy 🙁

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

    Shaw hammy