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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. tm245
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Wow, United fell asleep there.

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

    Oh god

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

    lol knew AWB was a ropey choice

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

      Captain Hindsight spotted

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

    Palace can't score...hold my beer say Man Utd

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

    Ayew puns incoming

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

    Gooooaaaaaalllllll

  7. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    What a joke....

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Ayew serious

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

        Zahahaha

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

    Come on, ManU CS gone!

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

    Lindelof is really a bad defender

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

    Liverpool clean sheet now would be perfection.

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

      Stop. I can only get so erect

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

    Ayew serious?

    (First of season?)

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

    Well done Lindelof. Bra-vo.

  13. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    We love AWB, Maguire and de Gea

    If you never saw this coming... then.... that is sad

  14. Mr Peanutbutter
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 6 months ago

    trossard now playing striker

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

      oh sweet

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

      The stars are aligned. Just worried about them conceding a goal.

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

    Haha yes. I knew United defence was a wait and see.

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

    Lol - Ayew

  17. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Awey price?

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

    Sold Guilbert for AWB, LOL!

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

    :[

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

    Ayew serious! 😀 GET IN!!!

  21. Meinhoff
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Lindelof is so bad

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

    When you have triple Man U and Nicholas shouts..

  23. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    First league goal at Old Trafford for 15 years.

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

      That's entertainment.

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

    Scoutcast: I would rather have AWB than two liverpool defenders.

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Minus Az

  25. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    I told Ayew

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

    Get in my team Ayew

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

    Awb out of my team

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

    Palace a much better team away last year - counter attacking. No real surprise.

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

      I'm guessing you don't own United defence?

  29. tm245
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Swansea rampant today.

  30. EMBOLOFAN
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Tell
    Me
    How
    Good
    Does
    It
    Feel

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

      V
      E
      R
      Y

      G
      R
      A
      V
      Y