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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. MTPockets
      1 year, 6 months ago

      lovely

    • Klein
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Young essential!!

    • Nice to Finally Michu
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Ole’s at the wheel

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

        Ole been caught out once agan = last season.

    • Royal5
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      What the feck was that Brighton players tackle all about? Horrendous

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

        Andone

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Shocking

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Lucky Young owners will have clean sheet!!!

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

        Came on at 33 mins so no

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

          mate

        2. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Oh then UNLUCKY

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

        Not played 60?

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

          mate

      3. Guy Demel
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Lucky
        Young
        Owners

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

      Scout Picks double ManU defense oops

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

      AWB ➡ ❓

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

        Young

    • Guy Demel
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Yanited cleanie gone is great news

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

        Not really

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

      Man Utd payed how much for Maguire?

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Lindelof is joke of a defende.. never liked him

    • Agger
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Imagine United assets blank.. I may as well deactivate my team

    • Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Hooray! Busted MUN clean sheets!

    • inactive
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      85m for Maguire is a joke.

      He should be saving that shot.

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

        It was Lindelof mistake not Maguire

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

          You missed the joke 😉

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

        Every top defender makes mistake

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

          But when it's a City defender, it's usually unpardonable.

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

        Blockhead vs Forehead

    • liverpool01
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      poor Man Utd defence wtf

    • Yome
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      AWB to Stones for next gameweek

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

        Stones, ha ha.

    • hueycho
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Same ole man utd

    • NestorC
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Guilbert to AWB for a hit went well. Best move this season so far.

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

      UTD meltdown.

      Martail and Rash on WC?

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

      AWB wildcard template pick #1 fail

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

      Where does this myth that Lindelöf is good come from?

    • ajay_kl +42
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I got AWB for attacking returns not CSs..

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      United, oh dear ...

    • juho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Normal service resumed for united?

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

      AWB all about the attacking threat anyway.

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

      AWB transfer this week looking peak

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

        mazza

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

      Palace are of course as everyone seems to think tied on for relegation. I still say in their customary place within a win at Goodson of finishing ahead of Everton as per last 2 seasons.

      Please don’t bookmark 🙂

    • Yoshioka
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Ayew Shaw?

    • SkeletONv01
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Lundstram and Kelly on bench, even if for 2 pointers, somehow good to see your 2 fodders for 4.0 getting game time 😛

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

        Yup

    • Differential (c)
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Redmond SOT! Ryan Save

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

        Wow.

    • Richarlidad
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Leicester's attack has been one of the biggest surprises this season. Thought they would score goals for fun but look pretty toothless.

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

        We're just setting up the right calibration. When we start scoring it will be like watching Brazil. (ish)