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Martial comes through injury doubt to start for Man United

Anthony Martial (£7.6m) has come through his pre-match injury doubts to start for Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hinted that he wasn’t sure if the Frenchman could feature from the beginning in Gameweek 16 but it looks as if he might have been playing mind-games ahead of such an important match.

Martial’s presence means that Manchester United’s attack is largely at full-strength for their trip across the city, Marcus Rashford (£8.8m) and Daniel James (£6.1m) either side of him.

However, the main Fantasy focus of this match is naturally going to be on the hosts and, thankfully, there are very few shocks and surprises.

Raheem Sterling (£11.9m) and Gabriel Jesus (£9.6m) form two-thirds of the front-three with Bernardo Silva (£7.9m) also included in the starting line-up.

Kevin de Bruyne (£10.3m) and David Silva (£7.6m) are both present in central midfield while Angeliño (£4.7m) gets a second start in a row at left-back.

Manchester City XI: Ederson; Angeliño, Fernandinho, Stones, Walker; de Bruyne, D Silva, Rodrigo; Sterling, Jesus, B Silva.

Manchester United XI: De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka; Fred, McTominay; Rashford, Lingard, D James; Martial.

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1,597 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Clear penalty. Disgusting what's going on behinds the scenes.

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      lol

    2. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Agree clear pen

    3. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Stunning

  2. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    What the hell... VAR out

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Why do you think VAR was introduced? Look deep into it and you find the answer. They don't want this City team winning ever again.

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Hahahahaha that was a great one!!!

      2. Maddamotha
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Coming soon on Netflix! I cant wait!

  3. Lev Yashin
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    OK, which one of you has been spending my FPL funds?

    Apparently I'm 0.1m short of doing Jimenez -> Rashford.

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Wait for 2 GWs where rashford blanks n massive sales wud follow

      1. Lev Yashin
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I lik u. Yur smurt.

  4. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 12 days ago

      City assets failing going to kill ranks...

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        You were right all along mate everyone wishes they listened!

    • ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      The way Managers are chasing points this season is amazing, anf they do this with quick precision and aggression.

      Martial was out for everybody, now see how Managers will rush to bring back in only for his to go 3 games streak of blankness and massive sales take off again. Crazy FPL season.

      1. Maddamotha
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Martial is a good pick regardless tho. Ive said it all along, look at his stats. No players gets points every match.

        1. ZeBestee
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          C'mon, Martial has been ok but never a good pick, at least when I picked him up. Doesnt show up and moves around lazily. Rashford a much better United pick.

          1. Maddamotha
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Look at his stats? Because he blanked once for you he is bad? He has returned in every match Ive had him.

    • niko mate
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Never a penalty, no intend.

      1. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Definitely a pen purposely moved hand towards ball

      2. socho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Used to be a classic penalty call. Didnt know football changed.

    • Better Call Raul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Man City at 4/1 who's with me?

      1. MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        We will score one more so can city get 4 ?

        1. PUMPKINHEAD - the original,…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          We ?

    • Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Who is the most nailed CPL defender?

      1. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Guaita

    • Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Livarpool

    • Regin
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      City and Bayern losing on the same day. For bally monopoly broken. Just need barca to lose as well.

      1. Regin
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        *finally

    • zotter
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Assuming Liverpool go full team v Salzburg. What sort of team do we think plays v Watford?

      I would have thought strong but maybe Salah rested? Also robbo

      1. Regin
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I guess strong.

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Full, maybe Robbo.

        Can rest in the 1st game in Doha.

        1. Regin
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          There is no natural replacement for Robbo and he got subbed today.

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Amazon camera needed in the City dressing room ASAP!

    • TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Last Man Standing safety score with live bonus currently 12

      https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

      1. Lev Yashin
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Stop it.

    • sirmorbach
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Plot twist: Pep gets sacked before Ole does. lol

      Of course I am kidding.

      But then again, I am?

      1. mojoindojo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        * am I

    • sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Did Tomori, Salah, Greenwood -> Kelly, Alli, Rash for a hit. I guess it’s a success despite Salah’s heroics. Plus team looks more balanced for the future.
      So, well pleased. Come on Rash (and Kdb)!

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Should have dropped Kevin instead

        1. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Nah. I’ll keep him most likely. He’s just too good. Involved in every City attack.

      2. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Of course it's a success

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Who would you sooner ditch for Alli:
      A) Maddison
      B) Pulisic

      Have Vardy, no Tammy. Thinking Rashford Alli in for Laca ___

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        B

    • FOO FIGHTER
        1 month, 12 days ago

        How many points are Liverpool leading the table by 😀

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Only 11 from their rivals City.

          1. Hy liverpool
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            14?

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Look again 😉

      • Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        You should all be watching Barnet vs Flyde on BT Sport instead

        1. Leaf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I’m watching Luke Shaw so not much difference

      • Hits from the Bong
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        A. Kane and Martial
        B. Rashford and Alli

        1. Aleksei
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I am on B

        2. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          B

        3. Sailboats
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          B

        4. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          B

      • diesel001
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Looks like it is not Man City's lucky day today. Used up all their luck last season. Now it is Liverpool's lucky season.

      • Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        59 from 7 after BAPS any good?

        1. Slitherene
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          As if you have no idea?

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I need approval from other people constantly or I feel sad

        2. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          No, bad

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Thought so just wanted to see how badly I was doing

        3. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Not bad for a GW16 team.

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Huge praise coming from you babe

        4. Yoshioka
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Average

        5. Railwayman
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Extremely low.

        6. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          What's that now

        7. Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          50 from 4
          Stop bragging you f***

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Alright mate no need to show off your score

            1. Hy liverpool
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Look who's is talking?

              1. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Sigh

        8. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Ask yourself

        9. Yank Revolution
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Ask Yourself

        10. villa_til_i_die
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          You must be top 300k with that score now, surely!

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Maybe just maybe there is a conspiracy

        Wasn't the rule if it hit the hand deliberate or not it's a handball and penalty?

        Sure if that was Liverpool.....

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yep. Funny this wasn’t mentioned on commentary

        2. Regin
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          No. Only when an attacking players handles it deliberately or not, goal will be disallowed

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            This.

      • Regin
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Keep lacazette next week for city at home?
        Or get in rash or Tammy?

      • Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I don't know about the rest of you guys but I've been playing this game for over 10 years and this season seems to be so difficult to get right. Maybe I'm just jaded but it just doesnt seem as fun anynore

        1. au hasard Marvin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Chin up mate. Such is life.

          1. Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Oh it doesn't bother me as much as it used to. I used to let it ruin my weekends. I started focusing on the more important things in life!

            1. au hasard Marvin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Glad to hear it.

            2. sminkypinky
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I did too. And tbh O haven’t Hud the heights I used to when this was more important to me. Taken it more easy a few years already and feels better that way. That said struggling again this season. Or 300kish

        2. Super Saints
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Mate it's all luck so don't sweat it, very frustrating though I agree

          1. Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I wouldn't agree that it's all luck, but yeah, it's frustrating!

        3. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Never fun when you aren’t winning

        4. LÖrKingMuch
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          It's a marathon they say, not a sprint. 😉 Relax and enjoy.

      • Ole Trafford
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        That was not a pen he is going down with his hands behind his back and it gets hit at him from point blank

        1. Super Saints
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          He brought his hand out from behind his back to stop the ball

          1. Zim0
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            No he was balancing himself while falling. He's not a seal

            1. Regin
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Lok

        2. Regin
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yeah 50-50. Benefit of doubt.

      • in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        United fans in VAR room

      • Leaf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        So VAR was invented to help Man U and give even more pens

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I mean, the challenge on Rashford was a pen...

      • FPL ElasticO
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Is it worth doing these transfer for free??

        Zaha & Jimenez >>> Sissoko & Rashford

        1. Leaf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Sissoko !!!

          1. in sane in de bruyne
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Lol

        2. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I’d look for another to replace Sissoko

        3. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          No

      • Yoshioka
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Mahrez on for Bilva

      • DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Anyone watching the boxing, Dillian Whyte next. Then Povetkin Hunter and then finally AJ Ruiz, 2 fights left before the main event.