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

    Anyone else having the worst FPL day ever?

    Every decent rise I've had this season has been followed the next week by an even bigger drop - so what's the point in even trying? And for the 2nd year in a row, I probably won't make the very very easy cut to get into the cup competition.

    My team covers most base, yet the few who it misses (Son, Rashford, Salah, van Dijk, De Bruyne) just seem to ALWAYS be hitting. It's very exhausting to always have the worst case scenarios occurring, no matter how improbable.

    ARGGHH!!!

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

      Try not owning Vardy

      1. Manani
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        went for the decision for getting C.Wilson insteadd of Vardy in my WC, just a game before his 20points haul,

        too stubborn to get him in now

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

      ^this
      Always seems to be 2GW's behind with my team. Fortunese got to turn at some point though

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

      Stick with it mate I've had a 1 million rank increase in 2 weeks not a brag still only 1 million rank overall like you I was losing a bit of interest

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

      Luck turning around for you soon, dont worry. FPL is very fun and also very frustrating.

    5. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Very similar situation here, every rise I make gets wiped the following week. It's much more competitive this season...

    6. Marc Jobling
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Currently on 15 from 6 players (Pope, TAA, Abraham, Mount, Alli, Sterling), forgot to add.

      Vardy (c), Soyuncu, Lundstram and Jimenez (Hayden from bench) is very template-y as well.

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

      A dead team in my ML has half his players red-flagged and got 14 pts total last gameweek....this week he is on 46 so far....Kane cap and Salah still in his squad.

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

      Fpl is a bag of $hit mate, when the fun stops..you know the rest

    9. Queens of the South Age
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Take this comment as advice. Was mine after a disaster of salah captain with kane vice last game week.

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/21275914

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

    LOL Micah Richards clueless.

    Expecting Fred to fall like a seal.

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

      Hahaha that'd be hilarious

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      😆

  3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Script is set for Man U 0 - 2 Everton

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

      Martial loves everton. So 1-2 probably

      1. Liberate HK - antichinazi
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        United needs Pogba to break park the bus defence

      2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        With a Fred assist

        Because, why not?

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

        Will he bothered to play that one though?

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Too pessimistic ... but that could still be happening

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Just delivering the script 🙂

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

      Everton to go on a similar run vs tough teams like last year 😀

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Holmes knows 🙂

  4. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I need a hug from someone. I sold Salah 🙁

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      *hugs*

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        🙂 Thanks buddy

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Before Bournemouth after his rest last GW?

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        For Alli however, After holding on to Mo since gw 1. Now, I want to spread the cash

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

          Well that isn't that bad. Nice 9 points from Alli and big money bro spend elsewhere.

    3. Jindaljain
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      After knowing that Mane was doubtful to play?

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

      :/

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      This week? For whom?

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Alli

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

          Not bad

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

      I find wearing a t-shirt which is far too small can give the effect of being hugged. Hope that helps.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Hahahaha

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

      I with you mate. \o/

  5. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    So glad I left Tammy for the minute. Got rashford instead.

    Now all the sheep are transferring Tammy out

    1. Cruz88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Are they? Before he plays Bournemouth? Mental

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

      I wasn’t sure so I held Jimmi

      But now I’m split on who to bring in

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

      Not the top players who compete with top 10k

  6. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    City could do with Stephen Ireland and Wright-Phillips.

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

      Georgi Kinkladze wouldn't go a miss.

  7. Salt'N'Pepe
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    WC activated this GW

    On 57 from 8 as things stand.

    Finally a bit off good luck after 4 consecutive red arrows.

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

      Getting Mane next GW?

      1. Salt'N'Pepe
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        saving FT team looks good for next week

      2. Oven Glover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He should probably wait until the midweek games are played...

  8. Kno
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Pope to Guaita worked out nicely I have to say.

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nice one me too, tomori pope to kelly Guaita

      1. Kno
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Flying high with those transfers. Just the best feeling when a ft pays off instantly

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

      Fair play.I went for Henderson, big difference in just 2 last games. Good choice whoever went for Guita.

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

    Sherlock Holmes Christmas Special, BBC1 Xmas night 9pm.

    Liverpool & VAR.

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

      😉

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

    Surely Mahrez needs to start more games consistently now.

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Take Bernardo off and then put Foden on. Shift KDB into Bernardo's position

  11. Halftime
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Swopped Martial for Grealish as he was flagged. Still there's always a chance of a Grealish return too.

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

    Ole said Martial would be out for a while ffs

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

      Thought he said he cud play a part for the city game

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

        I never saw that 🙁

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

      Tricked Pep.

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

        And me

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

      Martial was just afraid of facing Jose.

    4. Daniel - KTBFFH
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Mark sold him too for Pulisic

  13. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Dillian Whyte KO here easy work, Wach will be a big punch bag

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Box office or stream?

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

    New age city fans have never had it this bad as a city fan

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

      Most will start supporting Liverpool I assume

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

        Hahahahaha nice one

  15. Tambling5
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Gonna be grim this week. All those teams not changed since start of season with Salah, Kane, Rashford, Maguire, Vertonghen, Alli, VVD, etc getting massive scores. Che sera!

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

    KDB could break 20 crosses here.

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

      Does it matter for fpl?

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

        If Jesus gets his head on the end of one and scores, maybe.

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

    Why does pep rate b Silva so high? He runs a lot but neither scores much or plays attacking passes. Mahrez always w goal threat

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

    Angelino into the empty rows of the stadium

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

      Is there any other derby fixture in the league that wouldn't sell out? It's bizarre.

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

        It must be, find it very bizarre

      2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Check the ticket prices. Not that bizarre.

  19. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Schlupp and PVA injured

    Interesting. Who comes in? Riedewald?

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

    What a month we are ahead of, can rack up loads of points. Whatever your twist is enjoy your play, it's only a game. I've done Kane, Djenepo to Alli, Rashford for a hit. No regrets.

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

      +1
      Good luck mate. Ive decided to never captain Vardy again. I may be foolish but I'm certainly not a sheep

  21. Salt'N'Pepe
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    need one more goal from rashford

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

    Gazza
    TAA Lund Soy (Baldock Kelly)
    KDB Mane Son Alli (Dendoncker)
    Vardy Abraham Raul

    How wud u fit rashford into this team ?

    1. Yome
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      KDB to someone then Jimenez to Rashford

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

        Planning to keep KDB for d season - any other way ?

    2. Liberate HK - antichinazi
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Vardy --> Rash

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Noo

    3. AzzaroMax99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Alli to Grealish and Jimi to Rash?

  23. rozzo
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I will be selling KDB

    2 goals and 1 assist in last 8

    Check out Rashfords last 8 for a comparison

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

      Bit watching city games without owning his painful though 🙂

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Nope. He’s deep and does nowt! I was at the Newcastle game and apart from that goal he was awfully deep

  24. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Keep Zaha or sell?

    Palace's fixtures are great but the whole team don't look like scoring

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

      I don't think he's ever been a good investment this year.

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

      Keep for BHA unless he can become Son/Dele.

      1. CelticBhoy1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Dele is a stretch, have enough for Maddison or Richarlison though

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

          As a Maddy owner I want out after Noriwch so wouldn't advise jumping on for a week.

          I'd probably, reluctantly, keep Zaha this week.

  25. TOPCAT1960
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Template front 3 Kane, Vardy & Rashford ?

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

      Vardy Rashford Abraham

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Tap in Tam still

      1. TOPCAT1960
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        If he stays fit possibly Tammy, but the jury is still out

    3. Liberate HK - antichinazi
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      VAR

    4. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Kane who no one wanted four hours ago?

  26. Daniel - KTBFFH
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Congrats to TM for starting Kelly and benching Soy. Genius... I never thought about it

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

      That's brilliant tbh

    2. Oven Glover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      So you’re the opposite of a genius then?

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

        Harsh on the clueless to throw Daniel in with them...

        1. Oven Glover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I never thought of about that. Guess you’re right.

    3. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      How is it genius? What if Soy gets a clean sheet?

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

        That's why he isn't a genius 😀

      2. Daniel - KTBFFH
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Kelly got 2bp too, let's see if Soy will do it. AVL are good they can score easily.

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

          I know, everything is possible, let's see how will Soyu play, maybe he gets a sneaky CS.

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

    Massive tackle from Lindelof

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

    Walker takes out the dabber

  29. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Fred and Lindelof have looked like different players the last two games...

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

      Putting themselves in the shop window.

  30. AzzaroMax99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Next transfer is deffo Jimi to Rash. The man is a beast.