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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. james 101
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Who would you rather have for the next few?

    A Kane
    B. Rash
    C. Jimmy

    (Other forwards are Vardy and Tammy)

    1. james 101
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Have jimmy just now. No hit required

    2. Another Hoops
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'm on Jimmy but potentially Rashford.

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thinking that

    3. KINGS
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cheers kings

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

    jimenez replacement?

    got 9.2m to spend, but don't want Rashford

    or should I just keep him and use the transfer to shift out Pope?

    1. james 101
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Why not rash?

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

        don't trust united's player. Also a united fan so don't want to own any of the players (weird I know)

    2. Another Hoops
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Keep him and save your transfer.

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

        I got 2 FT, so have to do something with it

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

          Rest of the team?

          You don't need to lose Jimmy now. I'm a transfer advocate, by the way

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

            Pope McGov
            TAA Soyu Lund Rico Kelly
            KDB Mane Alli Son Maddison
            Jimenez Tammy Connoly

            really not much to do, would be madness (IMO) to transfer anyone out but Jimenez/Pope

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

              Your team looks good for next week pal.

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

              Isn't Pope to Guaita kinda obvious? Save the other FT for the GW18 preparation (TAA and Connolly can become 3-4-3)

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

                yeah could do, just not a big fan of doubling up defence.

                but i suppose kelly won't get played a lot of times anyway

        2. Another Hoops
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Nothing bad happens if you don't do anything mate but yh let's see the rest of your team.

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

            Ignore the latter part of this comment after we both commented at the same time 😉

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

              🙂

  3. Warby84
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    With GW15 rank of 6.3m and 29 (-4) happy to say I am on 53 with 5 to play.. Took a risk on Salah C but paid off.. Phew..

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

    I have 2ft’s and still think I’ll have to go with no spurs attack next week. At least their away to wolves so won’t be a rout... I hope...

    1. james 101
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Why?

      Surely having alli and / or son is the obvious move

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

        I own Salah, Manè, Maddison and Mount who all have plum home fixtures next gw.

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

    Only the cool kids have Gazzaniga as their lone Spurs player. I'm a visionary!

    1. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Got him and Aurier, love to finally have a GK CS

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

      Seeing things for sure

    3. The Mandalorian
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      If that's your idea of vision you need to get out more 🙂

  6. BNMC
    1 month, 12 days ago

    @KINGS who are your 4 players that got 50 points? We were bottomed.

    1. KINGS
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Kane Son Kelly TAA

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Probably Kane or Son cap, Alli, Salah etc

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

    Next week Vardy effective ownership 180% again?

    1. BNMC
      1 month, 12 days ago

      For a home game against the worst defense in the league? I don't see why not.

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

        Norwich is no longer statistically the worst

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

      Mane will eat into more than he did vs EVE.

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

      No
      Mane

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

    Kelly is annoying.

    You wont want to play him every GW with 'better' defenders but you'll be fearing his points whenever he starts from here till GW30.

    Another perk of Guaita 🙂

    1. BNMC
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You own Guaita too? I got him in this week, 10 points.

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

      Quite

      Guaita is the pick.

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

      Essential first/second sub 🙂

  9. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    So captains Salah over Son was the correct decision afterlal, not sure why I got so stressed about it haha, now Vardy will get a goal and assist

  10. elchilangles
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    when is Janmaat coming back???

  11. Pad Randa
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Tomori, get out of my team, you useless sod. Kelly in.

    1. Pad Randa
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Also, with my Jimi > Tammy, expect a haul from WOL tomorrow 😀

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

    Keep Salah this week or sell him for Vardy? Would mean bringing in Alli as well, gonna captain Mane regardless.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Salah just hauled?

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

        Doesn't mean he outscores Vardy next week though does it?

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

      No Vardy been on an island somewhere?

  13. Bird Raymond
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Kelly 2bps! Every time the radio switched to that match they were saying 'mistake from Kelly, chance for Watford'.

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

      Hahaha

  14. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I actually started Kelly and now everyone's getting him from the bench !! grrr

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

      Same 🙁

    2. When a Mané loves a …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Boohoo

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

      Played Kelly benched Soy.

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Same here

        1. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          but Mane no feature so Soy will come on

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

            Mousett for me.

            1. Coys96
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              decent!

  15. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Kelly (BHA) a nice sub to come in for Aurier next week if the injury is serious.

    1. Pad Randa
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Same for me, just Chilwell for Aurier.

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

    Zaha heading for Barkley status.

    Hasn't had kick in two GWs.

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

      Yup I regret getting him and he could easily become Alli or likely a Villa midfielder in 2 weeks time for me.

  17. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    39 with 7 to play. Maybe my best week yet 🙂

  18. sirmorbach
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Lads, to those of you who watched the game: how did Mo Salah look?

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

      Better, good stats too but BOU are woeful.

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

        Thanks, mate! Cheers!

    2. When a Mané loves a …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Grizzly, beardy, a real man

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

        What a man.

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

      Good but it's giving me a headache...

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

    Where are all the nay sayers for the Pope to Guaita move?

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

      Didn't think there were many naysayers? Me and others said that him, Hendo and Ryan all looked good picks going forward.

  20. Totti
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    as usual
    8 points from kelly on the bench 🙁
    what an awful week

    started to giveup really this season 🙂

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

      Who did you play instead?

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

        TAA soyuncu lundstram

        and cantwell first subs and kelly secon
        cantwell will come instead of mane

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Relax 🙂

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

        hahahahahahha
        i'm relaxed but this game really annoys me 🙂

  21. Trophé Mourinho
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Rash to score within 5 mins

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

      Hope so. Using a free bet on him FGS and I’ve also brought him into my team this week.

  22. baps sniffer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Best max 4.7 def now? (Hendo,TAA, Robbo, Lund and Soy are others).

    1. Rashers
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Kelly

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

      Kelly

  23. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Andy Carroll captain next GW?

  24. Rashers
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Exact money for a -4

    Pope, Maddi and Ings to Gazzaniga, Grealish and Rashford

    Worth it?

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

      Nope.

      Ings - form
      Maddison - Norwich (H)
      Pope - Joelinton

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

      No

    3. Rashers
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Cheers

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

    Harry Maguire captain of Manchester United.

    Wow.

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

      Him and McTominay are the best leaders. Vocal in the changing room, and on the pitch.

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

        Nearly sure Dave saves has wore the armband previously.

        Would have McTommy wearing it!

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

    Any love for TAA to Kelly?

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

      Not before WAT.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Hell no

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

        Actually a sane 2/3 week move to get me from Soy to Pereira. Much prefer to be on Pereira as my premium defender.

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

      Lol

  27. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 12 days ago

    So UTD to cause upset?

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      For their fans

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

      ya upset our fans

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

      Hope not. Don’t want Klopp being able to afford more rotation in the league.

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

    Impressed by Liverpool. Loads of rotation and still very very good.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 12 days ago

      We are Liverpool 😀

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

      Its their season

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

      Sign of good team

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

      When lovren is injured, U just know its their season

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

      I think they wont lose any game this season

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

      That's Ian Graham. Recruitment has been perfect.

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

        Very much this

  29. LFox
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I was surprised to see 190,000+ transfer out KDB this week. Arsenal (a) next.

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

      (C)?

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

      People have to fit in Son/Alli somehow.

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

    Still cant understand what has vertonghen done to get more bps than Son

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

      CS BPS.

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

        then aurrer who may have created more chances?