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The Fantasy Premier League players and teams to target for Gameweek 38+

Six-time top 5k finisher Zøphar talks us through every match of Gameweek 38+ and discusses his Free Hit draft.


The final Gameweek of the season is here and if last season’s concluding matchday is any indication, there are serious point gains to be made.

A total of 36 goals were scored in Gameweek 38 of 2019/20, with six different teams scoring on three or more occasions.

For this article, I will be looking at the various fixtures and identifying players which can help you make that final push, whether you’re on a Free Hit or making transfers.

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Chelsea v Wolves


Hope you have enjoyed the articles this season, I have certainly enjoyed writing them for you. Good luck!

*stats correct after Saturday’s match between Norwich City and Burnley


An FPL veteran of 10 seasons, Utkarsh Dalmia has been a member of the site right since 2009 and has finished in the top 5k in six of those campaigns, with a best finish of 17th in 2010. A Chelsea fan based in India, he relies heavily on statistics for his FPL decision-making process.

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1,013 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FALSE PROFIT
    • 6 Years
    23 days, 7 hours ago

    Some interesting numbers to think on foe next season
    With the season almost complete I found the following:
    My defenders (538 pts) contributed more than my forwards (534 pts). I only played more than 3 at the back 10 times and I played 8 captains in my forward line over the period.
    My goalkeeper has managed 186 points so far, which is a higher points per player than Defenders and Mids.

    What above tells me is outside the lucky stuff (Captains BB TC's) more ground can be made up by getting the right keeper and defenders.
    I shudder to think how much it cost Andy in ranking due to stubbornness in not changing to Pope earlier.
    Get your defenders right before looking at "differentials" IMHO

  2. Lignja
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 4 hours ago

    A. Martinez, Sthepanes, Auba, Martial
    B. Pope, Digne, Antonio, Fernandes

    Xxx
    Xxx, Pieters, Bardsly
    Salah, Kdb, Silva, xxx, xxx
    Kane, Jesus, xxx

    1. Johnny Leghorn
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 4 hours ago

      B

    2. Johnny Leghorn
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 4 hours ago

      But looking at those players I'd be concerned you have no one coming off your bench. With CL and FA Cup to come you may find you'll need the first 2 subs.
      Fantastic team on paper though - whichever option you choose.

  3. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 1 hour ago

    Not leaving FH to the last week anymore, too stressful.

  4. dee_top
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 1 hour ago

    Guys, any changes in my FH GW38+ squad??
    Pope
    TAA Bardsley Pieters
    Antonio Salah KDB Dilva
    Ings Auba Jesus
    Subs: Saka Cresswell Thomas

    1. Darragh82
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 5 mins ago

      Looks good, personally I would have a united player instead of Aubameyang, he has burnt me numerous times this year when I’ve been expecting hauls. I think martial or Bruno are better options and have a 5 man midfield. Good luck

    2. Mintu
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 19 hours ago

      Auba>Kane
      Kdb>sterling
      Look better to me Downgrading non playing mid and def or taa

  5. garriq
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    TripC for the final week.. Need to get this one right 🙂

    A) Auba v Wat
    B) KDB v Nor
    C) DSilva v Nor

    1. Flaps
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 20 hours ago

      Dilva

    2. fridge
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      Dilva seems safest to me

    3. Exeterslowly
      • 4 Years
      19 days, 17 hours ago

      Dilva is almost a guaranteed starter

  6. fridge
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 7 hours ago

    I am currently 20 points behind 1st and 20 points ahead of 3rd in my main cash money league

    I am looking to bring in differentials to the team in 1st which the team in 3rd owns. How does the below look for free?

    KDB & Jiminez > Dilva & Auba/ Jesus

  7. BusbySwede
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 6 hours ago

    Have Sterling & KdB in the team right now, should i bring in Dilva instead of Willian also in the mid or get Jesus instead of Vardy?

    The squad right now:
    Pope
    Aurier, AWB, Pieters, Doherty, Saiss
    Sterling, KdB, Bruno, Antonio, Willian
    Greenwood, Vardy, Jimenez

    1. Loftus Cheeky-Nandos
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      Prefer Dilva. Jesus is due a non-start and Vardy could turn it on - that utd defence doesn't look solid.

  8. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Yes!!
    Now get Kev off

  9. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    No not sterling. Get Kev off

  10. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Is this a silly set up for gw38?

    Martinez,
    Pieters, Neco Williams, Brandon Williams,
    Kdb, Silva, Sterling, Bruno, Salah
    Auba, Kane
    Subs, Button, Lamptey, Branthwaite

    1. Exeterslowly
      • 4 Years
      19 days, 17 hours ago

      So is N Williams going to start ahead of TAA?

    2. Loftus Cheeky-Nandos
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      Neco is a brave shout. He got taken off at half time against Brighton so not guaranteed 90 (or even 60) if he starts

  11. fgdu
    • 6 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    I played pep roulette with Sterling and won my ML (if nothing crazy happens)

  12. socmwils23
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    In a very tight battle for league. Is it worth swapping Salah and Foden for Sterling and DSilva/Mahrez? 4pt hit if so and rivals all have salah none have sterling. Any other ides on transfers gratefully received.

    Team currently is Martinez - patricio - Doherty - Gomez - VVD - maguire - Justin - Foden - Salah - Martial - Pulisic - KDB - Jiminez - Gayle - Greenwood

  13. popey
    • 2 Years
    20 days, 22 hours ago

    playing around with FH, which defence do you prefer;

    a) McCarthy, VVD, Pieters, Bardsley
    b) Pope, Aurier, Bertrand, Long

    if a) McCarthy or Martinez

    currently on A (bench Williams, Branthwaite).

    1. Exeterslowly
      • 4 Years
      19 days, 17 hours ago

      B)

  14. Gman
    • 9 Years
    20 days, 21 hours ago

    GW 38 starting 11:

    Pope
    TTA Pieters Tarkowski
    KDB DSilva Marial, Bruno
    Jesus Kane Aubam

    Any suggestions? Thinking 3 burnley will backfire if they concede. Replace TTA?

    1. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      20 days, 21 hours ago

      Who the heck is TTA?

      1. Gman
        • 9 Years
        20 days, 21 hours ago

        TAA* my bad

  15. disha123
    19 days, 18 hours ago

    mahrez or jesus ?

    1. Exeterslowly
      • 4 Years
      19 days, 17 hours ago

      Mahrez as Jesus played the full 90 mins last night and Mahrez did not even come off the bench

  16. Exeterslowly
    • 4 Years
    19 days, 17 hours ago

    Who would you triple captain...Kane or a man city player?

  17. wibblewibble1234
    19 days, 13 hours ago

    Hello, which of the 3 options?

    A: Saiss to Aurier (have Doherty already)
    B: Bruno to Son
    C: Both of the above for -4

  18. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    19 days, 31 mins ago

    FH options, thoughts? Really comes down to whether I go triple MC midfield with Sterling or go with Auba in search of golden boot.

    TEAM A
    Pope
    TAA - Mendy - Pieters
    Salah - Bruno - KDB - Dilva
    Auba - Ings - Greenwood

    TEAM B
    Pope
    TAA - Aurier - Pieters
    Salah - Bruno - KDB - Dilva - Sterling
    Ings - Greenwood

  19. megatron14
    • 3 Years
    18 days, 23 hours ago

    Kane trip cap?

    Can't be bothered playing Pep roulette this final GW. Need guaranteed starters (I have D Silva).

  20. Arsenal97
    • 3 Years
    18 days, 23 hours ago

    triple captain Mahrez ?

  21. Loftus Cheeky-Nandos
    18 days, 22 hours ago

    Ederson
    Bardsley, Tarkowski, Garcia, TAA
    Salah (c), KDB, Bruno
    Ings, Rashford, Greenwood

    Subs: Willian, Saint-maximin, Saiss with 1.4 itb and 1FT

    Want to make a change but don't know who to take out? Willian? Garcia? KDB? And who to bring in?