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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
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 12 days 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
    3 months, 12 days 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      B

    2. Johnny Leghorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days 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
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

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

  4. dee_top
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days 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
      3 months, 11 days 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
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days 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
    3 months, 11 days 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Dilva

    2. fridge
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Dilva seems safest to me

    3. Exeterslowly
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Dilva is almost a guaranteed starter

  6. fridge
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days 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
    3 months, 11 days 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
        3 months, 7 days ago

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

    2. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yes!!
      Now get Kev off

    3. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      No not sterling. Get Kev off

    4. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days 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
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        So is N Williams going to start ahead of TAA?

      2. Loftus Cheeky-Nandos
          3 months, 7 days 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

      3. fgdu
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

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

      4. socmwils23
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 days 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

      5. popey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days 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
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          B)

      6. Gman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 9 days 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Who the heck is TTA?

          1. Gman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            TAA* my bad

      7. disha123
          3 months, 8 days ago

          mahrez or jesus ?

          1. Exeterslowly
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

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

        • Exeterslowly
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

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

        • wibblewibble1234
            3 months, 8 days 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

          • stu92
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 7 days 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

          • megatron14
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Kane trip cap?

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

          • Arsenal97
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            triple captain Mahrez ?

          • Loftus Cheeky-Nandos
              3 months, 7 days 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?