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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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*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. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    The tinkering continues! What do you think of this FH draft that gives me the power front 3 with as decent a mid as I can muster?

    0.1itb
    Martinez
    Aurier, Pieters, Bardsley
    Salah, Sterling, Dilva, Antonio
    Auba, Kane, Jesus
    (Martin) (Jones (liv), B.Williams, Simpson)

    Annoyingly 0.2 short of switching Aurier, Antonio > Diop, Martial which I think I’d prefer.

    What do u think?

    1. Obi Wan Elokobi
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Think the team is fine. Aurier and Antonio a better pairing imo

      1. Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Agree. Prefer your current selection.

        Close to my squad. Just I have robbo for aurier and kdb for sterling.

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Nice one thanks!

      2. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks mate!

    2. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Williams may drop tonight.
      If you got him at 3.9, move him to Giles, then get him again tomorrow when he’s 3.8.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks for the tip. Hasn’t actually put him in yet. Will check out the price changes coming in tonight

      2. Daddymac
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Got same starting 11 apart from Tarkowski instead of aurier think u be as well doing Burnley triple up (with long and getting martial). And I also squeezed in martial.

        Aurier could be going to a his brother funeral next week sometime I would think.

        Martinez

        Tarkowski pieters bardsley

        Salah sterling Martial Dliva

        Kane Jesus(C) Auba

        Martin Saka Bwillaims kilo

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Cheers. I’m not convinced the risk of a defensive triple up is worth it atm. One BHA goal (could def happen) and it’s curtains!

        2. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Also your TV is like 1.5m higher than mine!

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

      It’s basically the same FH team as I am currently on.
      Deliberating between Antonio and Man U midfielder also

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks mate. Atm Utd are starting to head down in my estimation. Also they share point hauls between them when they come. Antonio is a real force atm!

  2. Obi Wan Elokobi
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Thoughts on this top heavy free hit?

    Martínez (Button)
    Pieters, Bardsley, Aurier (Basham, Williams)
    Salah, Sterling, Dilva, Martial (Guen)
    Kane, Auba, Jesus.
    0.0 ITB
    Thanks guys

    1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Looks good mate!

      Captain?

      1. Obi Wan Elokobi
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        God knows yet. Will wait time see how mid week games go

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Looks great!

  3. Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Thoughts on this non-FH team?

    Pope
    Tarkowski VVD Digne
    Sterling D.Silva Bruno Martial Antonio
    Kane Jesus

    1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Good team. Any transfers left over?

      1. Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        No, this would be after my moves to get Jesus/D.Silva in for Wood/Pulisic.

        1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Nice transfers!

    2. Rt505
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Looks in good shape. Possibly change VVD or Digne for a punt in 38 but you don’t need to do anything to this

      1. Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        It would be for a hit so I will probably keep them. I do have AWB on the bench who will replace Digne if Everton look particularly bad tomorrow.

  4. PortoGuy
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Hi All
    2FT 0.5ITB TC
    What to do for GW38+?

    Martinez
    Doherty TAA Digne
    Mahrez Bruno KDB Salah
    Greenwood Jimenez Rashford

    Stekelenburg Taylor Simpson Guendouzi

    A. TAA + Mahrez to Pieters + Sterling

    B. Rashford + Mahrez to J.Rod/Maupay + Sterling

    C. Rashford + Mahrez to Auba/Kane + Antonio

    D. Rashford + Mahrez to Laca + Martial

    E. Jimenez + Mahrez to Jesus + Antonio

    F. Jimenez + Mahrez to Ings + Rich/Puli/Dilva

    1. Obi Wan Elokobi
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      C for me

      1. PortoGuy
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers bud

    2. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      F with Dilva.

      I just think Dilva on his last ever game is going to be huge.

      The whole team will be doing everything they can to give him an amazing last game and bs Norwich they have the platform to do that.

      I’m captaining him.

      1. PortoGuy
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks for sharing your thoughts mate

  5. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    By removing the # player to Pieters & Auba.

    Better or Worse?

    Ederson
    #Digne, Stevens, Boly,
    Salah, Kdb, Fernandes, C Sterling, Martial,
    Ings, #Vardy

    Button, Greenwood, Lamptey. Taylor

    .3

    1FT

    1. Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Good moves I reckon

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Rt505
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Good moves

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Ta

  6. Rt505
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Pick one for GW38 (have AWB already):

    A) AWB
    B) Tierney
    C) Aurier

    1. Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      B

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I have B and C but like C the best, Palace have nothing to play for and he's a baps monster.

  7. RamboRN
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Pope

    Taa Egan Sais
    Kdb sterling mahrez Bruno martial
    Vardy greenwood

    Subs martinez iheanacho kiko killman
    2ft 1.7m itb. Any changes you would do? I'm thinking vardy to aubam or kane for the first transfer.

    1. Saro0808
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      i already auba.i would on for now,as i will watch the arsenal's game.if auba scores,they definitely I gonna keep him,as he will pushing for the golden boot.or else I will transfer him for kane.he looks on fire atm.

      1. Saro0808
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        other options if your chasing.
        kdb to salah
        mahrez to d.silva ( due to his last game)
        I would get rashford to instead bruno (if you have freehit)

  8. Phil's Stamps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    My preferred City attackers are KDB, Sterling and Dilva, but after reading this article I tried a draft with Jesus.

    Have to go 4-3-3 to get in all the big hitters. What do you think?

    Martinez
    Aurier Bardsley Long Pieters
    Salah Sterling KDB
    Kane Auba Jesus

    1. Rt505
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Triple Burnley defence is risky but I like it

      1. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Yeah, in my other drafts I have two maximum, but it's the only way I can afford that front 6. No other defenders around 4.3 appeal, perhaps Diop if Villa are already down.

    2. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Aurier dropping tonight. Just in case you have him drafted already.

      1. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers for the heads up.

    3. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      My goodness that front 6 is staggeringly beautiful!

  9. ElliotJHP
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Latest FH draft, thoughts?

    Martinez
    Robbo Bardsley Pieters
    Salah Sterling Mahrez Silva Martial
    Rash Auba

  10. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Puli to dsilva ? Y or N

    1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Ye and captain him

    2. Rt505
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Yep

  11. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Anything here worth a hit? 0.1 ITB

    DDG,

    Alonso, TAA, Aurier

    Son, Mahrez, Dilva, Martial, Antonio

    Auba, Jesus

    Subs: Button, Tarkowski, Egan, Origi

    1. Rt505
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Not a fan of hits for one GW - rarely pays off. Hits are better when you have multiple gameweeks to get the benefits

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        It's the last week of the year. Live a little.

  12. Kun Tozser
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Final punt!

    Kane
    Auba
    Mane
    Sterling

    Choose only one!

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Raheem

    2. Rt505
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Sterling

    3. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Bloody hell thats tough.

      Gun to my head;

      Sterling
      Mane
      Auba
      Kane

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Sterling surely.

  13. Rt505
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    As someone without a FH in 38 I’m trying to guess what people will go for. Think I’m in the right place to find out!

  14. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Sterling or Kane (c)?

    1. Rt505
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Sterling

    2. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Id wait to see his gametime in 37.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Sterling is my (c) 37 lol, so hope he smashes it

  15. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Is it fair to say if Auba gets a goal or 2 against Villa he is the better pick for 38 over Kane? He'll have a decent shot at the golden boot.

    If he doesn't score against Villa he would need 4 against Watford last day? So then maybe Kane is the better pick?

    Or is that mad over thinking!

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Aubameyang only needs 3 doesn't or you saying Vardy scores v Utd?

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Auba because Watford are awful and Arsenal are playing very well.

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      My worry is Aubameyang hasn't ever scored a Hattie in the pl, so if he doesn't score v Villa he needs to get his 1st.

      1. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Are you saying that if Auba has no chance at the golden boot, he won’t score? That’s weird logic.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          No not at all , but will he score as many as Kane?

    4. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Vardy 3 ahead currently so if they tied surley he goes down to assist and Vardy as more. So ideally if Auba gets one at Villa. A hatrick last game against Watford he could take it if Vardy doesn't score at Utd.

      Fancied Auba all along just thinking out loud!

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        It gets shared like last year when Salah, Mane and Aubameyang all won it

  16. GuenDoozy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Saiss (che), Willian (wol) > Pieters, Dilva (-4)?

    1. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      yes

  17. Nas
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Just saw the man utd highlights. Wow! Watching De Gea now is just sad! I can’t even laugh at it any more. That 2018 World Cup wrecked the guy.

    1. Nas
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      If not for his wages it would have been better for him to just leave and go somewhere else and regain his confidence e

  18. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Which combo scores more next GW? Assuming 90mins for all

    A) Son & Kdb

    B) Jesus & Kane

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      B. Think KDB gets limited mins.

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      B probably. I really want Jesus for 38.

  19. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Jesus and Ings or Kane/Auba and any 5.7m striker that isn't Greenwood?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Hmmm Aubameyang and JRod

    2. Arctic monkeys
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      What's wrong with greenwood, thinking of giving him the 3rd slot with Auba and Kane. Enables quite a great team

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Already own him

  20. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Let's discuss gw 38+ captaincy: I am going to free hit so I have loads of options to choose from...

    Those I have on my watchlist are:
    A)Any (secured start) Man City star: Sterling & KDB and also D.Silva on his farewell performance
    B)Mo Salah in search of the golden boot
    C)P.E.Aubameyang in search of the golden boot
    D)Harry Kane amazing late season form as always with some great stats on the final matchweek of other years. Also great history versus Palace.

    What do you think?

    1. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      All good options mate. Go with who you want. Haven’t owned Salah since the restart- look forward to bringing him in on FH and captaining

  21. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Feels like everyone is FH'ing.

    I have BB left. Gonna be tricky to use with Foden and Nketiah. Will need to come up with some plans and pray for deadline news.

  22. ItOnlyTook9Years
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    TC for 38,
    A) Dilva
    B) another city player
    C) auba

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Not C. Because we're fairly certain Dilva plays I think he has to be the best pick; leaked team news might change that though.

    2. Irish Villan 1985
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I'm on Kane for the TC at the moment but could be tempted with Silva - He is surely a banker to play!!

  23. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Jimmy,Vardy and Doherty to Auba,Jesus and Brantwaite for -8?

    1. Irish Villan 1985
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Do you think Brantwaite will play?

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        He will be on my bench...

  24. Ruinenlust
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Kane or Auba? Can’t afford both

    1. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Auba

    2. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Auba if leading.
      Kane if chasing.

      1. Ruinenlust
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Who will score more points

    3. Irish Villan 1985
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Kane, Auba might be on reduced minutes with Final the following week?

  25. Pieters 4 Wood
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Another idea for WC

      Martinez
      VVD Garcia Pieters
      Salah KdB Bruno D. Silva Son
      Kane Lacazette

      3.9 Nketiah Lamptey Tanganga

      Means Lamptey drops to the bench, Garcia and Laca for Brantwaite and Jesus.

      Better?

    • Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A) Greenwood Dilva TAA (3-4-3)
      B) Jesus Aurier Long (4-3-3)

      Jesus is damn pricey these days.

    • Irish Villan 1985
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Lads, need some help....

      GW38 Current Team:

      Pope

      TAA, VVD, Alonso

      Salah, Fernandes, KDB, Pulisic, Martial

      Greenwood, Kane

      Thinking Pulisic to David Silva and triple captain on Kane? Thoughts?

    • OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      whats the FH38 template then......

      1. JustPark
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        3 from team against Norwich, few of those against Palace, Villa and Bournemouth. Pope, Pieters. Fill in the rest.

    • El Fenomeno R9
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Hmm maybe could end up with Auba,hows this FH looking?

      Martínez
      Aurier - Tierney - Pieters
      Salah - KDB - Dilva - Antonio
      Kane - Auba - Jesus

      (Bardsley - Williams - Douglas Luiz)

      1. Irish Villan 1985
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Great team!!

    • fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Any chance Lundstram starts v EVE ?

      He's on my BB, just wondering if Wilder might rotate him in...