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The Complete Guide to FPL Gameweek 38: Tips, captains, team news and best players

So, it all comes down to this.

Gameweek 38 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is where overall ranks are etched onto your season history page and where mini-leagues are settled.

Hits will be taken, captaincy punts will be gambled on and the occasional chip will be deployed. Or perhaps you’re doing none of these things, sitting tight while all around you opt for the all-or-nothing approach.

Whatever your strategy or moves this week, we’ve got all of our content for the upcoming Gameweek on this page to help with your transfer dilemmas and chip-related conundrums.

Don’t forget that the later-than-usual FPL deadline is at Sunday 22nd May at 14:30 BST, although it might not be a bad idea to have your moves confirmed a little before this cut-off point given the likely spike in traffic that the site will experience.

WHO ARE THE BEST FPL PLAYERS TO OWN FOR GAMEWEEK 38?




GAMEWEEK 38 TEAM AND INJURY NEWS


For more information, check out our Predicted Line-ups page and Injuries and Bans feed.

WHO IS THE BEST CAPTAIN FOR GAMEWEEK 38?


RATE MY TEAM AND POINTS PREDICTIONS


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EXPERT OPINION





STATS ANALYSIS


GAMEWEEK 38 TEAM REVEALS



BEST FPL MANAGERS’ TEAMS ANALYSED



NOTES FROM GAMEWEEK 37

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2,957 Comments Post a Comment
  1. European Bob
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    First?

    1. Bonus magnet
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Man City

      Second
      Liverpool

  2. DF Team
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Mane (C), it’s written

    1. Futureform
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Getting this feeling too.

    2. LC1
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yup! Brace at least 😉

    3. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      The FPL connoisseur‘s choice

  3. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    My final ever decision this season. 🙂

    Best pick?

    A. Davies
    B. Kulu (-4)
    C. James (-4)

    1. Sam (Team Sam)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Don't think you're in a unique situation with it being your last decision!

      I'd just play Davies.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Hahaha! That’s true! Although some people have a few to make and those on FH have loads 🙂

    2. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Thank you mate

    3. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Thanks

    4. LC1
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Thanks

  4. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Where are the team lineup leaks? 🙂

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Liverpool usual leak source at 2.45pm.

      Leicester City probably not happening, the çlubs onto him but today doesn't really matter for the foxes.

      People will need to make up their own minds.

      Bound to be some rumours.

      1. Bonus magnet
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        You mean her for Leicester

        Wink wink

  5. Futureform
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Salah - if he starts then which other TWO players make up the front 3?

    A) Jota
    B) Mane
    C) Diaz
    D) Firminho

    1. Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Diaz and mane

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Not Jota against his former club?

        1. Futureform
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Ah, do you think Jota will start then?

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 13 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I think Salah will start on the bench, based on Salah and the club say they want to be cautious.

            1. Futureform
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Ah I seem. So then probably Mane, Diaz, Jota

              1. Futureform
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                *Ah I see

    2. LC1
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Diaz and Mane

  6. Sam (Team Sam)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    De Bruyne, Mane, Sterling

    Closest rival has none of them, so I'm bringing one in to captain to hopefully catch up.

    Who is best?

    1. Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Kdb

    2. Futureform
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Mane.

    3. DF Team
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Both

  7. Junks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Start one... Who concedes the least ha....

    A. DDG
    B. Foster

    1. Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Ddg

    2. Futureform
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      DDG

  8. AshtonJ
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Play Dier or Tarkowski?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Dier

    2. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Dier

    3. tokara
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      D

    4. Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      D

  9. Maeki2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Salah or Kane?

    1. Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Kane

    2. Futureform
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Kane

  10. Heisenberg W. W.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Current Team

    Schmeichel
    Taa-Cancelo-Rjames-Alonso
    Son-Kulu-Saka-Salah-Raphina
    NKetiah

    Ramsdale-Pukki-Amartey Dennis

    1.Hold Salah
    Yes or No

    2. Kane or Vardy

    3. Maddison or Diaz

    4. Leading ML by 3pts
    -4 or -8

  11. marcos11
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Son/Diaz or KDB/Kulu?

    1. Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Son and diaz

    2. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      SD

    3. DoubleAKash
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Son + Diaz

    4. Better Call Raul
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Would you

      Salah -> Mane (-4)

      1. Futureform
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        It's all about does Salah start, isn't it?! So tricky!

      2. LC1
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I am doing this and captaining Mane

      3. MIGHTY JOE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Asking myself the same question…

    5. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Would you do Kulu to Maddy for -4, as an insurance to cover rival ?

      1. Heisenberg W. W.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Bit of a side way move imo

      2. Ruinenlust
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        No

      3. Futureform
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        If its cover and you can afford the -4, I'd go for it.

      4. marcos11
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Not for a hit, Kulu could well return

    6. brixtonBob
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Good chance of VVD playing ?

      1. PartyTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yes imo

    7. Ruinenlust
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Play White or Gordon?

      1. Futureform
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        White

      2. BurlingtonDriftersFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        same dilemma here - White, I think

      3. MIGHTY JOE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        White

    8. Akshatjazz
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Will you take out Zaha for Barnes and Saka for Diaz if chasing points ?

      1. Heisenberg W. W.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Keep saka get rid of Zaha

        1. Akshatjazz
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          thoughts on Alonso ? wat shld i do with him ?

          1. Heisenberg W. W.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Can go either way based on tuchel's comments. Depends who you have on your bench to cover

    9. tommo1989
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Is Coutinho to Mount worth it for a hit?

      1. Heisenberg W. W.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Not really as one return won't justify the move

      2. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Considering this myself.

    10. Teamok
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Saka or Nketiah in 11?

      1. Heisenberg W. W.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Saka

        1. Teamok
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Thanks

    11. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      choose one
      A) Salah, Gordon -> Diaz, Maddison (-4)
      B) Salah, Gordon -> Diaz, Mount (-4)
      C) Salah -> Mane (play pukki)
      D) Pukki -> Toney

      cheers

      1. Heisenberg W. W.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A or D

    12. Moose™
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      FH38. Going full differential compared to my ML leader.

      Dubravka (3.9)

      Alonso Matip Sessegnon (BWilliams Tsimi)

      Salah KdB Bowen Kulu (Brownhill)

      Lukaku Vardy(c) Toney

      How is she looking?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A bit brave if Alonso or Vardy don't start.

      2. marcos11
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Don’t know if Lukaku will start, would probably go Kane instead

      3. Mozumbus
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Salah and Lukaku to Mane and Kane still

        • HM2
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Mane over Salah

      4. Legohair
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Still no latest news about Salah?

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Likely no substantive news till 2.45 pm.

          I had heard he was preparing for the game.

      5. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Guys Rudiger zaha to matip mount -4? Especially if we get early news on Rudiger?

        1. Klaren
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          It’s Rudiger’s final match at Chelsea so would expect him to start.

        2. Mozumbus
            1 month, 14 days ago

            No

          • Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 13 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Tuchel has said Rudiger will start

        3. iL PiStOlErO
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Any suggestion of using last ft?

          Mendy
          TAA Cancelo T.Silva
          Son Saka Mahrez Maddison Gordon
          Kane Mateta Greenwood

        4. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Best player with a shot of two attacking returns? Go…!

          1. No Need
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Kane

          2. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Forden

          3. thegame983
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Maddison

          4. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Son

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 13 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              apart from Son 🙂

          5. Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Mane

        5. Atimis
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Too much of a gamble to hveToney -4 over Pukki?

          1. Mozumbus
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Yes, no hit

          2. McPollolocco
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Schmeichel or Ederson to start? Have also Laporte

            1. Gandalf
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Ederson

          3. Gandalf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Who to start?
            A. Matip (already have TAA)
            B. Toney

            1. MIGHTY JOE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              B

            2. Mozumbus
                1 month, 14 days ago

                A

              • Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                B

            3. iL PiStOlErO
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Typing fail on post above. GTG? Or cpt Sonny?

              Mendy
              TAA Cancelo T.Silva
              Son Saka Mahrez Maddison Gordon
              Kane(C) Mateta Nketiah

              Dubravka Gordon Veltman White

              1. MIGHTY JOE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                X2 Gordon? Would captain Son

                1. iL PiStOlErO
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Typo again, I am little drunk waiting for Milan to play his game, thats the main game for me today, this is just to finish season in best way. Cheers.

            4. Bubz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Would you sell Weghorst or Richarlison for Kane?

              1. MIGHTY JOE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Weg

              2. Mozumbus
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Obviously

                  1. Bubz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    ?

                    1. Mozumbus
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Weg

                      • WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        They were being glib- as phrased, your question was a yes/no one, not a which question.

                  2. Sun Jihai
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Weghorst

                  3. AC/DC AFC
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Weg

                  4. iL PiStOlErO
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Anyday

                • _Ninja_
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Which keeper to start S or D?

                  Schmeichel/Dubravka
                  James TAA Laporte
                  Salah Son Diaz Saka Mount
                  Vardy Jesus Nketiah

                  Coutinho KWP Doherty