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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


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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. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Anything worth a hit?

    1.7m ITB

    Martinez
    TAA Robbo James Cancelo Alonso
    (c)Mane Son Foden Bowen
    Nketiah

    Foster Pukki Gordon Dennis

    1. DF
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Nope. Reckon you've got points on the pine with pukki

      1. DF
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Which should be the title of a song or book

    2. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Martinez isn't playing today.

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Foster will come in then or do you think a hit for a keeper is worth it?

        1. Tsssst
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          What if Foster is benched

  2. jaywills
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Afternoon guys.
    I am chasing by 24 points in my ML.
    He has Son, I don't, and will likely captain him.
    So who should I captain as a differential:
    A) Mane
    B) Kane
    C) Mount

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A

    3. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A

  3. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Alonso & James owners playing both?

    1. RedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yep

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Got rid of both on FH

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Ballsy

    3. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yep

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Ta

    5. AutoFill 2021
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yep

  4. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    No Salah means Mane will go nuts

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Hopefully!

  5. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Will Richarlison start?

  6. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Salah/Ramsey out for -4 to:

    A) Son/Maddison
    B) Son/Bowen

    Also have Barnes, Kane and Kulu

    1. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A

  7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Leicester full strength

    Teamnewsandtix

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Boooo

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Means Barnes?

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        starts

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Excellent. Vardy coming in I think.

  8. rozzo
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Sa
    TAA Robertson Cancelo Laporte James
    Son Kulu Mount Maddison
    Kane

    Foster Broja Dennis Ramsey

    1ft
    1m itb
    7k

    Want to consolidate top 10k

    Any ideas here?

    Sa to Alisson or Edersen possibly or even Lloris?

    Thanks

  9. Nightcrawler
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    If Martinez is on the bench that's very unprofessional of villa

    Have to respect teams with something to play for. Howe respecting the relegation battle

    1. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Villa just saved Coutinho and Ings for this match and didn't play them in the more winnable fixture.

      1. DF
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Saving coutinho is a bit of a stretch. I reckon they're itching to drop him. He's nowhere near buendia at the moment.

    2. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      He's been struggling all week

    3. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Where are the Martinez benched rumours coming from?

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Some chap called Villans .. apparently trusted source.

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Thanks

    4. Ram sey Coq uel in
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Can't see Gerrard weakening his Villa team in any way , certainly not in order to help City beat Pool to the title . Personally I'd have thought the opposite , he will do everything he can to stop city winning the title surely .
      He maybe Villa manager now , but he's like a stick of rock , cut him in half & he'd say Liverpool through & through .

  10. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Teamnewsandtix:
    Am told Leicester are full strength.
    I asked specifically about Barnes because you guys asked. He starts.

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Then not so full strength

    2. P-P-A-P
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Is Rebeka face timing again.?

    3. artvandelay316
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Maddison?

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Keep the leaks flowinggg

  12. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Kane + Maddison
    Mane + Pukki + 4

    Only Liverpool is Trent. This is gonna go to the wire.

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      M & P +4

  13. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    AndyFPL says he has news that Leicester are FULL STRENGTH today … from trusted source apparently

  14. Merlinho
    • 13 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Dubravka (Ramsdale)
    TAA/Robbo/Alonso/White (Johnson)
    Son(c)/Mount/Saka/Kulu (Ramsey)
    Kane/Richarlison (Mateta)
    0FT £2mITB

    One last advice post this season. I’m nervous about my bench with Richarlison a doubt. 4 point hit for Mateta to Toney worth it?

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Can you do richarlison to Jesus?

      1. Merlinho
        • 13 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Possibly but I’m avoiding City as Liverpool fan, could be a hedge I guess!

  15. Nightcrawler
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Deadline in an hour ?

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      yep

  16. artvandelay316
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    It seems quite likely Richarlison doesn't start. I don't have any decent bench cover for him, so it makes taking some sort of hit an easy decision for me. But question is which one and how big a hit?

    A) Richarlison to Toney for -4
    B) Zaha to Bruno Guimaraes and Richarlison to Vardy for -8?
    C) Richarlison to Nketiah for -4
    D) Zaha to Luis Diaz and Richarlison to Toney for -8?

    Cheers.

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Son might be a differential captain at this rate with so many chasing punts...

    1. P-P-A-P
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Good point 🙂

  18. highsguy
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    FH team - do I need City and how to get there?

    Alisson
    TAA James Alonso
    Son Saka Madd Mount Diaz
    Toney Kane

    Foster Sess Gelhardt Fodder

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yes get city now Martinez is benched

  19. JohnnyRev7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    FH team. Chasing 29pts. Who to captain?

    Raya
    James / Matip / Sessegnon
    Diaz / Son / KDB / Maddison / Eriksen
    Kane / Vardy

    Steele / Amartey / Gelhardt / Tsimikas

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Vardy

      1. JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Yeh, the 'full strength' comment makes him a viable option now. And fun!

    2. Nightf0x
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Son

      My fh team

      Kepa
      James robo sess
      Diaz son kdb mads mount
      Kane toney

      Stele kely tsi richard

  20. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Leicester City full strength with Barnes et al starting.

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Triple Leicester attack?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Last week!

    2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Last home game, we’re always going to be

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        *were

  21. Mozumbus
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Who is most likely to start:
      A. Foden
      B. Grealish
      C. Gundogan

      1. Miro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A for sure

      2. PascalCygan
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A

    • PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Who to captain if chasing?

      Rival has Kane and Son

      A) KDB
      B) Toney
      C) Kane
      D) TAA

      Ta(a)

    • SuperHansCrack
        1 month, 16 days ago

        If City win the league, Villa get a a Clause bonus in the Grealish deal. Grealish wins league in year 1=extra money for villa. Martinez dropped for this reason

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Barnes or maddison?

        1. Viper
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Maddison

        2. Viper
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Actually, Barnes

        3. Nightcrawler
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Barddison

      • mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Website crash incoming

      • Viper
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A. Martinelli -> Mané

        B. Pukki -> Kane

        C. Broja -> Vardy (Bench Pukki)

      • Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        If I bring in Vardy … who to bench?

        A. Zaha
        B. Nkeita

        Thanks

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Tough one but A

      • Gizzachance
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Why the Richarlson doubts?

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          He's played a lot of minutes lately

          1. Gizzachance
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            True but it’s him or Watkins our for me to bring Kane in, Watkins has the toughest game, could he be benched?

      • Mattious8
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        30k overall.

        Already won my league, up by 90.

        Who should I C, I don't mid being risky.

        A. Diaz
        B. Maddison
        C. KDB

        I have Son, but he's too sqaure for me.

        1. tokara
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          C

        2. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          B … and hope for another 9-0

        3. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          A

        4. Mattious8
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Have KDB right now. I would assume he goes all 90. Maddison should play most against a team that's worse.