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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. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    A or B?
    A. Salah -> Mane
    B. Salah, Weghorst -> Bowen, Kane (-4)

    Thanks

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

      A

    2. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Out of those A, do you have Leicester players?

      1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I have Maddy

        1. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I'd be tempted with Vardy, but Kane loves gw38 too. Didn't really help you haha

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

      A

  2. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Thoughts? 1ft 1.1itb

    Schmeichel
    Cancelo Alonso Digne Tsimikas
    KdB Son Kulu Jota
    Kane Nketiah

    Pickford Vydra* Gordon Bednarek

    A) Vydra, Schmeichel to Toney, 4.0 -4
    B) kdb, digne, Vydra to Mount, TAA, Toney -8
    C) Kdb, Digne, Gordon to Barnes, Mount, TAA -8

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A

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

    Start Schmeichel or Dubravka?

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

      Schmeichel

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

        Thanks

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      S

  4. RamboRN
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Schmeichel
    Taa cancelo matip laporte james
    Kdb saka son maddison
    nketiah

    Subs werner, puki, kdh, foster.

    Do I swap werner to vardy for -4 and bench nketiah?

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

    FH team which

    A) madds azpi/alonso
    B) barnes james

    1. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A

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

      My FH below for my thinking

    3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A

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

    Best Cap?

    Schmeichel
    James, Cancelo, Alonso
    Mount, Diaz, Bowen, Son, Maddison
    Vardy, Kane,

    3.9, Sessegnon, Gelhadt, Tsimikas,

    .9

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

      Som

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

        Cheers

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

      *Son

  7. Mozumbus
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A. Foden
      B. Laporte
      Already have KDB and Cancelo
      Thanks

      1. Ayzay112728
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A

        1. Mozumbus
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Thanks

        2. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          A

          1. Mozumbus
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Thanks

        3. Ayzay112728
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Reckon my bench is going to play a big part this week, what bench order would you have this lot:

          1) Nketiah
          2) Mateta
          3) Mykolenko

          1. Pukki Party
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I agree with that

        4. Slitherene
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Salah, Pukki -> De Bruyne, Toney

          For a -8?

          1. Pukki Party
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I'd prefer getting in Mane or Vardy over KdB tbf

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

            Yes

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

            Go for it.

        5. MIGHTY JOE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Would you do Salah to KDB for -4?

          Leading ML quite comfortably. Rival got Mané

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

            Yeah

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

            Go Mane to block

            1. MIGHTY JOE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Cheers both

        6. Mikel Arteta
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Mahrez owners, what you will do with him?
          A) keep
          B) Foden (-4)
          C) Havertz (-4)

        7. Mr Ozil
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Which is better?

          A- Digne + Richarlison > Matip + Toney -4, play 4-3-3

          B- Coutinho + Richarlison > Barnes + Toney -4, play 3-4-3

          C- Coutinho + Digne > Matip + Barnes -4, play 4-4-2

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

          Mount and Eriksen or Bowen and Barnes?

        9. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          G2G? GL all! 🙂

          Schmeichel

          TAA Robbo Cancelo Laporte Davies
          Son(C) KDB Saka Mount
          Nketiah
          
(Foster, Pukki, KDH, Dennis*)

          1. MIGHTY JOE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Yep! GL

          2. Arn De Gothia
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            ready. jesus Rafa, we have same points... GL

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Haha! Nice! Best of luck mate 🙂

              1. Arn De Gothia
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Thanks. Think i go KdB (C) Would be nice to be in top 1000

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Yeah 3 digits always looks nice 🙂

                  1. Arn De Gothia
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    it sure does. whats your best?

                    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      110. Same season as yours I believe?

                    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      My teams also linked

                    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Actually you know that if you’ve seen my points haha

                      1. Arn De Gothia
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        sry, im lazy 😉 GL to us

        10. bso
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          DH to Bowen worth 4ph?

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

            Just

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

            Who's DH?

            KDH... Yeah.

          3. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Definitely

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

          Bowen or Maddison?

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

            Pondering this myself…

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

              It's the rest too and West Ham game is more important.

          2. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I thought Bowen was your "heart" pick. Stick with that

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

              Yep.

              Heads swaying heart thinking about Maddison points. I need 20 in 1 league.

              Gone differential captain..

              I actually think Leicester players could be subbed on 60 mins too. Sraet strong then into the squad and then ofd to the beach.

        12. Dannyb
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I have Sa and Martinez, with these benching rumours is it worth shipping one of them out?

        13. aapoman
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          So the only way I can get top 3 in my mini league is a risky punt with a captain. Curently I'm 5th and thinking about Mane. Any other suggestions? I could play safe and go with Son but everyone in my league will captain him and I don't care if I'm 4th or 10th.

        14. Klaren
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Any defenders up to 4.1 expected to play?

          It will be 2nd bench player on FH so not critical but would be good to have someone playing if any.

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

            Some chance for Amartey, slimmer chance for Tsimi.

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

              Think Leicester at full strength.

        15. Atimis
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Any hit ?

          Ederson
          TAA/Robo/Cancelo/Alonso
          Son(c)/KDB/Mount/Saka/Kulu
          Pukki

        16. Weeb Kakashi
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Jota Diaz Mane then?

        17. Ohh1454
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Start Pope or Dubraka?

        18. CR7 is Home
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Anyone worth the bench here, to get Toney for -4??

          Dubravka
          TAA Robbo Cancelo Alonso
          Son (c) Mount Maddison Zaha Foden
          Niketah

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

          Fh gtg?

          Schmeichel (Ward)
          Taa Cancelo Alonso (Henry, fodder)
          SonC Kulu Bowen Maddison LDiaz
          Kane Toney (Nketiah)

        20. Mr_Barbs
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Cash and smith Rowe to:
          A) Sessegnon + Eriksen
          B) Sessgnon + Barnes

        21. PartyTime
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Any leaks or rumors???!

          1. Mozumbus
              1 month, 16 days ago

              One guy said on my post there's rumour mount is injured, so I switched to Foden. Expecting heavy rotation from Chelsea anyways.

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

                Wow. People took hits for Mount

              2. PartyTime
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Thanks for sharing

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

                1 guy rumoured on Mount?

              4. The Mentaculus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Oh man, hadnt heard this! Luckily havent transferred him in yet but thinking of Maddi/Bowen instead

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

              Salah sat on his throne.

              He's just clearing his bowels pre match.

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

                😆

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

              Leicester full squad

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

                Oh thanks

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

              Martinez benched
              Salah benched
              Leicester full strength

              That’s what I’ve seen so far

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

                Thanks

          2. Casualspotted
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Any Chelsea team news?

            • Futureform
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Jesus - do we think he starts?

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

                Think I'm taking him out for Vardy for a hit

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

                  Interesting move.

                2. Big_Andy_GAWA
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  😮

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

                Yes

            • CoKane & Zohores
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              0.1 off Salah to Son and martinelli to Diaz.

              Should I go Salah to Mane or stick with Son and go Martinelli to Mount.

              1. CoKane & Zohores
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                I have Kane btw.

            • Lenred
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Jesus and Sess or Foden and Ashley Barnes?