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

    Start Saka or Nketiah?

    1. Birdman77
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Saka

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

      Saka, for the pens.

  2. Bathman315
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Current team - 1ft, 0.2itb, Using TC
    Chasing ML he has Richarlison, Nketiah, Salah, KDB, Son

    Ederson,
    Robbo, E.Royal, Laporte
    Salah, Havertz, Kulu, Foden
    Richarlison, Ronaldo, Nketiah

    Bench: Raya, Amartey, Clyne, Dewsbury Hall

    A) Ronaldo + Salah > Kane (TC) + Mane (-4)
    B) Ronaldo + Salah + Richarlison > Kane (TC), Mane, Toney (-8)

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

    Toney - why so much love for him?
    1 goal in 8.

    What am I missing?

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

      It’s Leeds

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

      There's some needle between Leeds and Brentford ao there well up for relegating them.

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

        What's the needle for?

    3. AppleDunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Has a thing against Leeds

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

      Easy swap from Richarlson

  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

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

      I Would.

    2. ran
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Why not play Werner and bench Matip?

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

      Who to TC?

      1. KDB
      2. Sterling
      3. Son
      4. Kane

      1. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Son

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

        If chasing kdb, if winning then son

      3. Sailboats
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        3 or 4

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

        1

    4. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Any suggestions here greatly appreciated ? Considering

      A) Zaha to Bowen/Mount
      B) Cash to Sessegnon
      C) Cash and Zaha to Sessegnon and James -4
      D) your suggestions?

      Ederson
      Robertson, Cancelo, Matip
      Salah, Son, Maddison, Kulusevski, Zaha
      Nkietah, Rodrigo

      Sanchez, Mateta, Cash, Jonny 1ft .8 itb

      TIA

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

        salaH->KdB

    5. Tartan Brazilians
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Saka to Foden for a hit? No Man City and chasing. Rival has Saka and Mahrez.

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

        Depends if chasing.

    6. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      who score more:

      A Sessegnon
      B white +4

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

        B

        Arsenal could get back to winning and cs since Everton is on beach.

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

      Salah -> X (c)

      A) Mane
      B) Son
      C) KDB

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

        B the obvious one

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

        Mand

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

          Mane

      3. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Captain Salah 😉

      4. Casualspotted
          1 month, 16 days ago

          A

        • ILOVEBAPS
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          B

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

          c

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

        Who else is planning to have some lunch now and fully expecting to forget to make their moves?

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

          Nobody tbh

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

            Ha!

        2. Milkman Bruno
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I’d say most are focusing on making their moves fully expecting to miss lunch

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

            Ha. I need to follow this approach I think!

        3. Perthite
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Bit late for lunch & dinner here

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

            Yeah, forgot about the internet is the whole world!

        4. DycheDycheBaby
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Watching the F1 so definitely will forget haha

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

            Ah, yep, will definitely go wrong! Ha!

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

        Getting close to decision time.

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

          Bowen for you, Maddi for me? Think I'm a bit put off Mount now

          1. TopBinFC
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Why no mount? I have but should I get rid?

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

          Pick the best option:

          A) Salah & Coutinho to Foden/KDB & Maddison

          B) Salah & Weghorst to Foden & Kane

          The 2 incomers would complete the below:

          Schmeichel
          TAA Cancelo James Matip
          Son (c) Mount Kulu
          Nketiah

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

            a with kdb

        3. Casualspotted
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Really want James ahead of Sessegnon but unsure will he start

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

            C Son or Mane?

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

              Son's EO will be very high.

              Mane if chasing!

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

            Team and bench gtg?

            Schmeichel
            James Cancelo Robertson
            Son (c) Mount Barnes Zaha Foden
            Kane Toney

            Ramsdale Sessegnon Nketiah Mykolenko

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

              GTG i prefer Ramsdale over Schmeichel today?

              A. Mahrez to Diaz B. Cash to Alonso C Both for a -4 .If B or C Nketiah becomes 1st sub on a 5-4-1 Ramsdale, TAA, Robo, Cancelo Davies, SON, mahrez, Zaha, Saka, Kane Nketiah (Pickford, Cah, Rich KDh)

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

                I would do both - just hope Alonso plays but you have bench if so

                1. Crunchie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Cheers

            2. Goooo Rickie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              I would play Sess over Zaha but thats just me.

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

            Giz a leak, Tommy T!

          • CoracAld2831
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Still undecided, apologies:

            My team:

            Schmeichel
            Laporte-Cancelo-TAA
            Saka-Salah-Son(c)-Mount(vc)
            Pukki-Nketiah

            Foster-Mateta-Gordon-Cash

            Please pick an option for the above team (managed to narrow it down to two):

            A: Salah -> Mane (Free)
            B: Salah, Pukki -> Maddison, Kane (-4)
            C: Other, please specify?

            Leaning towards B.

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

              b

          • Wolfman180
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Should I be worried with Alonso, James and Havertz and a pretty dead bench?

          • PascalCygan
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Chasing. Captain?

            (Rival has Kane and Son)

            A) KdB
            B) Kane
            C) Toney

            Cheers!

            1. Milkman Bruno
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 16 days ago

              A

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

                Cheers

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

              Kdb

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

                Ta

            3. Tartan Brazilians
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 16 days ago

              KDB

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

                Obliged

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

              a

          • mr messi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Countinho to Diaz for a hit?

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

              Yes

            2. Tartan Brazilians
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Yes

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

            This good for differentials?

            Salah, Ramsey & Nketiah to Maddison, Mount & Jesus (-8)?

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

              Yeah

            2. FC Hakkebøf
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Only good if your chasing badly imo

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

                Thanks both

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

              Will Mount and Jesus start?

          • TimoTime
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            So salah is benched? Where’s this rumour from? Worth -4 to KDB or Mane?

            1. Goooo Rickie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Yes

            2. Die Hard
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Or Son

          • FC Hakkebøf
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Play James or Nketiah?

          • DycheDycheBaby
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            If James is out then I'm really screwed. Cash incoming lol

            1. Goooo Rickie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              James

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

                Is he out ?

                1. DycheDycheBaby
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Rumours that Chelsea have heavily rotated..

          • andre_c
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Best defender under $5.5?

            1. Die Hard
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Sessegnon

          • umerlfc
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Diaz or Maddy?

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

              Diaz

          • JabbaWookiee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Ok so it’s Salah and Richarlison to Kane and who?

            A) Maddison
            B) Diaz
            C) Foden

          • Mikey44
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Ramsdale
            TAA Robbo Alonso James Cancelo
            Salah Saka Son Maddison
            Nketiah
            Subs: Dubravka Pukki Broja Delph

            A. Salah to Mane (FT)
            B. Salah to KDB (FT)
            C. Salah + Pukki to Mount + Vardy (-4)
            D. Salah + Pukki to Kulu + Kane (-4)

            Please pick one. Thanks

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

            SCENES

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

              Why?

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

                Just can’t keep up on here

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

            Barnes or Maddy?

            Leaning somehow towards Barnes

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

              Maddy imo

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

              Southampton concede so many chances on the flank Barnes is on. That would sway me for. This week only.