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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


Members can check out our points projections here.

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. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Any hit??

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

    1. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Good luck all!!

      1. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I’m considering Pukki -> Toney but haven’t decided

  2. Longlatini
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    I have Son and KDB

    Rival doesn’t have Son and is 31 points behind

    Do I captain Son or KDB?

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Captain Son

    2. PompeyUpNorth!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Son 100%

    3. Die Hard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Son

    4. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Does rival have KDB?

      1. Longlatini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Yes that’s what making me think (c)KDB to cover that

        He also has Kane though

  3. The Count of Monte Cristo
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    2.9m ITB-- anything worth a hit here to ensure full XI?

    A) KDH --> Maddison (-4)
    B) Dennis --> Toney (-4)

    Schmeichel
    TAA -- Cancelo -- Alonso -- Matip -- E.Royal
    KDB -- Son (c)-- Mount -- Saka
    Richarlison

    Foster -- Pukki -- KDH -- Dennis

  4. SectareFidem
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Cancelo or Robbo? I have KDB and Diaz from City/Pool

    1. Mozumbus
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Got Cancelo with KDB and Diaz

        1. SectareFidem
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Thanks, will stick with Cancelo!

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Any early team news fellas?

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Leicester full strength, Chelsea heavy rotation. Salah bench. Emi Martinez out

        1. European Bob
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Where'd you see that about Chelsea bro?

      2. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Kane has travelled, Leicester full strength (barnes starting), Salah and VVD benched

      3. JBG
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Rumours of no Martinez for Villa.

        1. Lindelol
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Why?

          1. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 23 days ago

            No one has time for "whys" today!

      4. Claudio555
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Is it confirmed that VvD is benched?

      5. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Cheers all

    3. Mozumbus
        2 months, 23 days ago

        A. Mane + Bruno Guimarães + Rudiger
        B. Diaz + Foden + Cancelo
        Thanks

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          B

      • umerlfc
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Maddy or Diaz?

        1. Mozumbus
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Diaz

          • Zero
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            A

          • Steiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            The latter

          • Zladan
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Maddison.

            Expect Diaz to get limited minutes once City are 3-0 up at HT.

        2. Better Call Raul
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Mount the better pick than Díaz imo, is he nailed?

          1. Zero
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            No, coinflip imo

        3. Forza Papac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Richarlison > Jesus -4?

          1. Rbyrne95
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Yes 100%

          2. Birdman77
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Yup

        4. Thanos
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Any ManC team leaks?

          Want to know if I should get KDB or Sterling?

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            KDB is the safe pick

            1. Thanos
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Yeah. Leaning that way

          2. MIGHTY JOE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Always gonna be KDB

        5. Mr Ozil
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Maddy or Barnes?

          1. Birdman77
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Maddy

        6. Zero
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          A) Kane + Barnes
          B) Vardy + Jota

          Thanks, appreciate it's a tough question and any thoughts are appreciated!

        7. afsr
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          where's the mount injury rumour coming from?

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I've not seen it at all &bive only seen you say it... so from you?

          2. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Nowhere

          3. Casualspotted
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Where did you read it?

            • Mozumbus
                2 months, 23 days ago

                One guy responded on my post here, not surely this is not where it started from. I switched Mount to Foden.

              • Brehmeren
                • 12 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Have you just started it?

            • Zladan
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              1) Foden/KDB & Madders

              or

              2) Foden & Kane

            • RamboRN
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Help please

              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. FC Hakkebøf
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Tricky but no. Werner could start

            • MyNameIsBigManRedro
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Who would you rather have?

              A) Barnes
              B) Toney
              C) Wilson

            • Scots Gooner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Pukki party only 2 hours away

              1. Birdman77
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Mon the Puk

              2. HonestBlatter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                HAUL PARTYPUKKI

            • Maddamotha
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Ings > Toney? Would mean benching Niketiah, I also own Saka

              1. FC Hakkebøf
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Imo yes

              2. Mozumbus
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Good one if not for hit

              3. highsguy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 23 days ago

                A) Saka + Kane
                B) KDB + Nketiah

                So many dilemmas!

                1. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  A for sure

              4. Nightf0x
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Chelsea leaks boys anyone

              5. jonnybhoy
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Who for first sub?

                A) White
                B) Coutinho
                C) Mateta

                Play one

                1) Dubravka
                2) Ramsdale

                1. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  B and 2

              6. Ruinenlust
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Captain Son or Kane?

                1. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Son. Chasing Golden Boot

                2. Cinnamon Jackson
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    I’m going Kane, he loves a final day

                3. AnfieldLad
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  At OR 3700 would you say top 1k is out of sight and top 10k is secured?

                  Need to decide whether to take a risk or play it safe

                  1. el polako
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Similar position, considering Mount(c) punt.

                  2. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Go with your gut. Has worked for you this far

                4. Mikey44
                  • 13 Years
                  2 months, 23 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. Thank you

                  1. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    B or C imo

                5. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  A) Watkins to toney and bench Davies
                  B) zaha to Barnes and start Davies

                  1. Claudio555
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Why no Zaha?

                6. CoracAld2831
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 23 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. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Salah to KdB imo

                    1. FC Hakkebøf
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Hmm B sounds pretty good too

                7. cutch
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  A) KDH
                  B) Ben Davies
                  C) Matip (that would be a -4 hit)

                8. Yozzer
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  A Watkins -》 Vardy
                  B Watkins/Brownhill -》Toney/Jota -4
                  C Brownhill -》 Jota

                  Any opinions lads ?

                  1. Birdman77
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    A

                    1. FC Hakkebøf
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      A

                9. Ayzay112728
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Bowen or Maddison this week? Looks like Leicester at full strength

                  1. Rbyrne95
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Maddison 100%

                10. Rbyrne95
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Bottomed.

                  Play Geldhart or take -4 and transfer out for Nkietiah, Wilson or Toney.

                  Assuming Rich not playing.