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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. PKnox11
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Play Richarlison or Broja next to Kane or take Richarlison out for Toney for -4?

    • Mikey44
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      De Bruyne or Mane in? Thanks

      1. Mozumbus
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Got KDB

        • Birdman77
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I like Mane

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

        Chasing 7pts in ML, selling bench fodder to GW differential

        a) Gordon -> Barnes (play Nketiah, bench ERoyal)
        b) Dennis -> Toney (bench Nketiah)
        c) Richarlison -> Jesus (bench Nketiah)

        1. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I really like the look of Toney this week

      3. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        -8 worth it? 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. 1966
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Why get rid of KDB who always does v well last game of the season?

      4. Cinnamon Jackson
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Does Kane let Son take penalties today?

          1. Gazza2000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            No

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

            Big doubt

          3. FredrikH
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            No

          4. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 14 days ago

            No Conte says Kane

          5. BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Only if 3-0

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

            Nah. He selfish

          7. Birdman77
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I’m a yes

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

          Salah surprise start and HAUL incoming?

          1. PKnox11
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Hes definitely benched today.

            • Mozumbus
                1 month, 14 days ago

                He can come as power sub and can still haul

              • Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Yeah cos I sold him

            • el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Pages flying, good luck all !!!
              See you on the other side.

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

                Enjoy!

            • Kantelele
                1 month, 14 days ago

                12,9k OR, aim 10 k
                1ft, 1.3 inb
                Pickford
                Cancelo - Alonso - James
                Son (C) - Mount - Barnes - Maddison - Saka
                Nketiah - Kane
                Foster - Richarlison-Anderson-Holgate

                A) Pickford --> Alisson (or other GK)
                B) Richarlison --> Jesus/Toney
                ?

                1. Rbyrne95
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  B) for Jesus

                2. The Pesci challenge
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  B Jesus if you can

                  1. Kantelele
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Do you think he starts 100% ?

                3. Rbyrne95
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

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

                  Assuming Rich not playing.

                  1. The Mentaculus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Play Gelhardt

                    1. Rbyrne95
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Reckon Leeds will beat Brentford? Last game push?

                      1. The Mentaculus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Honestly, I think a draw with both sides scoring. Can definitely see Joff getting a return

                        1. Gazwaz80
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          3-0 Brentford…

                        2. Rbyrne95
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Yeah I agree, I’m 20 points ahead ML already taken a -4.

                          It’s between play big Geldy or take another -4 for Wilson.

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

                  Toney or nketiah??

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

                    Toney

                  2. Pukki Party
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Toney

                5. Lord Flashheart
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  A vardy + sessengon
                  B mount + tony

                  who scores more?

                  1. Rbyrne95
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    A

                  2. Mozumbus
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      B

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

                    Maddison or Diaz?

                    1. Mozumbus
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Diaz

                      • Zladan
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Madders

                    2. Rodgers's CHARACTER
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Nketiah or Jesus?

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

                      A) Broja -> Toney, Pukki bench -4
                      B) Play Pukki, Broja bench

                      15k pushing for 10k

                      1. Shearer & Sutton
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        B

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

                      Kane captain too risky?

                      1. Mozumbus
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Not too risky

                      2. Il Capitano
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        1FT 0.4m ITB

                        Ramsdale
                        TAA Robbo Cancelo Laporte
                        Son (C) Saka Kulu Raph
                        Kane Nketiah

                        Foster - Rich Gordon Digne

                        A) Raph > Barnes
                        B) Rich > Toney (bench Raph)

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

                        Chelsea “heavy rotation” implies James benched or??

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

                          Who says heavy

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

                            Few users here

                        2. FPL Pillars
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Yes I would say so

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

                            Damn. So Azpi right wing back.

                            I’m thinking of benching James now. Dammit!

                        3. TopBinFC
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Who said heavy rotation?

                          • Big_Andy_GAWA
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            I don't think he'll start after Tuchel's comments. More likely to start than Alonso, though, IMO.

                        4. Claudio555
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Any news regarding VVD to start or not?

                          1. Viper
                            • 12 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Benched apparently

                          2. dabber7
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Andy LTFPL says he's benched.

                        5. TeddiPonza
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Play Ben Davies or Pukki?

                          1. Birdman77
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Pukki party. See above

                        6. Oscar Slater
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          From a very reliable source...Son has not arrived on the team bus at White Hart Lane!!!!!

                          1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            The old ones are the best ones

                            1. Oscar Slater
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              They certainly are!

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

                            Ban

                          3. odannyboys
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            The Source - Pinocchio

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

                            😀 which team is arriving at WHL

                        7. Luggy10
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Sessegnon or Rudiger ?????

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

                          Olsen was really terrible for Sheff Utd earlier in the season
                          Makes we want to switch to KDB (c) if he's in goal!

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

                            I'm on him!

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

                            Olsen is great for Sweden mate

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

                              That's what I thought when we signed him but he made a number of howlers!

                        9. Casualspotted
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Rudiger or R James? Who to buy

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

                              I've just shipped James for Rudi, because Rudi is nailed. Happy to forego the upside!

                            2. toystory2wasok
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              james

                            3. Luggy10
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Rudiger must be more likely to start with it being his final game.

                          • cutch
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Sorry, pages flying.

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

                            1. Rbyrne95
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              B

                          • Viper
                            • 12 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            In isolation, Kane or Mané?

                            1. Deulofail
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Probably Kane since he has a contagious virus 😉

                              1. The Mentaculus
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                Lol

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

                                Nice

                            2. Birdman77
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Mane

                          • The Train Driver
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Any channel showing all highlights live from all the games?

                            1. Deulofail
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              How does that work?

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

                                Like a goalzone type thing BT do it for the champions League

                              2. The Train Driver
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                CL has that, it's a broadcast showing all highlights from all the games, chances, goals, cards etc. Obviously not live but very close to it.

                                1. The Train Driver
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  FPL players wet dream

                          • Ayzay112728
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            1 FT , 5 points behind mini league rival. 0.3m itb.

                            Schmeichel
                            Davies, James, Cancelo, Robbo
                            Son (c),Zaha, Saka, Mount, Coutinho
                            Kane,
                            Bench -, Foster ,Mateta, Nketiah,Mykolenko

                            Replacement for Coutinho:

                            A) Maddison
                            B) Bowen
                            C) Barnes

                          • Pep Roulette
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Thoughts on this FH team?

                            Raya
                            Cancelo James Alonso Sess Matip
                            Son(C) KDB Mount Diaz
                            Kane

                            XX Gelhardt Brownhill XX

                            1. TopBinFC
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                Very nice if James and Mount start

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

                              1ft 0.1m itb. What could be done here? Salah out for who? Do you think both mount and havertz will start?

                              ramsdale
                              taa alonso cancelo white
                              mount havertz salah saka gordon
                              kane

                              (dubravka cash broja dennis)

                              a) salah -> son/mane
                              b) havertz -> maddison

                            3. toystory2wasok
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              cash >
                              A) cancelo (have laporte)
                              B) james
                              C) robbo
                              D) TAA

                              and...

                              1) richarlison > jesus (have KDB)
                              2) zaha > mount
                              3) save -4 and play both

                              good luck all!