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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. Mr_Barbs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Pick one:
    A) Eriksen
    B) Barnes

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

      B

    2. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A

    3. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B

    4. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

    5. PartyTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B

    6. The Train Driver
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

    7. Shipstontrev
      • 13 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B

    8. Mr_Barbs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Wow. 4-3 to Barnes

  2. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Salah > ??? for a - 8

    a. Mane
    b. KDB.
    c. Keep Salah and play him. (fingers crossed he starts)

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      b

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      C

    3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

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

    Leading and rivals have Diaz.

    Coutinho Ings Jota
    To
    Barnes, Jesus, Diaz
    Worth a - 8?

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      How much you leading?

      1. Tsssst
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        40 and 70

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I wouldn't not for -8 but if you feel like having fun then go for it.

  4. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Mount starting?

  5. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Mads or barnes

  6. ToffeePot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    anyone know who liv pen taker is after salah, milner, fabinho?

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Sadio surely

    2. Rocket Raccoon
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Mane

  7. lil sebastian
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Ashley Barnes TC locked in

    1. Birdman77
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yeah boi

  8. Marty McFly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Salah, Coutinho and Pukki > Son, Mount and Toney for -8?

    1. sulldaddy
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yes

  9. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Anyone know if amartey or chabolah start ? Thanks

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

    Play BDavies or Pukki?

    1. ILOVEBAPS
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Davis

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

    A vardy + sessengon
    B mount + tony

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

    2. Cinnamon Jackson
        1 month, 13 days ago

        B

    3. Mozumbus
        1 month, 14 days ago

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

      • ILOVEBAPS
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Which one?
        A. Toney
        B. Barnes

        1. Cinnamon Jackson
            1 month, 13 days ago

            A

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

          Bottomed

          Thoughts on this FH team?

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

          XX Gelhardt Brownhill XX

          1. Londongeezaa
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Looks good. Done all you can, sit back and enjoy 🙂

          2. ILOVEBAPS
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Awesome

          3. CR7 is Home
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            James Alonso n mount could all be benched ?

          4. BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Great. Some risk with potential Che rotation, though I havent heard anything reliable.

            I have only Alonso.

          5. Perthite
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Personally I would probably not have 5 defenders in GW38 with cleansheets not going to be a focus.

          6. Union_Jacks
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Not sure about 5 at the back in GW38

        3. Londongeezaa
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Any monkeypox rumours been started?

          1. lil sebastian
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Several

        4. ILOVEBAPS
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          How long until deadline?

          1. The Last Rolo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            32mins

            1. ILOVEBAPS
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Thanks

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

          Come on my players!!!

          1. The Last Rolo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Come on your players, that are also my players!

        6. Casualspotted
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Rudiger, Azpi or R James. Who to buy???

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

            A) Laporte
            B) Matip
            C) Vardy (-4)

            1. Londongeezaa
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              If A or B get a clean sheet you will need a Vardy double

          • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Best option here???

            A- Kane and Barnes
            Or
            B- Vardy and Jota

            Cheers!!

            1. toystory2wasok
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              if you have son, B

              1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Yeah have Son mate

            2. Shearer & Sutton
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              A

          • jaguar shark
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Alonso starts??

            1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I think he will. Likely farewell game

          • highsguy
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Mount or Foden?

            1. Mozumbus
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Just switched from Mount to Foden, on WC

              • ILOVEBAPS
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Mount

              • Cinnamon Jackson
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  M

              • ididnt
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Ramsdale or Dubravka?

              • Barnabus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Appreciate any advice here. I'm 20 points behind my ML rival. Our teams:

                Mine:
                Schmeichel
                Laporte Alonso Emerson
                KDB Son Jota Maddison Bowen
                Kane Toney
                Sanchez Gelhardt Amartey Johnson

                Rival:
                Pickford
                Cancelo Robbo TAA James
                KDB Son Mount Saka
                Richarlison Nketiah
                Foster Brownhill Kelly Dobbin

                I've already done my 1 FT, bringing in Bowen for Zaha. Currently have the armband on Son, but wondering if there is a benefit in captaining Kane/KDB instead as ML rival will most likely captain Son. Any thoughts?

              • EL TANO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Bench :
                A alonso (got James and mount)
                B Rodri (got Jesus and cancelo
                C saka

                1. Birdman77
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  B

              • Finding Timo
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Sorry also any news on salah please?

                1. The Mentaculus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Bench

                  1. Finding Timo
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Ta

              • Morthau
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Mahrez to Diaz? -4

                1. Mozumbus
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    No

                2. JabbaWookiee
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Gimme a yay or a nay - in case I’ve missed any news.

                  Salah + Richarlison > Kane + Maddison...

                  1. Mozumbus
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Good one if not for hit

                    • Londongeezaa
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Mount/Foden seem to be the popular choices

                  2. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Chasing 13 points.

                    Rival won’t have Son, I do.

                    He will (K)ane.

                    Do I go (S)on or (V)ardy as a punt?

                    1. FPL Pillars
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Son

                  3. Lacikasz01
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Best striker options below 6.7 mil?