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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, 8 days ago

    Pick one:
    A) Eriksen
    B) Barnes

    1. Shearer & Sutton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B

    2. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

    3. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B

    4. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

    5. PartyTime
        1 month, 8 days ago

        B

      • The Train Driver
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        A

      • Shipstontrev
        • 13 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        B

      • Mr_Barbs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Wow. 4-3 to Barnes

    6. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 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, 8 days ago

        b

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        C

      3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        A

    7. Tsssst
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 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, 8 days ago

        How much you leading?

        1. Tsssst
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          40 and 70

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

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

    8. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Mount starting?

    9. Nightf0x
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Mads or barnes

    10. ToffeePot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

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

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

        Sadio surely

      2. Rocket Raccoon
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Mane

    11. lil sebastian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Ashley Barnes TC locked in

      1. Birdman77
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yeah boi

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

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

      1. sulldaddy
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yes

    13. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Anyone know if amartey or chabolah start ? Thanks

    14. TeddiPonza
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Play BDavies or Pukki?

      1. ILOVEBAPS
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Davis

    15. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A vardy + sessengon
      B mount + tony

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        A

      2. Cinnamon Jackson
          1 month, 8 days ago

          B

      3. Mozumbus
          1 month, 8 days ago

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

        • ILOVEBAPS
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Which one?
          A. Toney
          B. Barnes

          1. Cinnamon Jackson
              1 month, 8 days ago

              A

          2. Pep Roulette
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 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, 8 days ago

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

            2. ILOVEBAPS
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Awesome

            3. CR7 is Home
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              James Alonso n mount could all be benched ?

            4. BobbyDoesNotLook
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 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, 8 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, 8 days ago

              Not sure about 5 at the back in GW38

          3. Londongeezaa
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Any monkeypox rumours been started?

            1. lil sebastian
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Several

          4. ILOVEBAPS
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            How long until deadline?

            1. The Last Rolo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              32mins

              1. ILOVEBAPS
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Thanks

          5. RedRo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Come on my players!!!

            1. The Last Rolo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Come on your players, that are also my players!

          6. Casualspotted
              1 month, 8 days ago

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

            • Deulofail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

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

              1. Londongeezaa
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 8 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, 8 days ago

              Best option here???

              A- Kane and Barnes
              Or
              B- Vardy and Jota

              Cheers!!

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

                if you have son, B

                1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Yeah have Son mate

              2. Shearer & Sutton
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                A

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

              Alonso starts??

              1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                I think he will. Likely farewell game

            • highsguy
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Mount or Foden?

              1. Mozumbus
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Just switched from Mount to Foden, on WC

                • ILOVEBAPS
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Mount

                • Cinnamon Jackson
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    M

                • ididnt
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Ramsdale or Dubravka?

                • Barnabus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 8 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, 8 days ago

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

                  1. Birdman77
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    B

                • Finding Timo
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Sorry also any news on salah please?

                  1. The Mentaculus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Bench

                    1. Finding Timo
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Ta

                • Morthau
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Mahrez to Diaz? -4

                  1. Mozumbus
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      No

                  2. JabbaWookiee
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

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

                    Salah + Richarlison > Kane + Maddison...

                    1. Mozumbus
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        Good one if not for hit

                      • Londongeezaa
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        Mount/Foden seem to be the popular choices

                    2. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 8 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, 8 days ago

                        Son

                    3. Lacikasz01
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Best striker options below 6.7 mil?