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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. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Is it risky to go without Toney? Many people think that he will have an awesome game. Thank you!

    1. noissimbus
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Just as likely Mbeumo will have an awesome game.

        1. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Or Wissa. Don't mind the hivemind here or on Twitter, I have Toney and think he's a good option this but I can see either of the other two outscoring him

          1. Nightf0x
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Espacially wissa

    2. MountainBeach
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      KDB or Mane?

      1. Werner Bros
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Debating the same and can't decide

      2. N1ceguyEdd1e
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Went for KDB myself... (Mane minutes 'Mane' reason but either good shouts)

    3. FPLShaqiri
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Play:
      a) Watkins
      b) Weghorst

      Worried Weghorst won't start, although he has the better game by far.

      1. Gizzachance
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Same, played Watkins, weg first on bench, Watkins maybe benched after m week game ?

        1. FPLShaqiri
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I wouldn't be worried about Watkins starting. Cheers!

      2. Tartan Brazilians
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Weghorst will be benched and Is a donkey anyway even if he plays. Think Villa will score so Watkins

    4. cutch
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Schmeichel
      Robbo, Cancelo, Alonso, Bavies
      Son(c), KDB, Saka, Maddison
      Kane, Nketiah
      Subs: Foster, Cash, KDH, Dennis

      GTG?

    5. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      GTG?

      Schmeichel
      Trent | Robbo | Cancelo
      Son | Maddison | Mount | Kulusevski
      Kane | (K)esus | Pukki

      Bachmann | Gordon | Amartey | Schar

      Thanks

      1. Lenred
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Hell of a team

      2. tinear
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        G2G

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Cheers both

      3. Our Tiny Servant
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I hope the Lord returns for you

      4. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Jésus (c)? I've just brought him in.

    6. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Trying to get as close to top10k as possible, currently 35 points away. Which would you do?

      Dias + Salah —> sess + mane/son (-4)
      Salah + Broja —> Diaz + Vardy (-4)

      1. Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Can do Maddison + Kane as well

    7. Dannyb
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Hey, I have Sa and Martinez, with these benching rumours is it worth shipping one of them out?

      1. PartyTime
          1 month, 10 days ago

          How much itb? If for a hit , it’s not worth it imo. If not, then get Alisson, hopefully he does well

        • Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Sa save points probably detracts from any GK hit.

          1. Dannyb
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            He was benched last game though

      2. The Last Rolo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I've been 'stuck' with DCL for a while now, any thoughts on whether he'll start today?

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

          Don’t see why he wouldn’t

      3. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Captain

        A. Son
        B. Kane
        C. Mount

        On Son atm

        1. tinear
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Son

        2. Shearer & Sutton
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          A

      4. tinear
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        1. Nketiah
        2. Toney -4

        1. Pep's Money Laundry
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          1

      5. aapoman
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Dennis -> Toney (-4) or just play Pukki?

      6. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Chasing. Captain

        A) Jesus
        B) Mane
        C) Kane

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

          Mane

        2. Goooo Rickie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          B

        3. Our Tiny Servant
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          B

      7. Wolfman180
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        A) Salah + Livramento to KDB + Sesseggnon for a -4
        B) Salah + Broja to Bruno G/ Wissa + Kane for -4 and hope James and Alonso start

      8. CBS
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Richarlison to: (free transfer)

        A: Gabriel Jesus
        B: Tony

        1. The Pesci challenge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          A

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

          A

      9. toystory2wasok
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 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!

        1. The Pesci challenge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          A1

          1. toystory2wasok
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            ahh, can't do this combo because that makes 4 MCI (

        2. FC Hakkebøf
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          D and 1. The latter as I am not sure Richarlison is 100% fit

      10. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Really need some Chelsea news !

        1. PartyTime
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Few users here shared heavy rotation in Chelsea's xi.

            I’m thinking Azpi RWB & James benched but not sure

            1. Big_Andy_GAWA
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              I think Mendy. (I'll have Pickford come in)

              1. PartyTime
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Always good to have an option

              2. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Ta

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

              James and Alonso not starting 🙁

              1. No Kane No Gain
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Source?!

          • Pep Roulette
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            A. Cancelo & Matip
            B. Zinchenko & Robbo

            1. Pablitto
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              A

            2. FC Hakkebøf
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              A

          • Totti
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            last decision to settle ,my team

            A) KDB dias
            B) Mane foden

            1. Dannyb
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              A

            2. FC Hakkebøf
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Easy A

          • jonnybhoy
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            On a -4pts GTG?

            Ramsdale
            TAA Cancelo Laporte Alonso
            Son (C) Saka Mount Kulu
            Richarlison Vardy

            Dubravka Coutinho White Mateta

          • Pablitto
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Play 3 out of:
            Target James Richardlison Nketiah Pukki

            1. FC Hakkebøf
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              James, Nketiah and Richarlison

          • Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I dropped from 70k to 150k last week. Pretty much killed my season in one week.

            That’s some bullsh*t

            1. Deulofail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              150k is good. You benefitted from your players/strategy to get to 70k in the first place. If you'd have done something else to avoid a big drop, you might never have made it to 70k or even 150k. You never know. Chin up

          • KT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Mane/Origi or
            KdB/ Gelhardt?

          • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            No Alonso or James sneaking about

            1. lilmessipran
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Confirmed source?

            2. Scots Gooner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Please. Would make my day

            3. tokara
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Selling Mount nowwww

              1. OptimusBlack
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Whyyyyy ??

            4. NateDog
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Well guess taking a hit was worthwhile this week, going to be relying on Martinelli now

            5. Finding Timo
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Sorry does that mean benched ?

          • Rocket Raccoon
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Who’s the Spurs squit five?

          • jaywills
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Hi All
            A) Cash out Sessengon in (-4)
            B) Watkins out Jesus in (-4)
            C) Watkins out Toney in (-4)
            D) Play Cash vs City?
            E) Play Watkins vs City?
            Thanks!

          • Finding Timo
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Who is the Twitter person who gets Leicester news please

              1. Finding Timo
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Thanks

            1. Scots Gooner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Samuel Martin. He’s not giving leaks today though apparently.

              Heard Leicester are full strength today though.

              1. Finding Timo
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Thanks I own amartey so assume benched

          • g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Vardy or Son Cap?

            1. FC Hakkebøf
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Son if leading, Vardy if chasing.

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

            final question:

            A start martinely
            B bring toney for -4 and bench martineli

            1. FC Hakkebøf
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              A

          • CR7 is Home
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Would you get Toney for -4 and cover for benching of Alonso or Mount ?

            1. FC Hakkebøf
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              If you have another starting play then no. If you don’t then yes. I believe Mount will start

          • winchester
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 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)

            Salah ->
            a) son
            b) mane

            1. FC Hakkebøf
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              A