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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, 16 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, 16 days ago

        Just as likely Mbeumo will have an awesome game.

        1. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 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, 16 days ago

            Espacially wissa

    2. MountainBeach
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      KDB or Mane?

      1. Werner Bros
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Debating the same and can't decide

      2. N1ceguyEdd1e
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

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

    3. FPLShaqiri
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 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, 16 days ago

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

        1. FPLShaqiri
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

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

      2. Tartan Brazilians
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 16 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, 16 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, 16 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, 16 days ago

        Hell of a team

      2. tinear
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        G2G

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Cheers both

      3. Our Tiny Servant
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I hope the Lord returns for you

      4. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

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

    6. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 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, 16 days ago

        Can do Maddison + Kane as well

    7. Dannyb
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

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

      1. PartyTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

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

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Sa save points probably detracts from any GK hit.

        1. Dannyb
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          He was benched last game though

    8. The Last Rolo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 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, 16 days ago

        Don’t see why he wouldn’t

    9. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Captain

      A. Son
      B. Kane
      C. Mount

      On Son atm

      1. tinear
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Son

      2. Shearer & Sutton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A

    10. tinear
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      1. Nketiah
      2. Toney -4

      1. Pep's Money Laundry
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        1

    11. aapoman
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

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

    12. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Chasing. Captain

      A) Jesus
      B) Mane
      C) Kane

      1. aapoman
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Mane

      2. Goooo Rickie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        B

      3. Our Tiny Servant
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        B

    13. Wolfman180
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 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

    14. CBS
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Richarlison to: (free transfer)

      A: Gabriel Jesus
      B: Tony

      1. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A

      2. Shipstontrev
        • 13 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A

    15. toystory2wasok
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 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, 16 days ago

        A1

        1. toystory2wasok
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

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

      2. FC Hakkebøf
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

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

    16. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Really need some Chelsea news !

      1. PartyTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 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, 16 days ago

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

          1. PartyTime
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Always good to have an option

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Ta

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        James and Alonso not starting 🙁

        1. No Kane No Gain
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Source?!

    17. Pep Roulette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A. Cancelo & Matip
      B. Zinchenko & Robbo

      1. Pablitto
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A

      2. FC Hakkebøf
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A

    18. Totti
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      last decision to settle ,my team

      A) KDB dias
      B) Mane foden

      1. Dannyb
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A

      2. FC Hakkebøf
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Easy A

    19. jonnybhoy
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      On a -4pts GTG?

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

      Dubravka Coutinho White Mateta

    20. Pablitto
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Play 3 out of:
      Target James Richardlison Nketiah Pukki

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        James, Nketiah and Richarlison

    21. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 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, 16 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

    22. KT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Mane/Origi or
      KdB/ Gelhardt?

    23. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      No Alonso or James sneaking about

      1. lilmessipran
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Confirmed source?

      2. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Please. Would make my day

      3. tokara
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Selling Mount nowwww

        1. OptimusBlack
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Whyyyyy ??

      4. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 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, 16 days ago

        Sorry does that mean benched ?

    24. Rocket Raccoon
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Who’s the Spurs squit five?

    25. jaywills
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 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!

    26. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Who is the Twitter person who gets Leicester news please

        1. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Thanks

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 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, 16 days ago

          Thanks I own amartey so assume benched

    27. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Vardy or Son Cap?

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Son if leading, Vardy if chasing.

    28. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      final question:

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

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A

    29. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

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

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

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

    30. winchester
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 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, 16 days ago

        A