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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. Djokovic Airlines
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Leading only with 13 points. Should I take a -8 hit?

    My team:
    Schmeichel
    Robbo-TAA-James-Alonso
    Mount-Saka-Zaha-Kulu
    Weghorst-Kane-Richarlison

    moves would be Rich to Toney, Zaha to Son and Saka to Madders for -8

    His team:
    Schmeichel
    Cancelo-TAA-James-Alonso
    Sala-Saka-KDB-Coutinho
    Nketiah-Pukki

    1. Cinnamon Jackson
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Might have to. Lots of non players possibly in there. Same boat here

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

        Dont sell Saka. Do the other two transfers

    2. Mr Ozil
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Which is better?

      A- Digne
      B- Digne > Matip -4?

    3. OneArseneWenger32
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Any confirmed lineup leaks?

    4. Mooster©️
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Vardy or Maddison?

      1. Djokovic Airlines
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        maddison likely to haul if he's playing imo

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

        Madd

    5. Barnabus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      RP 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?

    6. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Chasing captain:

      A) Vardy
      B) Kane

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A

      2. OneArseneWenger32
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Kane but only just

      3. sinbad
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        If rival got Kane go Vardy (c)

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

        Kane

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

        Depends on who your rival got and how many points your chasing

    7. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      OMG TUCHEL

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

        ?

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

          James + Alonso bench rumours

      2. Better Call Raul
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        what

      3. Dreaming of glory
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Collect 2 attention points on your way out

      4. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Kno...b, lol 🙂

      5. Ooh Ah Cantona
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        What happened?

      6. dabber7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Go on ...

    8. Siva Mohan
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      FH active

      Schmeichel
      Robbo | Cancelo | Sess
      Son | Foden | Mount | Madd | Diaz
      Toney | Kane(c)
      Foster | Chalo | Tsimi | Gelh

      gtg?

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

        GTG

    9. sinbad
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A Kane (c) & Diaz
      B Toney & Son (c)
      C Toney & Mane (c)
      Thanks guys

      1. Mozumbus
          1 month, 16 days ago

          B

          1. sinbad
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

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

          A or B

      2. CoracAld2831
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Still undecided, apologies:

        My team:

        Schmeichel
        Laporte-Cancelo-TAA
        Saka-Salah-Son(c)-Mount(vc)
        Pukki-Nketiah

        Foster-Mateta-Gordon-Cash

        Please pick an option for the above team (managed to narrow it down to two):

        A: Salah -> Mane (Free)
        B: Salah, Pukki -> Maddison, Kane (-4)
        C: Other, please specify?

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

          C) Salah to KdB

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

        Genuinely think Vardy is the best differential captain this gw, Leic gonna put a handful past Soton this gw

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

          Agree but I can't own him unless I go without son

      4. Paulo67
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Just joined guys any team early news from anywhere? Andy just says salah deffo not starting

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Salah VVD bench. No Emi Martinez. Leicester full strength. Chelsea sh!%show

          1. Paulo67
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Really? No mount then for me.

      5. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Out of maddison and barnes who would u gwt?

        1. cutch
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I'm bringing in Maddison, but it's close, many people here prefer Barnes

        2. Birdman77
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Maddy

      6. Jaok
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Vardy or kdb capt?

        1. Mozumbus
            1 month, 16 days ago

            KDB

            1. OneArseneWenger32
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Why kdb?

              1. Mozumbus
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  It's a big game

                • cutch
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Why not?

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

              Thx, I'll stick with kdb

              1. Jaok
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Yolo

          • andre_c
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Play:
            a) Gelhardt / Gordon
            b) Sessegnon with a -4

            1. Mozumbus
                1 month, 16 days ago

                A

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

                A

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

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

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

                A

            3. Muscout
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Any Chelsea news?

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

                What about Mount

              2. Mozumbus
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  What does no sneaking about mean?

                  1. Paulo67
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Not been seen around

                    1. Mozumbus
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Thanks

                  2. Paulo67
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Wow that’s a biggie

                    1. Mozumbus
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Chelsea rotation was expected

                        1. Paulo67
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Didn’t think it could be that severe tho last game at home

                  3. mynameisq
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    James Martin says Alonso and James rumoured out but he's just guessing right? He's a Leicester source normally isn't he

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

                      Samuel Martin even

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

                      Not worth it to remove them for a hit if you got cover

                  4. 1-1 at Newcastle
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    I can see Leicester running riot today

                  5. Reggie Nainggolan
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Pick one

                    A) Vardy and Richarlison
                    B) Kane and Nketiah

                    1. cutch
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      B

                  6. Nightf0x
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Stay safe from chelsea get azpi or rudi surely they will play, im afraid from james if played he will haul

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

                    If u had to keep one who would it be?

                    Richarlison or Coutinho

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

                      A if fit

                  8. Zladan
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    No Alonso or James apparently.

                    Sam Martin on Twitter.

                    1. Dammit_182
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Lol. Just after I post James in my starting 11. Would you still play home with Rudiger as back up?

                  9. Dammit_182
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Here’s how we line up then

                    Dubravka

                    Robbo, James, Cancello

                    Son (c) za-ha, KDB, Mount, Saka

                    Vardy, Nketia

                    (Ramsdale, Rudiger, Roberts, Richardson)

                    4 ‘r’s’ on the bench.

                    Good luck all

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

                    Brutal from Tuchel to not give Alonso his last game at home. Guess they really did fall out

                    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Does Tilva start mate??

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

                        No idea. Just Twitter rumours

                    2. DMil
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      You seen some team news? Surprised he isn’t getting a start

                  11. Cinnamon Jackson
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Do we reckon Pickford starts?

                    • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Start Laporte or Tilva??

                      1. The Mentaculus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Laporte

                    • Kantelele
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Will Nketiah start ? I'm thinking of buying Jesus but if Nketiah is sitting on the bench

                      • HD7
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Anything new about Salah playing or missing the last game?
                        Thanks

                        1. The Mentaculus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Bench

                        2. Mozumbus
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Not starting is the news so far