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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. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Which scores more?

    A) Weghorst

    B) Havertz -4

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

      Last roll of the die, might as well take the hit

    2. HM2
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Barnes instead of Havertz

  2. ChelseaGuy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    A) Bowen
    B) H.Barnes

    1. TopBinFC
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A

      • trafalgarlaw
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A

    2. Big Col
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Coutinho to ?

      A) Luis Diaz

      B) Mason Mount

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

        B

      2. HM2
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        a

      3. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Mount pen miss is putting me off. But don’t know how many mins for Diaz

      4. European Bob
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        B

    3. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      10 pts behind in ML

      Me:
      Schmeichel
      TAA~Cancelo~Matip~James~Davies
      Son~Mount~Maddison
      Kane~Jesus
      (Foster, Ramsey, KDH, Dennis)

      Rival (pre-transfers with 2.4 itb)
      Schmeichel
      TAA-Alonso-Robbo-Cancelo-Davies
      Son-Coutinho-Havertz-Kulu
      Richarlison
      (Foster; Gordon, Laca, Broja)

      His defence is better but I prefer my current mid/attack. He will probably make one or 2 transfers only as he’s quite cautious. Shall I just stick?

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

        Stick, your frontline can easily make up 10 points

        1. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Thanks for the response!

    4. iL PiStOlErO
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      GTG? Or cpt Sonny?

      Mendy
      TAA Cancelo T.Silva
      Son Saka Mahrez Maddison
      Kane(C) Mateta Nketiah

      Dubravka Gordon Veltman White

    5. Nemanja Vidic
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      1FT 2.5ITB

      Scmeichel
      Cancelo Matip Laporte Robertson
      Son (C) Foden Mount (vc) Coutinho
      Nketian Richarlison
      Foster Gordon Waktins Holgate

      A) Coutinho -> Diaz
      B) Gordon -> Kulusevski
      C) Watkins, Coutinho -> Kane, KDH (-4pts)
      D) Watkins, Holgate -> Diaz, Sessegnon (-4pts)
      E) Something else

      1. European Bob
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        C

      2. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        C

    6. Shark Team
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Really, Kane to score 7 looks more likely than Son to score a brace and grab the golden boot. Norwich is the type of team that suits Kane so much, not Son though who needs space to thrive with runs etc.

      1. TopBinFC
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Norwich is a team that suits every player!

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

          Both can easily get hat tricks, fancy spurs to run riot today

          1. Dannyb
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Which means they will do a spurs and bottle it.

        • Utopsis
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I remember having this exact train of thought earlier in the season - Son ran riot anyway. Don't forget he has a mean long shot in him as well, same as Kane

      2. PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Raphinha -> Luis Diaz (-4)?

        Yes / no?

        Bench is Martinelli, Justin and Adams. Play one of them and bench Raph?

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          yes

      3. phoenixfromtheflames
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Toney in for Nketiah worth -4?

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

          No, toney can haul v leeds

        2. FPL_ UP_Down
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          No way

      4. Yorkiepie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I have 2 FTs, so am definitely selling Watkins, but who else out of Zaha/Barnes/De Bruyne should I sell?

        1. Pegboy
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          None. Who are the other options?

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

            Team is:
            Schmeichel
            TAA - Cancelo - James - Dier
            De Bruyne - Zaha - Saka - Barnes
            Kane - Watkins

            15 points behind in ML

      5. brixtonBob
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        If VVD doesn’t play does Tsimikas play ?

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Matip and Konate

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

          Gomez or Konate

          Greek Scouser is a LB

      6. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        who scores the most

        a) Diaz, Mount (-4)
        b) Diaz Maddison (-4)
        c) Mane, Pukki
        d) Salah, Toney

        1. JT11fc
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          A

      7. JT11fc
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        FH team done, off to sleep GL all

        Sanchez
        Robbo James Sessegnon
        Mount Havertz Son Mane Diaz
        Kane Nketiah

        3.9 Cedric Dobbin 3.8

        1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          good luck mate, team looks great

          1. JT11fc
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Cheers

        2. TopBinFC
            1 month, 14 days ago

            No city attacker? For the first time in a long time the liverpool attack is as much a lottery as the city attack

            1. JT11fc
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Been burnt once too often, pretty confident on Mane and Diaz

        3. marcos11
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Diaz Jota or Foden?

          1. JT11fc
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            D

        4. Wetdream
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Who would you rather have ? Maddison,Diaz,Sterling or Mount ?

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

            Mount as he was rested last game

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

              So was Diaz

        5. RedJive79
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          GTG?

          Schmeichel
          Robbo / Cancelo / Matip / Bavies
          Saka / Mount / KDB(vc) / Mane / Son(c)
          Watkins

          Steele / Veltman / Scarlett / Dobbin

        6. bso
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Any news on if Vardy starts? Bringing him in but feeling nervous.
          Cheers guys

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

            Doubt we will get any lineup leaks before deadline. Best of luck

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

              Thanks mate. All the best to you to.

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

          Best combo

          A. Vardy +
          1. Foden
          2. Diaz
          3. Madisson
          4. Bowen

          B. KDB and Toney

          1. Heisenberg W. W.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Fantasy Football Scout Member1 Yearjust now
            Best combo

            A. Vardy +
            1. Foden
            2. Diaz
            3. Madisson
            4. Bowen
            5. Mount

            B. KDB and Toney

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

              Have the same dilemma mate.

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

            A2 for me

        8. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          So what will be the final game shock today ?

          I'm betting on Spurs flopping 😉

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

            Salah going big

            1. el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Still in my team so wouldn't mind it.

            2. Gordon Ramsey for DGW
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Fatter?

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

                Quite possibly after his FEASTING

        9. manu4life99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Bench order

          A) Rich
          B) Pukki
          C) DewsburyHall

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

            ACB

        10. Zenith UK
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          G2G / Transfer plans?;

          Schmeichel(?)
          Trent, Robbo, Cancelo, James, Alonso
          Son (c), Maddison, Bowen
          Jesus, Nketiah

          Foster, Richarlison, Saka, Ramsey

          1FT | 2.0 ITB

          A) Saka --> Diaz (free)
          B) Richarlison & Nketiah ---> Kane & Broja (-4) start Saka, bench Broja
          C) Other recommendations?

        11. Louis99
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Get James or Mount in?

          I'm leading by 26 and my rival has both!

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Mount.

        12. mcsteely
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Pukki to Toney worth a hit?

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Yes

        13. McPollolocco
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Schmeichel or Ederson to start? Have also Laporte.

          1. mcsteely
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Ederson

        14. Colby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Jota owners - are you keeping him or moving on?

          1. Pegboy
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Keeping, reluctantly

            1. Isboo
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Same.. unless some team news comes out. Pretty convinced he doesn’t start, but reluctant to take a hit

        15. Flynny
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Hi...Thoughts on this for - 8 please?

          Salah, vvd and ramsey to son Mount and sessegnon

          Schmeichel
          Taa vvd cancelo rudiger (schar)
          Salah kdb saka kulu (ramsey)
          Jesus pukki (broja)

          Thanks

          1. Shark
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Yes, if you are chasing. I would rather gamble on Salah captain though if I were chasing. Could be a huge differential without the hits

            1. Flynny
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Don't see salah starting

              Defending 40 point lead but think salah and vvd need to go

        16. Jump in Micah
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Salah > KDB is obvious right?

          1. N1ceguyEdd1e
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Between KdB and Mane for me... just seen a bet boost on KdB to score anytime raised from 1/1 to 3/1 has spooked me with KdB (maybe overthinking but...)

        17. fish66
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Anyone holding Salah? Didier Drogba vibes from 2010 Vs West Brom still have scared me for life.

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Starting to look like a differential.

          2. Shark
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Absolutely. Even worth a captain gamble imo.

          3. N1ceguyEdd1e
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Think I'll shift for either KdB, Mane or Bowen

        18. Moose™
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Choose 1:

          A. Salah + Lukaku

          B. Mane + Kane

          It’s obvious right?

          1. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            yes B

          2. DoubleAKash
              1 month, 14 days ago

              B for sure

          3. Bring back Rafa
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            With Chelsea playing mid-week and nothing to ply for….Does anyone think they might rest a few?

            1. TopBinFC
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Mount defo plays

                1. Bring back Rafa
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Yeah Mount will, but James?