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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. Better luck next year
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Is Vardy starting?

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

      I think he will, played 77 mins last game, should start

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

      Find out in 52 minutes

  2. FantasyClub
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    On Free Hit Gtg ?

    Dubravka/Raya

    Matip/James/Sess (Amartey/Tsimi)

    Diaz/KDB/Son/Mount/Bruno G

    Kane/Vardy (Greenwood)

    - I can easily change Diaz to the likes of Bowen and Bruno G to Maddison for example or stick?

  3. Pulp Minion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    20 points ahead of rival in money league.
    He has Madison and Kane. Should I cover him?

    1) De Bruyne + Nketiah
    2) Madison + Kane (-4)

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Cover

  4. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Best downgrade?

    A) Pickford to Ward (Schmeichel-Ward) play Digne
    B) Digne to Lamptey and play Lamptey

  5. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Looks like I'm gonna need Young-Coombes and Ferguson to haul today then

  6. FPL MAN 123
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    G2G? Opinions needed!

    Ramsdale
    TAA | VVD | James
    Son(c) | Kulu | Maddison | Saka |
    Kane | Toney | Broja

    Foster | Coutinio | White | Schar |

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

    what to do with alonso and james with the latest development?

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

      What’s the latest?

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

      What is the latest devlopment?

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

        No James or Alonso apparently

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

          Source?

        2. Futureform
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Where's this from?

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

      Don’t know stewing, got Mount as well!

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

      Yep. What developments?!

      1. BurlingtonDriftersFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        @SmuelMartinFPL

        from previous page - no idea who legit this is

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

    Best Alonso replacement?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Why replace? News?

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

      Sess I’m going to do! For hit ! Got James too in Mud already!!

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

        Sess Yes

    3. Futureform
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      What's happening?

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

    Jesus to Vardy for a hit?

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

      I like it

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Why?

  10. Cilly Bonnolly
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Bench two of Matip, Laporte and Alonso.

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Also have Trent and Cancelo who I’m starting.

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

      The current rumours will help you with this decision

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

    would you still get Son for Salah if you already own Kane and Kulu or go for one of KDB or Mane if you have no City or Pool attack?

    1. Mozumbus
        1 month, 16 days ago

        KDB

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

      Mount even worth owning with the players around him?

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

        Yes lots of Watford players around him

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

        Asked the same question in my post below. Will definitely need a good support cast to haul. I am thinking Diaz instead.

      3. ZEZIMA
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Nah.

    3. jaywills
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Can anybody save me?!
      A) Cash out Sessegnon 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!

    4. Johan Queef
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Start:
      A) Ramsdale
      B) Dubravka

      Thanks!

    5. Beerman_68
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Diaz or Maddison?

      • PartyTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I know Tuchel will bench James. I’m not gonna risk it. Tuchel can be so annoying!

      • Gazwaz80
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Schmeichel
        Robbo-James-Cancelo
        Mount- Son(c) Saka-Madds-Kev
        Toney-Jesus

        Bench:
        Dubravka-Nketiah-Andersen-Tsimikas
        Gtg and is bench ok or in right order? Cheers everybody and good luck….

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

        My Bench is Amartey, Weghorst & Digne.

        Already playing some rotation risks in DCL, James, Mount.

        I'll be going DCL/Weghorst to Kane with my 1 FT. but tempted for a -8 to get some cover, but I'm only leading my ML by 5. -8 is Crazy, or ?

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

        With heavy Chelsea rotation will Mount, if he plays, even be effective. Diaz a better option maybe?

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

          I'm leaning this way now

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

          Thinking the same. Bought Maddi instead of Mount

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

            Good call. I think I will go Diaz.

        3. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I’m thinking the same

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

        Would you bench James for KDH now with these rumours? Seems like a reliable source

        1. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Source?

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

            Sam Martin on twitter

        2. HashAttack
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Not for KDH

      • lewis274
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        coutinho or tavares first bench? i own alonso and white

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

          tavares

      • Merlinho
        • 13 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Decided to bring in Toney, do I bring him in for Richarlison or Mateta? My bench is only Ramsey playing.

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

          Richarlison

        2. Mozumbus
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Richarlison

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

            Richarlison

          • Pukki Party
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Rich, i'm bringing him in too. Brentford wants Leeds down

        3. Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          What's the rumoured Chelsea team please?

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

            Heavy rotation. Think James & Alonso benched. Not certain tho

          2. Sailboats
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Rumour is no James or Alonso

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

            Alonso and James bench

        4. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Diaz or Foden?

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

            Foden

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

            Diaz

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 13 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              How many mins, do you reckon?

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

                At least 70 minutes

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

          Play one:
          A) Dier
          B) Martinelli
          C) Adams
          D) Justin

        6. Better luck next year
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Zaha to Maddison for -4 worth it??

          1. Gandalf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Def not

        7. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Start Laporte or Pukki???

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

            Laporte

        8. RamboRN
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Think werner starts?

        9. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Weghort likely to start?

        10. LLoris
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Which scores more points
          A) Vardy Maddison/Mount
          B) Kane Barnes or someone else 6.8 and below