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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. Cheshire Duck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Would you start Toney or Barnes ?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I would absolutely start both if I had both. Wouldn't want either of them on the bench.

  2. Nightf0x
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    A) mads or barnes
    B) jota or diaz

    1. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Mads Diaz

  3. Echoes
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Any Mount news?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Also keen to hear this

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      No Chelsea news.

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Getting no service if he starts anyway!

  4. Il Capitano
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    0FT 1.1m ITB

    Ramsdale
    TAA Robbo Cancelo Laporte
    Son (C) Saka Kulu
    Kane Nketiah Toney

    Foster - Raph Gordon Digne

    Anyone you'd swap out for Raph in the XI?

  5. COLLIN QUANER
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    James and Alonso out. Glad I didn't bring Mount in

    1. jaguar shark
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Prove this

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Mount doesn't need them vs watford

    3. No Kane No Gain
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Out confirmed or this Sam Martin guy saying they not around lol

      1. COLLIN QUANER
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        No idea. Just copying what everyone else is saying on here

  6. jaguar shark
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Start Alonso or Raphinha?

    1. HashAttack
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I'm starting Toney over Alonso

  7. Stranger Mings
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    If James and Alonso benched does that mean chabolah could play ?

    1. Mozumbus
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I think yes

      • Nightf0x
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Rudi azpi will play
        Chalobah imo will start

      • HashAttack
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Think he was expected to start anyway

    2. The Last Rolo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      which of DCL, Watkins or Weghost to Kane?

    3. Eleven Hag
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      With rumours of Alonso benching, would u get Toney for -4 ?

    4. 1-1 at Newcastle
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      People with Alonso and or James.. are you going to play anyway and hope they start or sell/bench given rumours?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Have James. Bench sucks so will probably start.

      2. PartyTime
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I only have James & I have placed him on my bench

    5. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Best option??

      A- Kane and Barnes
      Or
      B- Vardy and Jota

      Jota to play full 90??

      1. Mozumbus
          2 months, 26 days ago

          A

        • Il Capitano
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          A

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Cheers felllas!!!

      2. Pukki Party
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Guys put sources please

        1. Alan The Llama
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          They could give sources to people who don't have any source.

      3. Pablitto
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Start Ramsdale or Sanchez?

      4. FPL MAN 123
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        G2G?

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

        Foster | Coutinio | White | Schar |

      5. Reggie Nainggolan
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Pick one

        A) Vardy and Richarlison
        B) Kane and Nketiah (-4)

      6. JonSnow
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Jesus + Richarlson > Vardy + Toney (-4)
        or
        Richarlson + Ramsey > Toney + Barnes (-4)

      7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        need chelsea news now!! Might as well take out mount if the news is true as could be a reserve team

      8. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Holy shi*. Pages are flying.

        Just 10 mins til FPL site crash.

      9. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Fh

        A) Alonso > Matip
        B) Alonso and Kulu > Sess & Barnes/Saka

        1. Mozumbus
            2 months, 26 days ago

            A

        2. PartyTime
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          James now on my bench. Wish me good luck guys

          1. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Good luck!

            1. PartyTime
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Thank you

            2. PartyTime
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Good luck too

        3. Better luck next year
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Richa to Vardy for free?

          1. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I would yes

          2. Il Capitano
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 26 days ago

            yes

          3. The Pesci challenge
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Yes

        4. winchester
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Hey, 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)

          a) salah -> son/mane
          b) havertz -> maddison

        5. lewis274
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          leading by 1 in Mini league. alonso -> sess for a hit?

          1. Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Yep

        6. Nightcrawler
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          No mention of mount along with the Alonso James rumors shd mean he starts no?

          1. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Who's giving the rumours?

        7. Oggle22
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Mount kulu or sala out to Zaha to block ml rival?

        8. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Reece James has been a horrendous player to own this season

          1. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Takes the award for biggest troll defender pick

        9. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Is Mount definitely out??

          1. Claudio555
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            What? Why?

        10. jaywills
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          A) Cash to Sessongon (-4)
          B) Watkins to Toney (-4)
          C) Watkins to Jesus? (-4)
          D) None

        11. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Any news on Salah? if not I can FT to KDB :/

        12. DavidCuz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Toney or Maddison for a 4 point hit?