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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. Kantelele
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Alisson, Toney or Jesus ? (Pickford or Nketiah out)

    • Dammit_182
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Get your transfers in guys. Heavy traffic!!

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

        #18mins

    • CoracAld2831
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      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?

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Good luck with whatever you end with today people, it's going to be an absolute mess!

      1. Permanently bannedⓄⓃⒺ…
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        At this stage I'm just ready for the footy to start

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

          Yeah.

          Best make transfers and enjoy Sunday afternoon.

    • Kingy109
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Stick or twist Salah for - 4?
      Got Son and KdB so probably Mane is the option.

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

        Move to Mane

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

        Twist

    • Ruinenlust
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      PlaY Gordon or White?

      1. BurlingtonDriftersFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        white

    • HD7
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      1FT
      Salah to Son and C him?

      Schmeichel
      Robbo James Cancelo White
      Salah KDB Mount Maddison Saka
      Jesus

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

      Last one

      Start….

      A- Laporte
      Or
      B- Pukki

      Have Cancelo

    • EVILFUK
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Mane will score a brace today.

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

        What about Diaz?

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

          RC

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

        Double brace

      3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        C Mane or Son?

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

        Here’s hoping!

    • Echoes
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Any Mount news anyone?

    • FredrikH
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Start Zaha over James after possible benching news?

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

        Definitely

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I have despised owning Chelsea players.

      I have Alonso James and Mount all starting, bench is pretty trash. 1.4m ITB, do I take a hit? Get a Liverpool defender (already got Robbo), or Maddison in for Mount??

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

        Take the hits

      2. Cinnamon Jackson
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I’d keep Mount

        • Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          At least move one of Alonso and James out.

          I don't think they both start.

      3. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        For a hit to ensure good XI:

        A) Dewbury-Hall --> Maddison (-4)

        B) Dennis --> Toney (-4)

        1. FPLShaqiri
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          B, fancy Toney

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

          B

      4. FPLShaqiri
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Matip a safe transfer given VVD seems to be out?

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

          Yes

        2. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          yep

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

        Who is everyone’s Salah replacement?

        1. FPLShaqiri
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Got Zaha last week, gonna use the money to get KDB now

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

          Diaz.

        3. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Mane

        4. AC Yew
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          not sure yet..still overthinking it

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

          Salah def out then? cant find any news. I can FT to KDB, spose i better pull the trigger

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

            Not defs out but think I’d rather sell than keep

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

              thanks

          2. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Last i read on MSN was that both trained with team this week, Salah was spotted out lunching with friends so i feel he starts

        6. Djokovic Airlines
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Son

      6. Better Call Raul
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        James -> Sessegnon (-4)?

        Already taken a -4 for Vardy and Diaz so would be -8 total. Alternative is to start KDH

        1. OptimusBlack
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Yes Same here but For Alonso

      7. No Totti No Party
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Pick 2 from to start
        White T.Silva VVD Amartey

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

        Ramsdale over kasper right as better cs than odds?

        1. Pep's Money Laundry
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          What century did ramsdale last keep a cleansheet?

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

            Yeh but much better odds and Everton likely to rotate ?

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

        Who from this side for the last bench spot?

        Ederson
        Cancelo - Laporte - Alonso - Robbo - Matip
        Son (c) - Maddison - Mount - Kulu - Saka
        Nketiah

        (Ramsdale; ****, Richarlison, Weghorst)

      10. LLoris
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Which scores more points

        A) Vardy Maddison/Mount
        B) Kane Barnes or someone else 6.8 and below

      11. Pep's Money Laundry
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Baring in mind Chelsea might have a proper make shift team today, what to do here?

        A. Keep harvertz
        Harvertz out for a hit to
        B. Maddison
        C. Diaz

        1. Mozumbus
            2 months, 26 days ago

            C

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

            C

        2. Casualspotted
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Dias to Sessegnon for -4 worth it or play Silva?

          • Danstoke82
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Final question;

            Saka >

            A) Maddison
            B) Barnes

            -8

            Yay or Nay?

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

              Don’t sell Saka.

            2. Royal5
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Why?

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

              nay

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

              Saka could be decent, no?

              1. Danstoke82
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Thanks all, was my thinking too. As a saints fan worried that madds or Barnes could go mental against our rubbish defence that was all.

          • CoracAld2831
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Please pick an option below (managed to narrow it down to two):

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

          • andre_c
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Start Gelhardt or Gordon?

            1. Traction Engine Foot
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Gelhardt

          • Traction Engine Foot
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Start Nketiah or Alonso?

            1. Danstoke82
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Nketiah.

              Questions whether Alonso starts plus Eddie should play against a much more relaxed Everton defence

          • Lindelol
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            How reliable is Alonso out rumour?

            1. Jump in Micah
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I also want to know this

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

            Nervous times for James and Alonso owners. Would get rid asap before the site crashes

            1. dabber7
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I've just done James to Laporte for a -4, couldn't risk waiting any longer.

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

            Bowen or Barnes???

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

            Start Raph or Nketiah?