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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
      1 month, 8 days ago

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

    • Dammit_182
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Get your transfers in guys. Heavy traffic!!

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        #18mins

    • CoracAld2831
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 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
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

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

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

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

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yeah.

          Best make transfers and enjoy Sunday afternoon.

    • Kingy109
        1 month, 8 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
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Move to Mane

        2. Il Capitano
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Twist

      • Ruinenlust
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        PlaY Gordon or White?

        1. BurlingtonDriftersFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          white

      • HD7
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 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
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Last one

        Start….

        A- Laporte
        Or
        B- Pukki

        Have Cancelo

      • EVILFUK
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Mane will score a brace today.

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          What about Diaz?

          1. Echoes
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            RC

        2. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Double brace

        3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          C Mane or Son?

        4. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Here’s hoping!

      • Echoes
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Any Mount news anyone?

      • FredrikH
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Start Zaha over James after possible benching news?

        1. ZEZIMA
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Definitely

      • Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 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
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Take the hits

        2. Cinnamon Jackson
            1 month, 8 days ago

            I’d keep Mount

          • Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            At least move one of Alonso and James out.

            I don't think they both start.

        3. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          For a hit to ensure good XI:

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

          B) Dennis --> Toney (-4)

          1. FPLShaqiri
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            B, fancy Toney

          2. Alan The Llama
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            B

        4. FPLShaqiri
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Matip a safe transfer given VVD seems to be out?

          1. ZEZIMA
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Yes

          2. The Count of Monte Cristo
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            yep

        5. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Who is everyone’s Salah replacement?

          1. FPLShaqiri
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

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

          2. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Diaz.

          3. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Mane

          4. AC Yew
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            not sure yet..still overthinking it

          5. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 8 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
              1 month, 8 days ago

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

              1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                thanks

            2. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 8 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
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Son

        6. Better Call Raul
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 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
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Yes Same here but For Alonso

        7. No Totti No Party
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Pick 2 from to start
          White T.Silva VVD Amartey

        8. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Ramsdale over kasper right as better cs than odds?

          1. Pep's Money Laundry
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            What century did ramsdale last keep a cleansheet?

            1. Finding Timo
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Yeh but much better odds and Everton likely to rotate ?

        9. AK_FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 8 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
          1 month, 8 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
          1 month, 8 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
              1 month, 8 days ago

              C

            • Scots Gooner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              C

          2. Casualspotted
              1 month, 8 days ago

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

            • Danstoke82
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Final question;

              Saka >

              A) Maddison
              B) Barnes

              -8

              Yay or Nay?

              1. ILOVEBAPS
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Don’t sell Saka.

              2. Royal5
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Why?

              3. Il Capitano
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 8 days ago

                nay

              4. Big_Andy_GAWA
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Saka could be decent, no?

                1. Danstoke82
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 8 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
              1 month, 8 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
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Start Gelhardt or Gordon?

              1. Traction Engine Foot
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Gelhardt

            • Traction Engine Foot
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Start Nketiah or Alonso?

              1. Danstoke82
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Nketiah.

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

            • Lindelol
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              How reliable is Alonso out rumour?

              1. Jump in Micah
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                I also want to know this

            • ZEZIMA
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 8 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
                1 month, 8 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
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Bowen or Barnes???

            • Il Capitano
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Start Raph or Nketiah?