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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. bitars
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Captain Son or Kane?

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

      Son.

    2. Ron_Swanson
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Son!

    3. European Bob
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Son?

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

    Last decision locked in.

    Enjoy tonight guys

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

    A) play Alonso
    B) play Amartey, bench Alonso
    C) Alonso > Matip for -4

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

    is alonso actually out??? someone send source please

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

      Sam martin suggesting alsonso james on the bench

      1. Werner Bros
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Is he a reliable source?

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

          Very, usually

        2. Avery
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          He’s a Leicester Not necessarily a Chelsea guy

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

          I believe so, but mainly for Leicester leaks

      2. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        His comment might suggest bench, but seems too cryptic to actually pin to a definite, bloody annoying really.

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

    Hit for Alonso or James to Matip???

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

      No! Chelsea have better fixtures

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

        Lol.

      2. Ron_Swanson
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Fixtures?!

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

          Chelsea have the better final game and I didn't realise Alonso was out (but late to the last minute FPL party) so do Alonso to Matip

          Now!

          Sorry 🙁

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

      Yes, do it quickly

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

    Palace XI:
    Guaita, Clyne, Ward, Andersen, Mitchell; Hughes, Gallagher, Rak-S, Edouard, Zaha

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

      I knew Guaita would be back after sitting out my BB37.

      A few surprises there.

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

        Rak-Sakyi amazing prospect, excited to see him play today

    2. 99Redbaboons
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Looks more like a Palace X

    3. Crystal Alice
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      plus Guehi

  7. TN
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Saka -> Maddison (-4)??

    Quick please...

    1. Birdman77
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      No

  8. JEZOOS
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    What's the probability of winning a bet where I place an over 2.5 goals for all the games in the PL today.

    1. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      roughly 1000/1

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

        Doing it then. Balls out.

    2. Ron_Swanson
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Statistically just over 1000/1

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

      What are the odds? The likelihood is just less than that. Not a bad bet though.

    4. SteJ
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      80-1 on Paddy

    5. N1ceguyEdd1e
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Be between 110 - 120 to 1 on today's PL games... go for it

  9. andre_c
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Pukki > Toney -4?

  10. tokara
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Any Diazzzzz

    1. Mozumbus
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Got Diaz if this is what you wanted to ask?

        1. tokara
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Sorry i want know if he starts

          1. Mozumbus
              2 months, 26 days ago

              What we know so far Salah might be benched, which is positive

      • Nightf0x
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        A) kepa azpi & raya as backup
        B) kepa rudi & olsen/gunn/begovic

        Incase kepa didnt start

      • bring_on _the_fantasy
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Captain? Solid choice!

        A) Kane
        B) Son
        C) KDB

        1. Mozumbus
            2 months, 26 days ago

            B

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

            B

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

          Captain Toney or Maddison if chasing?

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

            Mads

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

          Pages going mega fast.

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

          Any Richa rumors?

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

            Supposedly won't be involved today

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

              😮

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

          A Kane
          B Nketiah +4 points

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

            A

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

          If you've made your transfers remember to update fpl page constantly for carnage guys (joke, don't do that)

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

          Anyone panicking yet?

          1. Monklane
            • 13 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Since week 1

          2. Rocket Raccoon
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            5 Spurs out with squirts
            Alonso and James benched
            Salah and VVD benched

            So, yeah 😀

          3. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 26 days ago

            A little! Think I'm done now. Got Maddi instead of Mount & benched James for Gelhardt

        8. Hullesian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Do I start with Nketiah or Dier?

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

            Dier maybmaybe

        9. artvandelay316
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Is Alonso confirmed out?

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

            A Leicester itk mentioned there are rumours of that, i think he starts.

        10. Kantelele
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Nketiah start ?

          • Nespinha
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Top 3K atm

            Schmeicel
            James Alonso TAA Matip Cancelo
            Son(C) Mount KDB Saka
            Nketiah
            Foster Gordon Pukki Dennis

            Concerned for rotations, worth a - 4 hit for Dennis to Toney?

          • as33
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Watkins or Mount to start?

            1. Ron_Swanson
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Mount

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

            Toney vs G Jesus

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

              Jesus if can afford it

          • WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Already on -4…

            Take another hit to move James on (bench is Ramsey, KDH etc ) given the rumours?

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

            Start Pukki or Laporte???

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

              Have Cancelo

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

                othink you have to start Laporte here but a 2 pointer is a definite possibility.

                Roll the dice mate

          • Arteta
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Who is a better pick - Toney or Pukki?

            1. Ron_Swanson
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Toney

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

              Toney

          • Casualspotted
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Weghorst to Toney for a hit done

            • cutch
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Just made my transfers and saved lineup. I've got Alonso starting and a bench of only KDH and Cash. But I don't feel like taking more hits (altready on a -4).

              Good luck everyone.

            • mdm
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Richa starting?

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

                Doubt it