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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. TN
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Do I need Maddison?

    My current midfield I would all play 4-5-1...

    Son KDB Saka Mount Kulu

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I'm waiting for Mount news. Would take a -4 if reliable source saying he's out.

  2. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Any Mount news? Lol.

    1. TN
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      would say if I knew pal

  3. bring_on _the_fantasy
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Surly if Spurs have a Pen and are winning Kane will give it to Son?

    1. Demba Demba
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I reckon so

    2. Ron_Swanson
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I think I saw somewhere they confirmed Kane will take whatever

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 15 days ago

      No. Conte says Kane

    4. Shteve
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Maybe if 2+ goals ahead. Unlikely otherwise

      1. Ian & Zen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        It’s spurs - they’ll need to be 4 up to be safe

  4. The Count of Monte Cristo
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Start:

    A) Saka

    B) Alonso

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A easily

  5. AC Yew
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Jota or Diaz?

  6. Avery
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Salah benched

  7. DycheDycheBaby
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    KDB (c) let's go! Good luck everyone. Don't wait until the last minute to set your team!!!

  8. HD7
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Son over KDB or Maddison as C?

    1. phoenixfromtheflames
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Son C

  9. Somnus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Play Pukki, or Dias to Sessegnon for -4?

  10. Rotation's Alter Ego
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Confirmation (or as close as we'll get to it) of Salah benching

    https://twitter.com/TheKopHQ/status/1528366259804446725

  11. Mr. Mystic
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Richarlison to Toney for a hit?

    1. Djokovic Airlines
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      yessss

    2. phoenixfromtheflames
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yes

  12. Salah and Vinagre Chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Anyone else waiting more for August 6 2022 than for May 22 16:00?

  13. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Andy got a message telling him no alonso

    1. Sailboats
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I'm watching too. I'm inclined to sell Alonso for Robbo for -4 now

    2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I got Alonso, can transfer for a -4 :/

    3. xuwei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Dang it just sold James

  14. AK_FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Bench one:

    A) Saka (already starting Nketiah)
    B) Matip (have Robbo)
    C) Laporte (have Cancelo and Ederson)

  15. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Salah benched @thekophq

  16. Pulp Minion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Start one:

    A) Nketiah
    B) Rüdiger

    1. The White Pele
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B

    2. phoenixfromtheflames
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B

  17. Ghost86
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Would you do James to Robbo -4?

    Will be on minus 8

    Or dewsbury hall of the bench

    1. Pulp Minion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      dewsbury hall - not the time to be taking hits for defenders

  18. Red Star Toro
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Will James starty? Do I bench him for Nketiah?

  19. Oggle22
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Best spurs defender

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Sess

  20. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Which keeper to start

    A Schmeichel
    B Ramsdale

    1. The White Pele
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B

  21. FlockofSeagulls
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Last minute Alonso + James to Laporte and Rudiger done. I can't afford to have any no shows.

    Good luck all.

  22. lewis274
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    is alonso out???

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Possibly.

      Probably not starting.

    2. Ron_Swanson
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Many rumours saying it

  23. The White Pele
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    A) Barnes & Matip
    B) Mount & Henry

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B

  24. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Have Alonso and VvD, will one of them start you think?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yes Alonso haul

    2. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      https://twitter.com/TheKopHQ/status/1528366626235723776

      VVD benched it seems. Not sure you'll have much more fun with Alonso but out of the two I'd go him.

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Looks like neither are.

  25. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Bring in Mount or Diaz?

  26. MFC86
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Does the rumour mill have Havertz starting ?

    1. Ruinenlust
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yes

      1. MFC86
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thanks

  27. tokara
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Diaz starts

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Nice sauce?

      1. tokara
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Spion

    2. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yaaay

    3. AC Yew
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Source?

    4. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Brought him in

  28. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Kepa and olsen as bakcup + rudi
    Or
    Kepa and raya as backup + azpi

  29. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Vvd >laporte for a hit?

  30. Barnabus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    leaning towards KDB captain with Martinez benched for Villa