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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

USEFUL TOOLS AND LINKS

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2,957 Comments Post a Comment
  1. putana
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    PANTS DOWN

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

      Nooooo

  2. PartyTime
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    James starts or benched?

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

      Starts apparently.

      Alonso probably benched.

  3. artvandelay316
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Cash or Andersen first on bench?

    1. Mozumbus
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Ander

        1. artvandelay316
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Cheers.

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

      sam martin has said he has no news on james or alonso

      1. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Lol

      2. PartyTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        What tha hell

      3. Rocket Raccoon
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Ha ha ha

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

        Wtf

      5. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Wtf

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

        You said that now ?

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

        he's out for a meal and starting james in his team

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

        Who is he - an ITK?

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

        Wtf

      10. artvandelay316
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Hahaha

      11. Die Hard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        What the ???

      12. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        😆

    3. Oscar Slater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Rate my 22/23 GW1 team please...

      5.0, 4.5

      7.5, 6.5, 6.0, 4.5, 4.5

      12.5, 9.0, 7.0, 5.5, 4.5

      12.5, 6.0, 4.5

      0.0 ITB

      Planning to wildcard GW2

      Thanks.

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

        You're going to win the league.

      2. The Last Rolo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        No Salah or Trent?

        GL.

        1. Oscar Slater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Nah, not to start off with (tough fixtures).

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

      KDB and Mahrez and Jesus start?

      1. Mozumbus
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Foden?

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

        Good luck!

        1. Alan The Llama
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          You too.

        2. Rocket Raccoon
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I regret nothing

      3. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Pants down for the season!

      4. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thank god it's over. Hated every second of that.

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

          Lol

        2. Razor Ramon
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Looking forward to having some spare mental & emotional capacity again

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

        sold Salah for Jota. Anyone else?

        1. MIGHTY JOE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Went mane mane

          1. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            I went Mane! Too slow to put Cap on instead of Son

        2. Pep's Money Laundry
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Why not go for Diaz at least that leak came before deadline

      6. highsguy
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        James Alonso Mount OUT
        Laporte Sess Foden IN

        This could be bad….

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

          Or also good

        2. FC Hakkebøf
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          James starting. Alonso out. Mount 50/50. GL

      7. N1ceguyEdd1e
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Ladies and gentlemen, it's time... Good luck all!

      8. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Pens Down for the last time - GL all 😉

      9. The Last Rolo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Took no hits, went with a lesser team to hold my 5 point ML lead.

        No idea if that is the right call or not.

        Easily the most stressful week.

      10. MIGHTY JOE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Pants down!!!

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

        Pants down. See you boys next season

      12. Pep's Money Laundry
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Scenes........
        Coming soon in half an hour

      13. artvandelay316
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Just left a brown patch on my PC chair...

      14. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I hope James and Alonso both start and haul

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          James will start

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

            In your opinion? Rumours say no

      15. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        PANTS AND PENS DOWN PLEASE!!!

        Good luck all, the tears are flowing already! Emotional day XXX

        Schmeichel
        Trent | Robbo | Cancelo
        Son | Maddison | Mount | Kulusevski
        (K)ane | Jesus | Pukki

        Bachmann | Gordon | Amartey | Schar

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

          Ah the (K) ended up in its rightful place! GL!

          1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            😉

            Cheers, you too!

        2. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Why?

          1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            I always find last day emotional, like the end of a rollercoaster, just a very long one!

      16. jason_ni
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Locked and loaded - good luck all.

        Hope either James and Alonso either both start, or both miss out lol.

        Own Alonso and will be tough to see James haul after weighing up -4 for him all week!

      17. just a man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Good luck all

      18. Werner Bros
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Last minute swap to start Raphinha over Alonso - he better be benched now!

        GL all for final day of this madness!!

      19. atkinsg88
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        F thissssss why did I read comments about the Chelsea boys being rested….Team was set and ready with no hit.

      20. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Locked and Loaded
        Best of luck and see you on the other side

        GW-38 - 0.0 Bank - (minus 4)
        Schmeichel
        Cancelo/Robertson/Matip/Laporte
        Maddison/KDB(VC)/Son(C)/Saka
        Kane/Toney
        BENCH - Foster-Justin-Mateta-Gordon
        106.2 Team Value - 0.1 bank - 106.3 Total Value

        Expected Points:78.2

      21. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Took -4 to have Toney over Alonso, will backfire?

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Alonso not starting. If you had benchcover then it might backfire yes

      22. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Season actually over...

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Where’s Fudgy

      23. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Good luck everyone, Kane (c) here, enjoy the penalty miss 🙂

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Son on penalties I reckon

      24. Eight Season Wonder
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        FH TEAM LOCKED IN:

        Kasper
        Trent / James / Sess
        Sonny(c) / Diaz / Foden / Mount
        Kane(vc) / Vardy / Toney

        Good luck all

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

          Good luck

        2. FC Hakkebøf
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Very Nice. GL

      25. Arteta
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        It's over, it's done, we're locked in. Good luck to all of you and may your last arrow be green!