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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


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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. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Went for Robbo in James out in the last min for a hit, one my most stupid moves of my life bec of a twitter account, just only to see Andy benching Alonso and starting James right after a message he got...

    1. DARWIN'S DINOSAURS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      So did I. My bad for cheating.

    2. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I had the advantage of a FH but it still messed up my team having to reshuffle (and losing Bowen in the process)

  2. Weeb Kakashi
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Zinchenko Azpi Lukaku over Mount Toney Jota/Barnes not looking good now.

  3. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Anyone not take a hit?

    1. Dammit_182
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Nope.

    2. AIRMILES
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Used my FH

    3. GE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Me

    4. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      -8 -> Salah, Ramsey & Nketiah to Maddison, Mount & Jesus

      Fit like a glove with 0ITB leftover

    5. JJO
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Just -12 😀

      1. Goro Majima
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Glad I'm not the only one!

      2. noissimbus
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Samee.. it's final week what the heck right.

      3. Mambino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I at least thought about not doing

      4. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Me!

      5. TN
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Just used FT on cash to james

        1. Slouch87
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Oh dear

          1. TN
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            James should start...I made the transfer last night :/

      6. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        -4

      7. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Me

      8. MFC86
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yeah was happy with one free transfer

      9. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Crazy amount but all for free-)

      10. Arn De Gothia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        o/

    6. Mane Mane Mane
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Operation differential is underway, can I claw back 50 points on my ML leader, probably not but I’ve give it a good go. Good luck everyone!

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Same here. I captained your username. Hope he goes nuts

        1. Mane Mane Mane
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I did too, hat trick incoming.

    7. Dammit_182
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      20 minutes before starting line up
      Scenes….

      1. Slouch87
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Scenes comment yawn yawn yawn.

        1. Dammit_182
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Last opportunity for a while. Couldn’t resist!

    8. Moose™
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      FH38. Almost full differential against my ML leader.

      Dubravka

      Rudiger Matip Sessegnon

      KdB Son Bowen Saka

      Kane Vardy(c) Toney

      GL all!

      1. Sailboats
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Good luck !

      2. JJO
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I hope you got some backup gk
        Someone here mentioned Darlow starting

        1. Moose™
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Ah. Didnt saw it. Only have Steele in the bench tho.

    9. Nightf0x
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      FH team

      Kepa (olsen)
      Rudi sess robbo (kelly tsi)
      Son(c) kdb diaz mount madds
      Toney kane (richard)

      Good luck u all

    10. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Best of luck everyone. May your arrows be green.

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Good luck pal

      2. ZimZalabim
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        best of luck Natedog

      3. Dammit_182
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Cheers natedog. And may you get more airtime on the pods!!

      4. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Thanks, think I might need it with my last minutes decision to bench James (thinking TT did same)...
        Good luck to you too!

    11. Weeb Kakashi
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Walker starting?

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        😮

    12. King Carlos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Purely from the FPL standpoint, which team would you like to survive the relegation battle today?

      A) Burnley
      B) Leeds

      1. PartyTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        B

      2. Galza-The Wanton Trader
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Leeds

      3. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Probably Leeds, but can't see it happening.

      4. Die Hard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Leeds

      5. Mambino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Leeds, but I want Burnley to survive

        1. Not again Shirley
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I wanted Burnley to survive until they sacked Dyche (which seemed very unfair). Think it will serve them right if they are relegated. Bet Dyche, on the sneak, would love to see Burnley relegated!

      6. Ralf Rang Nick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Leeds.

      7. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Burnley for sure. Weghorst gameweek 1 lock for me.

      8. King Carlos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        No love for Burnley 🙂

        1. Die Hard
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Boring thugs

      9. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Leeds because they fielded teams through Covid despite others cancelling. And my mate’s a fan

      10. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        B. They’re at least fun to target

      11. Dthinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Leeds.

        Need Bamford in my team!

      12. Sif
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        This season's Leeds is the perfect FPL bottom half team, still has attackers who are cheap and ok. But will concede 4-5 when they play the big hitters.

        But I want Burnely to survive because they play their own game and don't try to be a poor man's City.

      13. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Leeds

    13. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I have Matip, Martinelli and Alonso on the bench :/ Ruh roh

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Alonso may not be starting. Not sure about Martinelli. Matip definitely will. Any dodgy picks in your XI one may sub in for?

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Vardy(c) is dodgy! 😀

          Maybe Mount?
          Kulusevski
          Nketiah
          Jesus

          Not really :/

    14. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Did Salah/Richa to Mane (C) for -4

      Chasing, opponents have Son, I don’t, took a really big risk

      TAA, Matip, Rudiger, Cancelo
      Mane (C), Barnes, Saka, Kulu
      Kane, Jesus

    15. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Hopefully Son has diarrhea

      1. No Kane No Gain
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        He will still play

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Will definitely make some dirty runs in that case...

        2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I remember when he scored a last minute winner vs Villa with a broken arm lol

      2. TN
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        ...... lasagne gate reference

        Hope not

      3. teneighty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        He sh*ts when he wants!

      4. Dammit_182
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        It would shake things up!!

      5. tokara
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Ban

    16. The Polymath
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      GOOD LUCK TO all managers with the SAME players as me. 😀

      1. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Breadbin?

    17. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Generic condescending comment

      1. teneighty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Generic offensive reply

        1. Dusty Donut
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Generic witty retort

      2. Dammit_182
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        You too bro!

      3. Monklane
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Generic this site isn't what it used to be comment

    18. super zlatan
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Brace yourself for the “thanks everyone” posts at 6pm.

      1. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Inevitable

      2. No Kane No Gain
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I look forward to the bitter ones saying thanks for the bad advice lol

      3. Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        thanks for the season SZ

      4. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Ok I'll make mine tomorrow 😉
        We're allowed to get a little sentimental at the end, no? It's like the last day of school

    19. OneArseneWenger32
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      (C) Toney over Kane son and vardy!
      No wonder I’m 30pts back in ML…

      1. TN
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Daft...gl

    20. Zim0
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      It is over

    21. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Kenedy and Saul Niguez start for #Chelsea against Watford.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Kenedy OMG......

      2. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        *logs off*

      3. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Mount?

      4. OneArseneWenger32
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Source?

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Kenedy is a mid?

          1. dabber7
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Left winger/wing-back.

            1. noissimbus
                1 month, 14 days ago

                I thought RW/RWB?

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Who's your source for this BTW. Insta or Twitter? (Just for adding to a Twitter list I have, if applicable.)

          1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Can imagine Bemba is a source himself, guy is RAPID

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Nah

        3. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Better call Saul

        4. PartyTime
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Kenedy plays wing back imo & probably Saúl too. Hmmm. James & Alonso gonna get benched or??

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Kenedy is left-sided, so Alonso

            1. PartyTime
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Yeah

          2. Ruinenlust
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Saul is a cm

            1. PartyTime
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              But played Lwb already for Chelsea this season

        5. Dammit_182
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          8 mins till we know the truth!

      5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Liverpool team

        Alisson, Trent Matip Konate Robertson, Henderson Thiago Keita, Jota Mane Diaz

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Cheers Bemba, gonna miss your OMG posts

        2. Mozumbus
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Thanks. Got Diaz only. Hope he scores.
            Good luck to all.

            1. Moose™
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I only have Matip. My ML leader have TAA + Robbo

          • ILOVEBAPS
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Cheers

          • PartyTime
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Henderson on pens

            1. Pep's Money Laundry
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              It could be any of trent, thiago or Diaz but certainly not Henderson

            2. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Mane surely?

            3. bench boost for every gamew…
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              One of Jota, Diaz or Mane.

          • Sailboats
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Trent, Matip and Robbo LFG

          • Milkman Bruno
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Salah to brace from the bench

        3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Rumoured team for city (from bluemoon twitter user)

          Ederson, Stones, Fernandinho, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodri, Bernardo, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Foden, Jesus

          https://twitter.com/bluemoon_mcfc/status/1528371301030801412

          1. Moose™
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            KdB!!

          2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Stones :O

          3. Mozumbus
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Thanks. Got KDB, Foden, and Cancelo.

            • AC/DC AFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Seen the same too pre deadline on here.

            • ILOVEBAPS
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Foden!!

            • RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Cancelo, Jesus!

            • The Ilfordian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Thank god for Jesus. Bit of a rash transfer

              1. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Same, hope he’ll be on pens since last match 😉

          4. Ruinenlust
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            A lot of fake news

            1. Mozumbus
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Which one specifically?

              • SonnyPikey
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  no you're wrong

                • Big_Andy_GAWA
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  😮

              • Forza Papac
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Mahrez, Jesus, Foden start confirmed

              • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Mount, Azpilicueta and Kai Havertz start.

                https://twitter.com/NizaarKinsella/status/1528373311884906497

                1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Yes!!!

                2. Moose™
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  How about Rudigerrr

                3. Pep's Money Laundry
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  I'm going to regret doing harvertz to Diaz for a hit

                4. OptimusBlack
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Yaaay

              • Moose™
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Didnt have the balls to go full differential against my ML leader. At first decided Mane + Kulu. But, did not have the courage, stick with Son + Saka…

                1. RamaJama
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Went Mane C and Jesus

              • Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Alonso must be up front

                1. mynameisq
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Better option than Lukaku and Werner

              • AC/DC AFC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                #LFC v Wolves:

                Alisson,
                Trent Matip Konate Robertson,
                Henderson Thiago Keita,
                Jota Mane Diaz

              • KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                My trio of GW38 punts all starting!

                Mount
                Maddison
                Jesus

                1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Supposedly I should say

              • RedRo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 14 days ago

                I like when the team news is released individual player by individual player like this. Builds the suspense

                1. Dammit_182
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  ….drum roll please…..Allison….

              • DavidBW
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                I think I have Mount captain. Missed the deadline and can’t remember. Eeek

                1. SonnyPikey
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    he starts

                  • Scots Gooner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    How’d you miss a 2pm Sun deadline?

                    1. Dammit_182
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Just gets harder and harder to wake up before lunch time doesn’t it

                    2. DavidBW
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Been out and was driving home, supposed to be back to be for 2.30 missed it.