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

    Ings benched, Kulu starts

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

    Danny Ings needs another rest

    Rockstar.

  3. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Really wish I'd have done Alonso -> James. (-4) Not enough time to think about it when Andy said Alonso benched with 4 minutes left

    1. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Was too risky to m8ve for James as he also was mentioned out

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

    Ings rested

    FPLRockstar

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

      In 2 minutes we'll know which Twitter accounts to unfollow.

      1. The Last Rolo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Probably shouldn't be following accounts that haven't already proved themselves anyway...

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

          I'm not even on the Twitter lol.

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

    All I can say is

    Come on you Hornets

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

    Villa going to park the nil nil bus??

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

      They get 15M or something if Grealish wins the league yea?

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

        Don’t think there are any add ons as they activated a release clause

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

    Alonso cameo looking likely. 1 pointer incoming if he’s not starting.

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

      Just about to propose this, would block Saka 1st bench 🙁

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

      Got to be on bench for that!

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

    As if Rockstar hasn't mentioned Alonso and/or James...

    The teaser!

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

      Alonso bench
      James starts
      I think was the rumour

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

    Everyone Captaining Son - He plays in the early game people!

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

      Ghandi strikes again on the final day

    2. Spirit of 1999
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      not everyone

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

    Apparently no pickford

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Still drunk

    2. SonnyPikey
        1 month, 14 days ago

        begovic starts

      • Royal5
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Just wait one minute and we know everything

    3. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Chelsea ain't keeping a clean sheet. Hell Roy will probably bow out with a win!

    4. Grounderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Two minutes to the last lineup announcement for the season.

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

      I'll take 9 starters at this point

    6. SonnyPikey
        1 month, 14 days ago

        richy injured

      • Pep Roulette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        No Zinchenko?

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

        Here we go!

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

        Love GW38. Always a mad one

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

          Best one of the season.

      • AutoFill 2021
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Let the mayhem begin!

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

        Hannibal starts

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

          Humans not in squad

        2. Traction Engine Foot
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I might open a nice Chianti.

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

        Ragabolly rested today. Please no Live FPL questions 🙂

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          He playing me in a cup final

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

        Reeeeceeeee

      • tokara
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I remove Mount for Barnes

        Hope it works

      • fusen
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        https://anewpla.net/fpl/lineups/

        Arsenal: Ramsdale (32), Cédric Soares (17), Holding (16), Gabriel Magalhães (6), Nuno Tavares (20), Mohamed Elneny (25), Xhaka (34), Saka (7), Ødegaard (8), Gabriel Martinelli (35), Nketiah (30),
        Subs: Charlie Patino (87), Salah-Eddine Oulad M'hand (65), Albert Sambi Lokonga (23), Emile Smith Rowe (10), Bernd Leno (1), Zak Swanson (69), Benjamin White (4), Alexandre Lacazette (9), Nicolas Pépé (19)

        Everton: Begovic (15), Branthwaite (32), Keane (5), Holgate (4), Kenny (2), Doucouré (16), Davies (26), Iwobi (17), Alli (36), Gray (11), Calvert-Lewin (9),
        Subs: Cenk Tosun (20), Donny van de Beek (30), Isaac Price (60), Lewis Dobbin (61), Anthony Gordon (24), Vitalii Mykolenko (19), Reece Welch (64), Séamus Coleman (23), Andy Lonergan (31)

        Brentford: Raya (1), Ajer (20), Jansson (18), Bech Sørensen (29), Henry (3), Jensen (8), Janelt (27), Eriksen (21), Mbeumo (19), Toney (17), Wissa (11),
        Subs: Álvaro Fernández (40), Finley Stevens (36), Josh Dasilva (10), Mads Roerslev (30), Sergi Canós (7), Frank Onyeka (15), Nathan Young-Coombes (43), Shandon Baptiste (26), Julian Jeanvier (23)

        Leeds United: Meslier (1), Koch (5), Llorente (14), Cooper (6), Firpo (3), Phillips (23), Raphinha (10), Greenwood (42), Rodrigo (19), Harrison (22), Gelhardt (30),
        Subs: Kristoffer Klaesson (13), Archie Gray (63), Pascal Struijk (21), Leo Fuhr Hjelde (33), Jamie Shackleton (46), Lewis Bate (26), Tyler Roberts (11), Mateusz Klich (43), Charlie Cresswell (35)

        Brighton and Hove Albion: Sánchez (1), Veltman (34), Dunk (5), Webster (4), March (20), Bissouma (8), Caicedo (25), Cucurella (3), Groß (13), Mac Allister (10), Welbeck (18),
        Subs: Neal Maupay (9), Tariq Lamptey (2), Adam Lallana (14), Jason Steele (23), Shane Duffy (24), Odeluga Offiah (57), Enock Mwepu (12), Steven Alzate (17), Evan Ferguson (58)

        West Ham United: Fabianski (1), Coufal (5), Dawson (15), Zouma (4), Cresswell (3), Soucek (28), Rice (41), Bowen (20), Lanzini (10), Fornals (8), Antonio (9),
        Subs: Arthur Masuaku (26), Armstrong Oko-Flex (40), Andriy Yarmolenko (7), Alex Král (33), Ryan Fredericks (24), Alphonse Areola (13), Mark Noble (16), Ben Johnson (31), Darren Randolph (35)

        Burnley: Pope (1), Roberts (14), Collins (22), Tarkowski (5), Long (28), Taylor (3), McNeil (11), Brownhill (8), Cork (4), Barnes (10), Cornet (20),
        Subs: Dara Costelloe (44), Bobby Thomas (37), Wayne Hennessey (13), Phil Bardsley (26), Wout Weghorst (9), Owen Dodgson (39), Aaron Lennon (17), Joseph McGlynn (49), Dale Stephens (16)

        Newcastle United: Dúbravka (1), Trippier (15), Lascelles (6), Burn (33), Targett (13), Longstaff (36), Bruno Guimarães (39), Joelinton (7), Almirón (24), Wilson (9), Saint-Maximin (10),
        Subs: Paul Dummett (3), Dwight Gayle (34), Chris Wood (20), Matt Ritchie (11), Emil Krafth (17), Jacob Murphy (23), Federico Fernández (18), Karl Darlow (26), Fabian Schär (5)

        Chelsea: Mendy (16), Azpilicueta (28), Thiago Silva (6), Rüdiger (2), James (24), Kanté (7), Ñíguez (17), Kenedy (23), Ziyech (22), Mount (19), Havertz (29),
        Subs: Malang Sarr (31), Trevoh Chalobah (14), Jorginho (5), Kepa Arrizabalaga (1), Ben Chilwell (21), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (12), Ross Barkley (18), Christian Pulisic (10), Romelu Lukaku (9)

        Watford: Bachmann (26), Femenía (21), Kabasele (27), Samir (22), Kamara (14), Sissoko (19), Kayembe (39), Cleverley (8), King (7), João Pedro (10), Sema (12),
        Subs: William Troost-Ekong (5), Dan Gosling (16), Craig Cathcart (15), Cucho Hernández (29), Francisco Sierralta (31), Kwadwo Baah (34), Adam Masina (11), Robert Elliot (35), Jeremy Ngakia (2)

        Crystal Palace: Guaita (13), Clyne (17), Ward (2), Andersen (16), Mitchell (3), Gallagher (23), Hughes (12), Schlupp (15), Rak-Sakyi (49), Édouard (22), Zaha (11),
        Subs: Luka Milivojevic (4), Cheikhou Kouyaté (8), James McArthur (18), Martin Kelly (34), Jack Butland (1), Christian Benteke (20), Eberechi Eze (10), Jordan Ayew (9), Jean-Philippe Mateta (14)

        Manchester United: de Gea (1), Diogo Dalot (20), Lindelöf (2), Maguire (5), Alex Telles (27), McTominay (39), Fred (17), Elanga (36), Bruno Fernandes (18), Mejbri (46), Cavani (21),
        Subs: Shola Shoretire (47), Eric Bailly (3), Álvaro Fernández (74), Charlie Savage (72), Phil Jones (4), Juan Mata (8), Tom Heaton (22), Alejandro Garnacho (75), Raphaël Varane (19)

        Leicester City: Schmeichel (1), Fofana (3), Evans (6), Dewsbury-Hall (22), Mendy (24), Justin (2), Maddison (10), Tielemans (8), Castagne (27), Vardy (9), Barnes (7),
        Subs: Çaglar Söyüncü (4), Ayoze Pérez (17), Danny Ward (12), Patson Daka (29), Marc Albrighton (11), Kelechi Iheanacho (14), Ricardo Pereira (21), Daniel Amartey (18), Ademola Lookman (37)

        Southampton: McCarthy (1), Walker-Peters (2), Lyanco (4), Stephens (5), Salisu (22), Redmond (11), Elyounoussi (24), Ward-Prowse (8), Romeu (6), Armstrong (17), Armstrong (9),
        Subs: William Smallbone (20), Jan Bednarek (35), Moussa Djenepo (19), Che Adams (10), Shane Long (7), Yan Valery (43), Ibrahima Diallo (27), Theo Walcott (32), Willy Caballero (13)

        Liverpool: Alisson (1), Alexander-Arnold (66), Matip (32), Konaté (5), Robertson (26), Keïta (8), Henderson (14), Thiago (6), Diogo Jota (20), Mané (10), Díaz (23),
        Subs: Mohamed Salah (11), Virgil van Dijk (4), James Milner (7), Curtis Jones (17), Takumi Minamino (18), Harvey Elliott (67), Caoimhin Kelleher (62), Roberto Firmino (9), Konstantinos Tsimikas (21)

        Wolverhampton Wanderers: José Sá (1), Boly (15), Coady (16), Toti (24), Jonny (19), Dendoncker (32), Rúben Neves (8), João Moutinho (28), Aït-Nouri (3), Pedro Neto (7), Jiménez (9),
        Subs: Trincão (11), Daniel Podence (10), Hwang Hee-Chan (26), Chiquinho (20), Fábio Silva (17), Yerson Mosquera (14), Ki-Jana Hoever (2), John Ruddy (21), Marçal (5)

        Manchester City: Ederson (31), Stones (5), Fernandinho (25), Laporte (14), João Cancelo (27), De Bruyne (17), Rodri (16), Bernardo Silva (20), Mahrez (26), Gabriel Jesus (9), Foden (47),
        Subs: Nathan Aké (6), Scott Carson (33), Oleksandr Zinchenko (11), Ilkay Gündogan (8), Kyle Walker (2), Jack Grealish (10), Raheem Sterling (7), James McAtee (87), Cole Palmer (80)

        Aston Villa: Olsen (25), Cash (2), Chambers (16), Mings (5), Digne (27), McGinn (7), Douglas Luiz (6), Ramsey (41), Buendía (10), Philippe Coutinho (23), Watkins (11),
        Subs: Viljami Sinisalo (38), Tim Iroegbunam (47), Ashley Young (18), Marvelous Nakamba (19), Morgan Sanson (8), Bertrand Traoré (15), Carney Chukwuemeka (33), Danny Ings (20), Benjamin Chrisene (45)

        Norwich City: Krul (1), Aarons (2), Hanley (5), Byram (3), Giannoulis (30), Normann (16), Sørensen (19), Dowell (10), Lees-Melou (20), Rashica (17), Pukki (22),
        Subs: Liam Gibbs (42), Angus Gunn (28), Lukas Rupp (7), Jonathan Tomkinson (40), Christos Tzolis (18), Przemyslaw Placheta (11), Tony Springett (45), Christoph Zimmermann (6), Jonathan Rowe (46)

        Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris (1), Sánchez (6), Dier (15), Davies (33), Emerson Royal (12), Bentancur (30), Højbjerg (5), Sessegnon (19), Kulusevski (21), Son Heung-Min (7), Kane (10),
        Subs: Steven Bergwijn (23), Pierluigi Gollini (22), Lucas Moura (27), Dane Scarlett (44), Joe Rodon (14), Harvey White (42), Harry Winks (8), Matthew Craig (51), Alfie Devine (45)

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

          Tekkers

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

          No Ronaldo

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

          10/11 starters but knew Salah was coming off the bench

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

            Same here. Kepa benched hurts.. But a Raya to the rescue. Hopefully kepa stays benched all game...

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

          Cheers.

          Think I've got 13 out there starting with Ward backing up Schmeichel and Tsimikas benched.

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

          Thanks!

      • FFSbet.com
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Cmon Mane(C),Son stay quiet

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

          Opposite would be great.

          1. artvandelay316
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Yep. Son hatty please!

      • SonnyPikey
          1 month, 14 days ago

          LOLONSO

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

            Had that one ready for a while?

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

          Alonso not even on the bench

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

            Best news for anyone starting him

            1. Salan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Yes, better than coming in for 1 point.

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

            And Chilwell is ...

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

          Rudiger
          James
          Mount
          Ziyech
          Kennedy all start

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

          Alonso not even on the bench so no send off...

          FPL Legend!

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

            Finished with a flourished at least… and no cameo

            FPL legend

        • artvandelay316
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Alonso not even on bench...

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

            Anderson my first sub

            1. artvandelay316
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Exactly the same here. Hoping for a MUN meltdown!

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

                Yep

        • Gizzachance
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          No alonso!