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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. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Good job all my XI starts - only Bachmann from my bench is starting!

    1. Haalander
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Same here no amartey or shar starting I’ve only the 11

  2. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Wondering if my last minute shift of captain from Kane to KDB went through...

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I always refresh the page

  3. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Glad I did Alonso out to Laporte due to rumours like 2mins before deadline, now all 15 players (bench boost) start 🙂

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Good Luck

      https://twitter.com/reynoldo81/statu..._O3sfQqJpIrOpQ

      Poor Eze. That’s horrendous to watch.

  4. Wolfman180
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Wanted to go Salah and Broja out for Wissa and Kane but had to take Livramento out for Sesseggnon to make sure I had cover if both James and Alonso didn't start. Hoping Kane doesn't go mad now

  5. DycheDycheBaby
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    James starting and Alonso could be massive! I would've had Gordon coming in (benched).

  6. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    That Trossard punt don’t work then…

    1. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I nearly bring him in. No this news before deadline.

  7. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Got Toney -4 to play over Alonso, hope it will pay off

  8. PartyTime
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Good luck everyone! Been an interesting & frustrating season altogether.

  9. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Full 11 for me. Nice.

    Schmeichel
    Robertson, James, Sessegnon
    KDB, Jota, Maddison, Zaha, Kulusevski
    Kane(c), Vardy

    Foster, Alonso, Holgate, Greenwood

    Good luck everyone - hope it’s a fun one!

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Good luck.

      The Leicester boyz may get 60 mins to do some damage.

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Good luck my fellow dog, full 11 starting for me too. First time I've gone 5 ATB this season, of course I do it on the day with the highest likely goal count!

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Lol. Perfect.

  10. Botman and Robben
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Broja 1st on bench not even is squad.

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Won’t be there next season so what’s the point

  11. DycheDycheBaby
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Surprised that Sterling isn't starting? Nevertheless, praying for KDB haul here.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I thought he was.

    2. Not again Shirley
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yes would be happy with KDB haul.

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yeah, Mahrez is favoured for all the crunch games.

      Had him on my BB for his penalty miss.

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Mahrez is usually great when he starts tbf!

    4. Haalander
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I’ll take a foden one please

  12. Ruinenlust
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Alonso not in squad for his last ever game?

    1. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Strange

    2. CoKane & Zohores
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Alonso won the GW 36 touchline battle but Tuchel won the war.

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Odd not in squad at all I admit, but he's looking for a new club & one of few defenders we can actually sell for £££

      Now we're safe in 3rd place I can understand why.

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Tuchel gets the last laugh.

    5. pakornk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      It's not his last game.

      1. SonnyPikey
          2 months, 17 days ago

          it is

        • Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          This too. Still under contract!

    6. Numero Bruno
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A strong bench always needed for the last game, managed to scrape 11 starters, but includes Ramsey, not ideal.

      1. Pacer.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        So a strong bench not always needed then

        1. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Well it is because Ramsey Vs city isn't ideal

        2. Numero Bruno
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Not always needed to field 11 evidently, a strong 11 is a different matter.
          Lots of players missing in the last week for one reason or another.

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        What do you do if both your keepers are not playing?

        1. Numero Bruno
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Ah well, not much you can do, no gk minus scores at least

    7. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      All eleven starting..Good luck to all.

      1. Haalander
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Good luck mate

    8. FPL flop
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Shame Origi can't get a cameo at the end!

    9. Weeb Kakashi
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Need Jota Mount Barnes to stay quiet!

      1. FlockofSeagulls
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Hush you!

      2. Haalander
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        No dissing jota please work away on mount and barnsey

    10. MyNameIsRedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Took a hit to bring in Laporte because of the James rumours and now Laporte’s not even going to play for me 🙁

      1. bombonera
          2 months, 17 days ago

          You took a hit to put him on the bench?

          1. MyNameIsRedRo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 17 days ago

            I had James in the team

            1. bombonera
                2 months, 17 days ago

                So aren't you happy James starts because you selected him in your 11 instead of Laporte?

                1. MyNameIsRedRo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  No I guess I’m happy he starts - I just wish I hadn’t heard the rumours he wouldn’t so I wouldn’t have taken the hit for someone that’ll now stay on my bench. Ah well, only 4 points I guess

          2. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Why not?

            1. MyNameIsRedRo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 17 days ago

              James in the team - I heard he wasn’t starting so brought in Laporte for a hit - then I heard James was starting so switched them

          3. AC/DC AFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Ouch.

            The James rumours I was hearing was that he starts....

            1. MyNameIsRedRo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Yeah, I heard those after the ‘he won’t start’ ones

          4. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Laporte starts

            1. MyNameIsRedRo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 17 days ago

              For City, yeah - just not for me

          5. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 17 days ago

            James' pts rooted to my bench this week. Subbed out for Gelhardt on same info

            1. MyNameIsRedRo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Ouch, sorry mate

        • FlockofSeagulls
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          My transfers in the last 2 minutes before deadline:
          Alonso > Rudiger
          James > Laporte
          Laporte > James
          Rudiger > Laporte

          FH madness lol.

          1. noissimbus
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Probably worse off than if you'd just left it lol

              1. FlockofSeagulls
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                How am I worse off? Lol.

                I started with Alonso and James and ended with James and Laporte.

                1. noissimbus
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    There's no hits involved are there? I must have mistaken for another post. If no hits, then that's a great outcome.

            • Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Noooooooooo

              Origi muscle issue, couldn't make bench 🙁

            • WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Full team. Phew.

            • bso
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              All starting except Alonso. Could be worse I guess.
              Good luck everyone!

              1. PartyTime
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Heavy rotation was Lukaku & Alonso I think. I don’t why they used the wird “heavy”. Almost fell into that trap with James on my bench

                1. Kun Tozser
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Maybe he meant with transfers

            • dansmusen
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Sterling (c) for a -4 well these last weeks have been a crazy disaster for me

              1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 12 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                sometimes the moves don't work out but I admire the pick. not all risks work out (That's why they are risks) but to get ahead you have to roll the dice

                1. dansmusen
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Actually not chasing anything due to the fact a blew my ML two weeks ago with a failed BB and 39 points on the bench. Did the BB last week for a wooping 7 points

            • PastaConcerto
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              No Alonso on bench means I get Kulu start....the rest play.

            • Oneman
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Alonso bench means full spurs front 3 for me. Bring it on!

            • Wolfman180
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Call it wishful thinking but I feel a Havertz hat trick on the cards today

              1. No Need
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Another 7 without involvement maybe

                1. Wolfman180
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Hahah noooo! Still have nightmares about that!

            • tommo-uk-
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Alonso out and my bench of White & Schar both on the bench.

              10 starters…need them all to perform!

              1. jason_ni
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Just about managed to get 11 out.

                Elanga and pukki stepping in for me.

            • Holmes
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Didnt hear James starting rumours, sigh...

              1. g40steve
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                The ITK Sam mentioned James & Alonso out but later tried to back track!

            • Shultan
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Rushed my FT & I did Werner to Toney & didn't consider vardy when had the money ITB!
              Annoyed at myself

            • jason_ni
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Can only hope that not taking -4 for either james or toney comes back to haunt me.

              I'm more than a bit concerned about not having James.

            • Bubz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Im confused, is Reece James starting?

              1. jason_ni
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Yes, well he was in the 11 announced.

              2. SonnyPikey
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  lol

                • Rassi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  He is.

                • Holmes
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Yes

                • Zim0
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Yes

                • Yozzer
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Why be confused. Have heard of Google yet?

                  1. Bubz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    Whats google?