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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. Weeb Kakashi
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Lukaku Zinchenko changeover to Mount Jota on FH 2 mins before deadline is going to hurt.

    FML

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      *from

      Apologies for poor top post

      1. ChelseaGuy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Ahh makes sense now

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      How though, you got 2 starters instead of 2 bench players

  2. KeanosMagic
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Went Salah to Sterling for a punt. Of course it's backfired

    • Nightf0x
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Tuchel must missup my FH, kepa benched have olsen will come in before deadline wanted to get azpi for rudi & raya as backup instead of olsen
      Let alone james who was on my team all the time with downgrading madds to barnes

    • Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      No keeper here! What a season it has been..

      1. PartyTime
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Keepers aren’t needed this season

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Every single point needed if you are chasing 27

    • fusen
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      woohoo, unlimited transfers

      1. DeuloRad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        "You can make unlimited free transfers before the Gameweek 38 deadline."

        Nice!

    • Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Salah has been a waste of an FPL space the last month or so.

    • OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Updated

    • have you seen cyan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      good luck all

    • Wolfman180
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Just seen that Chilwell is on the bench! Surely he gets minutes otherwise what was the point

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Nailed in my team for next season, good to see him there knowing he'll have a full preseason

        1. Wolfman180
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Yes absolutely! He'll be the first player I put down on that first draft regardless on price. Be nice for his price to drop given his lack of minutes this season

        2. SonnyPikey
            2 months, 26 days ago

            he's injury dogged. wouldn't bother

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Pick Team page gone...

      3. Nightrain_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Torn between transferring in Alonso to block my opponent and Robbo which I can afford and I go with the former, nailbite moment with Mateta first sub lol

        what happened with Alonso ? Thought it's a proper send off to grab a goal on his last day

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Contract doesn't expire this year & if we can't get other LB/LWB backup he probably stays.

          1. Nightrain_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            noted, so maybe Tuchel gifting him an early break to give chance to Kenedy and maybe give minutes to Chilwell ?

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Protecting investment more like. Also Kenedy shop window

          2. NateDog
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Isn't Emerson coming back from his loan? Barca seem to be pushing for Alonso

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Yes but not sure if he stays either. He went on loan to play.

      4. Monty the Magpie
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Something very depressing about not being able to pick your team for next GW - always the first thing I look at.

        1. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Same here, it's a strange sight and knowing after all this constant tinkering this season that you can't do anything for a while!

          1. Monty the Magpie
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            More time in the sun at least. Longer walks.

      5. Echoes
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Did Havertz -> Maddison. Let's see how it plays out.

        1. fusen
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Don't worry, I've had Havertz since GW 30 wildcard and have been unhappy with him since. He'll probably get subbed off at 59 minutes.

          1. Mozumbus
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Yes

        2. GE
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Touchel ruins my day 🙁

          With 5 points in front of my ML I have
          Matip, Maddison and blank players, he has Robbie, Laporte and Toney..
          Yeah 🙁

        3. Louis Van Gaalstones
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Trossard staking a late claim for worst transfer of the season, where were those rumours!?

        4. HD7
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Did James to TAA (-4) because of the rumours. It could still be a good move though

          1. Nightrain_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            unless Wolves sneak in a consolation goal around 89 minutes and James bang two goals

        5. Atimis
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Got Toney last minute to play over Alonso, not the worst choice yeah?

        6. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Kept pukki in the end so have kulu son Kane and Pukki all in the same game better not be 0-0 🙂

          1. Mambino
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Probably the least likely scoreline of the GW

          2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Same!

        7. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Wonderful end to a terrible season. 10 players with (c) Alonso out.

          This has been a toxic depressing season. Glad it’s over and a few months off

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            VC?

            1. TomSaints
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Bowen

          2. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Even the best have bad seasons don't worry 🙂

            1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              It's true, we do.

            2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Agree

          3. noissimbus
              2 months, 26 days ago

              That's a lot out. You took some punts that didn't start?

            • DavidBW
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 26 days ago

              It’s a bad choice tbh, you should have know the risks.

            • Forgetmeknot
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              10!? Blimey I thought mine was bad with 5, who are you missing?

              1. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                I think he means he’s fielding 10 in total and one of those who are missing is Alonso (C)

                1. noissimbus
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Somewhat relieved to hear.. at least Bowen VC is an interesting differential.

                  • Forgetmeknot
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Ha yes, good point think your right

              2. Brehmeren
                • 12 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Your link says Kane C

              3. MyNameIsRedro
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 26 days ago

                You captained Kane

            • lilmessipran
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I am genuinely terrified of not owning Reece James this gw because nearly all my mini league rivals have him and Watford are particularly terrible on their left side

              1. Nomar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Not sure they're that much better on the right side either!

              2. Holmes
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Hopefully a 1 pointer

            • Shultan
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Top 4 Son (C)...5th gone for Kane
              Imagine a Son blank & Kane hatty!

              1. Nomar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Oh yes please!

            • keefyefc
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Just logged on
              How did everyone get on with the last day line up lottery ?
              I've lost Alonso & Richarlison with Dewsbury-Hall & Gordon coming in if subbed on otherwise Cash for minus points !

              1. Nomar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Alonso and Salah benched for me. Joao Pedro and Holgate await....

              2. Holmes
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Got rid of James due to rumours. It was for Sess, so not the end of world.

              3. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Full 11 start. A rarity.

            • Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Son 171%

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Ouch, Diaz(c)

                1. Nomar
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Kane capper here.

              2. DavidBW
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Sheeeeeep

              3. AC/DC AFC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                I've gone with KDB

            • DavidBW
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Alonso not in squad is a shocker, expected 1 point cameo

            • Al Green Arrows
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              City vs Liverpool
              Burnley vs Leeds
              Son vs Salah
              What a day!
              I have 11 players starting but for -8…
              Well as I am 350k it doesn’t matter anyway…

            • Barnabus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Anyone want to predict my ML outcome?

              My rival's unique players: Cancelo, Robbo, TAA, James, Mount, Saka & Nketiah
              My unique players: Schmeichel, Matip, Emerson, Laporte, KDB, Jota, Maddison & Toney

              We both have Son(c), Kane and Bowen. He has no keeper (pickford & foster both not playing) but he has a 20 point lead.

              Do I have a shot at catching him?

              1. Casualspotted
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Easy win for rival

                • AC/DC AFC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Possible but you should have captained someone else.

                  Of course if Son hauls you're in the points too.

                  1. Barnabus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    I was close to captaining KDB but I still really think Son will haul this week, and it would have been worse to lose ground from captaining someone else as I was pretty sure my rival would captain Son.

                • Al Green Arrows
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  hou have good players great potential! Not easy, but definitely doable

                • Wild Card this!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 13 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  There is always hope for next season

              2. Casualspotted
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Come on Saka and Martinelli

                • Al Green Arrows
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Havertz and Vardy are good differentials for me. I hooe they smash it!

                  1. Al Green Arrows
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    *hope

                • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Darn, didn’t think T.Silva would start so started Laporte, had Silva starting all week with Laporte on the bench as I have Cancelo

                • jason_ni
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Am I safe?

                  Davies, Elanga, Pukki, Kdb, Son(C) 39 pt lead
                  James, Saka, Kane (C), Gelhardt, Son

                  I think it could get close if James and Kane explode with minimal Son output.

                  Hope for a KDB masterclass!

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 13 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    no

                    1. jason_ni
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      lovely news lol.

                  2. Holmes
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    James and Saka can ruin it for you but probably unlikely