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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. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Not having 5/6 top EO players is making excited/scared. No Son, Cancelo, TAA, Saka or Mount for me.
    Probably explains the crappy season I’ve had.

  2. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Chances of VVD coming off bench?

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

      Klopp wants minutes for him & Salah.

      With no Origi to come on for a send off, Virgils chances of a cameo increase.

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

      Normally I'd say low but I think with Klopp saying he ideally wants them playing minutes today for rhythm I think he probably will appear

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

    Who wins?

    James + Robbo

    Tavares + Young-Coombes

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

    Can’t believe I listened and sold James.

    1. Wild Card this!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Well, I didn’t believe the rumors so kept Alonso 😉

  5. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Ooof pretty close right at the top of the OR!!

  6. BS03
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    who wins?

    A) matip sess james maddison zaha +27pts
    B) robbo royal kulu saka nketiah

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

      Very likely A, but if Everton are nursing a hangover, Saka and Nketiah could do very well.

  7. Tim Canterbury
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    I just need Dubravka, James, Laporte, Robertson, Kulusevski, Havertz, Barnes & Nkeita + 29 points

    To outscore

    Ramsdale, Justin, TAA, Coutinho, Gordon, Zaha, Vardy, Pukki,

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

    Red Bull
    Red Bull
    Merc
    Merc
    Ferrari

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

      What is this mate?

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

        The new RMTs for the Summer.

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

        F1 Constructor championship permytations for this race

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

      I hope Hamilton doesn't live to regret not retiring after last season.

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

        100% agree. Hanging around now losing respect and fans. Not as if he can't earn a lot of dough elsewhere

    3. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Argh! Reported

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

        Ha! And as I type, Hamilton drops to 5th

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

    since w/c 35,BB36, f/h 37 have lost
    pickford
    tomayisu
    salah
    alonso
    gordon
    richarlison
    dennis
    down to 10 with gordon only bench ,just wow ,not alone i presume

  10. GE
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Who do you think scores the most?

    1)Maddison, Matip + 5 points
    2)Saka, Toney and Laporte

    1. noissimbus
        1 month, 15 days ago

        We'll see in 2 hours.

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

          Yup, me as ML number 1), 2nd number 2.
          Should have transfered out Alonso

      • AIRMILES
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I'd fancy 2 here.

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Me :- Royal, Zaha, Mount, Maddison, Son, Vardy, Toney, Diaz(c)

      Rival:- Robbo, James, Saka, Kulu, Martinelli, Kane, Nketiah, Son(c) + 27

      I live in hope, teams very different

      1. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Very different, anything could happen!

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

      Which one wins?

      1. Pope Laporte Matip Foden Madd Jesus

      2. Ederson Cancelo Robo KDB Mount Pukki

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        2

    4. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Me vs Rival differences

      Me: Matip, James, Mount, Maddison, Kane, Jesus

      Him: Robbo, Havertz, Kulu, Coutinho, Gordon*, Toney

      I can make up the 10 pts I’m trailing right?

    5. RedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Who wins?

      A) me

      B) someone else

      1. Zim0
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yes

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

        Utd.

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

          Not with Atkinson in charge! He hates Utd even more than the other referees do!

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

        C) Me

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

        B

    6. 03farmboy
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Diaz and de brunye
      Or
      Kane and jota
      Who scores more points?

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

        Give it a couple of hours.

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

      Top of one mini league by 16 points is down to 8 players with no bench and no goalkeeper.

      Pickford and Foster. I thought that it looked like Foster was saying good bye last weekend.

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

        I don't think having a Watford keeper playing today would see any sort of return anyway.

      2. Bollard
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Heh - yeah better getting a solid 0 rather than -2 🙂

      3. SonnyPikey
          1 month, 15 days ago

          he was

      4. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        We're in stoppage time, Mcginn with a long ball to Watkins, Watkins passes to Coutinho, oh Dias has slipped here and Coutinho is through on goal, Philippe COUTINHOOOOOOOO.....

        Man City 6-1 Aston Villa!!

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

          No Dias. Otherwise you had me!

          1. DavidBW
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Yeah it has to go down as a big L

        2. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          This script would have been interesting if the scoreline was 0-0

      5. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I’m avoiding the Liverpool and City games - which of the others do you think will be the most exciting to watch from a neutral(ish) perspective?

        1. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Bur New

          Ars Eve

        2. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Leicester vs Saints should be an open game

        3. Mozumbus
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Leeds or Spurs I think

            1. SonnyPikey
                1 month, 15 days ago

                spurs 2-5

                1. SonnyPikey
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    got 5 goals right lol

              • Dynamic Duos
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Bre v Lee

            2. THE SHEEP HUNTER
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Sterling and Lukaku against tired legs.
              Perfect.

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

                At Utd we called Lukaku Lu-Cart-Horse. Because his name’s Lukaku and he plays like a cart horse

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

                Sterling's great when he's got room to run in to. But if they're struggling to break down a defensive Villa, I don't think Sterling would add much. If Villa are chasing the game, Sterling could come in and have a lot of fun, imo.

            3. DavidBW
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Son red card today, rash tackle after missing a couple of sitters.

              I’m calling it now.

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Loses his head?

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

              Any warm-up injuries?

            5. have you seen cyan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              The one day of the season where you can officially say "my season is over" 😛

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

              I've got Manchester City on, are Liverpool bottling it?