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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. FCRS BGD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Guys
    Pick one to start, who will score more points
    1) Walker
    2) Azpilicueta
    3) Gabriel ?
    Thanks

    1. Mozumbus
        1 month, 15 days ago

        2

        1. FCRS BGD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Thanks

    2. Mozumbus
        1 month, 15 days ago

        A. Mane + Bruno Guimarães + Rudiger
        B. Diaz + Mount + Cancelo

        thanks

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

          B

          1. Mozumbus
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Thanks

          2. Pegboy
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            B

            1. Mozumbus
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Thanks, done

          3. Hazardous1983
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            How is this free hit

            Schmiechel
            Robbo james alonso sessegenon
            Son mount kdb maddison diaz
            Kane

            1. Mozumbus
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Good one. Get some Brentford. Robbi, James, Alonso, Mount, Maddison are not nailed imo.

                1. bring_on _the_fantasy
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Maddison not nailed after recent performances? Don't be soft lol

                2. Hazardous1983
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Barnes instead of maddison?

              • Eh, just one more thing ...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Got good bench cover to combat James/Alonso potential benching?

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

              If salah does not start, would that mean Diaz plays on the right? From what I've seen.. he don't seem as much of threat playing there compared to on the left?

              1. WHUFCSmith23
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Why couldn't Minamino play again?

            3. GCM0803
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Have FH and BB
              Current team:
              Sanchez ramsdale
              Cancelo taa coady guehi schar
              Son mount kdb saka kdh
              Richarlison ings mateta

              What gets more points:
              1) 1FT and BB
              2) FH

              1. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                2 why even ask free full team?

            4. Nightf0x
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              FH team, which ?

              a) alison 3.9
              robo rudi/azpi/alonso james sess 3.8
              mount jota/diaz son (luiz brownhill)
              kane toney vardy

              b) alison 4.0
              alonso james robo sess amartey
              mane son mount madds 4.3
              kane toney 4.4

              c) kepa 3.9/4.0/raya
              X X tsi sess robo
              mount son mads diaz kdb
              toney kane 4.4
              (itb for 2 defs. 14/10/10.1 chelsea & fodder, cant fit james todo only by madds to barnes

            5. Cheeto__Bandito
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              diaz or havertz

              1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                D

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

              GTG?
              Or anything worth a hit?

              Schmeichel
              TAA Robbo Cancelo James Laporte
              Son(c) Foden Mount Zaha
              Richarlison

              (Foster Pukki Gordon Watkins)

              2.5 ITB, 0 FT

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

                Is Richarlison going to start?

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

                  I don’t know. Do you?
                  I could ship him out for Toney for a hit…

            7. Buck The Trent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Would you do Laporte to James for -4 ?

              1. FPL_ UP_Down
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                We don’t even know if James will start !

              2. Eh, just one more thing ...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                No way

            8. Energetics
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Dubravka
              Schar Cancelo James Robbo
              Son(c) Mount Maddison Zaha
              Kane Toney

              Is Schar to Sessognon worth a -4??

              13 points of 1st in a Mini League for £1300

              1. Mozumbus
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  No unless you're sure Schar will not start

              2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                we need early team news

                1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Just had an excellent idea - for the final week only to keep everyone involved in the game, they should reduce the deadline so that it’s 30 mins before kick off.

                  That would actually be a good move for them to have more people vested!

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Or maybe 45 mins before so it updates just in time for kick ofd

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      *off

                  2. JBG
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    No it won't be fair to people in different timezones. They are asleep or something or have important jobs or something.

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      It’s one week - they can plan for that 🙂

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

                        I know... Was being sarcastic hehe. I just hate the new deadline.

                        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          I don’t mind it and tbf it is fairer, to have one week to know all the starters especially in GW38 where there’s lots of goals would be awesome!

              3. FCRS BGD
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Guys
                Which goalkeeper to start?
                1) Kepa
                2) Sanchez
                Thanks

                1. Pep's Money Laundry
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  1

                  1. FCRS BGD
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Thanks

              4. Echoes
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Better Havertz replacement?

                A: Maddison
                B: Bowen

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

                  Flip a coin

                2. Jambot
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Maddo for home advantage on last day

                3. Eh, just one more thing ...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Mads

              5. mranonymous
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                1) Watkins > Toney

                or

                2) Cash > Sessegnon

              6. Mikey44
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                A. Mount and Vardy

                or

                B. Kulu and Kane

                Thanks

                1. Mozumbus
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    B

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

                  G2G?

                  Schmeichel
                  Cancelo Robertson Matip Alonso
                  Saka Maddison Mount Son (C)
                  Kane Nketiah

                  Subs: Jesus, Laporte, Gordon

                3. BobbyDoesNotLook
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Cancelo or Robbo. I have TAA (and Alonso).

                  1. Mozumbus
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Canceli

                  2. Cak Juris
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Best option for GW 38:
                    A. Salah + Welbeck
                    B. KdB + Nketiah
                    C. KdB + Toney (-4 pts)
                    D. Barnes + Kane (-4 pts)

                  3. Bring back Rafa
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Anyone wanna guess City starting XI?

                    1. el polako
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Let's be honest even Pep doesn't know it 3 hours before kick off.

                    2. Nightcrawler
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Ederson cancelo stones Laporte zinchenko rodri gundogan de bruyne sterling foden Jesus

                      1. FPL_ UP_Down
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Where are you seeing ? Pls

                  4. Mozumbus
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Chances Diaz will start?

                      1. We Will Klopp you
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Very likely he will

                    • We Will Klopp you
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Ramsdale (Sanchez)
                      Taa Cancelo Alonso Laporte (VVD)
                      Son Kulu Saka Mount (kdh)
                      Kane Nketiah (Cucho)

                      Saka to Diaz worth a -4 or stick?

                      1. We Will Klopp you
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Could alternatively do nketiah to toney for a - 4 too

                    • Mozumbus
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Chances Mount will start?

                        1. Jambot
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          I think he will

                        2. bring_on _the_fantasy
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          extremely high considering he was benched mid week

                        3. Eh, just one more thing ...
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Rumours (just rumours) he’s not fully fit …

                      • RamaJama
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Richa to Toney for -4, or start Pukki?

                        1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Pukki

                        2. merin
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          I have the same problem. Is Richa not starting?

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

                            Some day

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

                              *say

                      • Bielsa's Blue Bucket
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        It's like waiting for the train that never comes

                      • NABIL - FPL otai
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Salah & Gordon to Mane (c) & Gordon done (-4) for my final moves ever.

                        Wish me luck. Good luck to all.

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

                        Bench:
                        1) Laporte
                        2) Nketiah

                        Captain :
                        A) Kane
                        B) son

                        1. Jambot
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          2B

                        2. antis0cial
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          2 and undecided, currently on b

                        3. Eh, just one more thing ...
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          1B

                      • Oggle22
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Want to bring in Zaha as my ml rival has him and United are trash so he could go mad! Would you swap saka or Mount for him?

                        Schmeichel
                        TAA Cancelo James White
                        Saka Kulu Mount KDB Son
                        Richarlison

                        Ramsdale Holgate Cucho Richardson

                        Cheers

                      • Jambot
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Transferring Couthino out. Can either do Maddison for free or Mount for -4. I’m leaving ML by 15 and rival has Mount. Worth the -4 to cover?

                      • The Polymath
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Who is going to score 4 goals today? Come on, somebody knows!

                        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Salah

                        2. el polako
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Toney.

                        3. No Kane No Gain
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Toney but Leeds still stay up

                          1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Impossible if they lose

                            1. No Kane No Gain
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              Impossible how?!. 4-5. Toney 4 goals in defeat

                        4. Eh, just one more thing ...
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Slabheed.

                      • antis0cial
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Top of ml, just! Top 3 all have Son and Kane.

                        Cpt
                        A) Son
                        B) Kane

                        1. No Kane No Gain
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          A. Cover the explosiveness