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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


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WHO IS THE BEST CAPTAIN FOR GAMEWEEK 38?


RATE MY TEAM AND POINTS PREDICTIONS


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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. Bad Kompany
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Welback or Gelhardt?

    Would normally go welback but basing off who has something to play for gives Gelhardt

    1. WHUFCSmith23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Out of the 2, Welbeck. Leeds are awful

  2. artvandelay316
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Probability of Richarlison being rested?

    1. JBG
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      50%

    2. merin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Would you do Richa -> Toney for a hit?

      1. artvandelay316
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        That's what I'm considering doing if it seems unlikely he starts. Makes the decision to take a hit pretty easy if he doesn't.

      2. artvandelay316
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Also considering Nketiah because if Everton don't play for the win and give other players a run out, Arsenal could pounce - they need the points to try to leapfrog Spurs.

        1. merin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Good shout! Lampard apparently said he will give other players a chance.

          Who will you go for, Toney or Nketiah?

          1. artvandelay316
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I already have Saka, so will probably do Toney...

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

        Yes

      4. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Really don't know, thinking of doing this hit

    3. Bonus magnet
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Rested for which big game to follow ?

      1. artvandelay316
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Just rested to give other non-first team players a run out. Lampard has confirmed he will take this approach, but who knows if Richarlison is one of those rested or not...

  3. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Maddison or Mount?

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Mount for me. Higher chance that Maddy is benched.

      1. bring_on _the_fantasy
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Why would maddison be benched, last game of the season, top form

    2. TopBinFC
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Tough one,mount, purely because of rest midweek

      • Bad Kompany
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Mount. hes a flat track bully

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

        Mads

    3. Bubbles1985
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Few captain choices today!!

      GL all

    4. TopBinFC
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Alot saying Salah starts cause he wants Golden Boot? Which would he rather, Golden Boot or start in CL final? Is it even a question

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          CL final is a week away

          1. TopBinFC
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Is he isn't 100% fit then he doesn't play

              1. _Ninja_
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Could easily play 60 mins today then the final

          2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Both, which is what will happen

        2. HM2
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Any Laporte news?

          1. We Will Klopp you
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Fit and available, predicted line up has him starting

        3. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Not really a leak but all of the guys who were reported as ill for Tottenham have travelled.

          Think Romero is the only player that hasnt travelled

        4. Echoes
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Repost:

          Havertz replacement?

          A: Maddison
          B: Bowen

          1. Bad Kompany
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Maddison

          2. Railwayman
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Maddison

          3. Werner Bros
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Bowen - has something to play for

          4. tokara
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            if not chasing or protecting, BOWEN for the fun

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

            Mads

          6. Bonus magnet
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            But Havertz starts so why replacing him

        5. Railwayman
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Who to sell for a hit?

          A) Broja/Weghorst for Toney

          or

          B) Coutinho for Mount* /Diaz/someone else up to 9mil. (I own Foden already)

          I am only 6 points clear in my ML.

          *rival owns Mount

        6. Flynny
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          40 ahead of rival who has kane and son.

          I have neither. Do I just get them both for a - 8 5o secure mini league?

          Scared the one I don't have scores a hattrick!

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Take it and be safe

          2. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Get the team you think scores the most points. 40 is a big gap. If you have neither it means you have money tied up in good players. That said, I have Son and Kane, for what it’s worth.

            1. Flynny
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              I'll defo get son

              But if kane goes big and he captains him I could be in trouble

              Looking and salah vvd and Jesus to son kane and Charlie Taylor - 8

              All 3 of the players I'm removing may not start

              1. tokara
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                pls post ur team

          3. Futureform
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Get them both I think.

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

            Yup take the hit

          5. Die Hard
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Yez

            1. Flynny
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Cheers.

        7. merin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Whats the latest on Richarlison? Not starting?

          1. We Will Klopp you
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Nothing to play for so could easily be benched

            1. Camino Aleatorio
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Entire Everton team needs a break after last week

            2. Flynny
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              I've seen it suggested he could be benched

        8. Nightf0x
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          kepa likely to play today ?

        9. We Will Klopp you
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Bottomed

          A) Saka to Diaz - 4
          B) nketiah to toney - 4
          C) vvd to James - 4 and bench nketiah
          D) Stick

        10. Nightcrawler
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Richarlison or Weghorst

          Who would u sell for Vardy?

          Or sell both and get toney too for another hit?

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

            Hit for Toney and Vardy.

        11. jesus jesus
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Any replies appreciated -

          Kane and Sessegnon (-8) or Trent and Jesus

          No Son - would captain Kane or Mane

          Struggling with this last decision - stick or twist !?

        12. Pringle
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          What do you prefer?

          A. Havertz
          B. Diaz (-4)

          1. Jam0sh
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            A

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

            A

        13. Shifty
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Start 1

          Martinelli
          Coutinho
          Mahrez

          Protecting 16 point lead and all 3 are (crap) differentials.

          1. mirko77
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            probably Mahrez

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

          4 pt lead in my minileague, is Salah and richarlson to mount and kane worth it -4 to avoid the risk of one or both not starting?

          1. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I like those moves, yeah. Huge upside...

          2. bso
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Post the rest of your team mate. Easier to comment then.

          3. Gizzachance
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Probably, take my bus you both start level

          4. Gizzachance
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I’m also doing salah rich/Watkins to mount an Kane

          5. Futureform
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Do you have any other Liverpool attack?

        15. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Is the bench order OK?

          Sanchez
          Cancelo TAA Alonso Schar
          KDB Son(C) Mount Saka
          Toney Richalison

          Pickford Broja Mykolenko Ramsey

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Yep

          2. bso
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Not sure Broja starts. Ramsey first?

        16. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Captain:

          A) Diaz
          B) Kane
          C) Mount

          1. Gizzachance
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            B

          2. Il Capitano
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            B

          3. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            B

        17. Gizzachance
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          A Diaz or
          B mount
          Cheers

          1. Gazza2000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Mount

            1. Gizzachance
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Cheers

        18. Legohair
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Still no latest news about Salah??

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            He's having a little stretch.

        19. tjostolv
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          It feels great an strange that having kdb (c) is a differential this round

        20. corderz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Salah, Richarlison, Weghorst > Mount, Kane, Toney

          For a minus 8?

          1. Peps Pups
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            No, -4 is even a bit much on last day

          2. tokara
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            YES those r risky players

          3. Steiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Those moves look good, even for a -8.

          4. The Sociologist
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            High risk high reward. It’s the last day of the season, have a little fun!

            1. corderz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              My thoughts exactly. In for a penny and all that!

        21. Patio Kev
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Can’t believe Vardy is being so overlooked for Captaincy today.

          Another 9-0 anybody against an absolutely woeful Soton side ?

        22. tryf88
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Sell zaha for Mount or Madd
          Plus
          Richarlison for Toney?
          For -4

          Have Mateta, chasing ML

        23. tibollom
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          anyone?

          Im 11 pts ahead in my ML... 1 FT 1.5 ITB.. thinking salah to son and C..

          His team
          rams foster
          taa cancelo alonso fofana myko
          salah kdb son brownhill gordon
          richa nketia dennis

          my team
          Sch,meicel Foster
          taa cancelo matip laporte alonso
          kdb salah kulu saka kdh
          nketia pukki dennis

          1. Yippeekiyay Mertersacker
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Do it

            1. tibollom
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              yep thanks, just did.. not worth a -4 somewhere with my slender lead right?

              Currently with
              schmeicel
              taa cancelo laporte matip alonson
              son (c) kdb kulu saka
              pukki

              foster nketia kdh dennis

          2. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Do it. Are you playing 541? Consider taking a hit too.

            1. tibollom
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              yea playing 451, got 3.4 ITB but would mean taking a hit.. something like Dennis to Wilson.. but my rival is only 11 pts so nott sure about taking a hit

        24. Pep's Money Laundry
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I've got a fairly decent lead of 36 points, my rival owns Son, I don't own Son. We both own Salah. I'm guessing he will move Salah to Mane and captain him.

          I'm in full blocking mode this week, so which move do I do?

          A. Salah to Son
          B. Salah to Mane
          C. Harvertz & Foden to Son & fodder (-4, start pukki)

          1. Gazza2000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            A

          2. Peps Pups
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            SON!

          3. WHUFCSmith23
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Son is an outstanding captaincy pick this pick. Unless you are wanting to jump rank and bet against the house why take a risk.

            Son is in form, playing the worst team in the league and playing for a team that has to win.

        25. Cheshire Duck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Schmeichel
          White - TAA - James - Emerson Royal
          Son - Mount - Saka - Barnes
          Kane - Nketiah
          Bench : Dubravka - Holgate - Countinho- Weghorst

          1 Ft, 4 ITB

          No sure about James, Coutinho and Barnes

          Should I :
          A) Coutinho > Bowen (bench barnes)
          B) Coutinho > Eriksen
          C) Coutinho + Barnes > Bowen + Eriksen

          And hope James plays

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I don't like any of those options tbf

          2. Gazza2000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Weghorst to Toney

          3. Yippeekiyay Mertersacker
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            B

        26. Peps Pups
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Leading ML by 7 points. Rival has richarlison, and will likely play him. Iv already done Ings to Kane. Worth a hit for Richarlison to Toney considering 50% of Richarl not even starting?