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

      Crash the site!!

    2. TopBinFC
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Non owners rejoice, he wont feature if he doesn't start

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

          It's better if it remains uncertain so people don't use the funds elsewhere.

          Unless it's for a hit.

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Klopp mentioned he wants to give Salah mins for rhythm. He will get a cameo from the bench

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

        No he hasn’t, he’s just posted a few emojis

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Seat means bench and he just mentioned it on his stream

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

            But what’s his source?

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Go ask him haha

              He normally posts team leaks when he is comfortable with the info he is given.

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

                Thanks

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

        Mo Salah sat down?

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

        Bench or Throne?

      • Futureform
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        How reliable is he?

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

          Pretty reliable

          1. Futureform
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Thanks!

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

        Check his follow-up tweet.

      • Tonyawesome69
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        VVD benched according to Andy as well

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

        Damn, time to sell Elneny then

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

      a) Salah, Pukki > Son, Toney -4
      b) Salah, Pukki, Schar > Son, Toney, Sessegnon -8 (and play Sessegnon over Gordon)

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        A

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

          He's got 180k followers but it's not his speciality.

          He does get tip offs.

    4. Peps Pups
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Start Ramsdale (Eve) or Schmeichel (SOU) ?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Ramsdale - higher CS odds

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

      Last roll of the dice...
      G2G/Transfer plans?;

      Schmeichel
      Trent, Robbo, Cancelo, James, Alonso
      Son (c), Maddison, Bowen
      Jesus, Nketiah

      Foster, Richarlison, Saka, Ramsey

      1FT | 2.0 ITB

      A) Saka --> Diaz (free) bench Nketiah
      B) Richarlison & Nketiah ---> Kane & Broja (-4) start Saka, bench Broja
      C) Other recommendations?

      1. Bubbles1985
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        A

      2. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        B, looks more fun. A would be second choice

    6. TopBinFC
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Have James on FH, do I change?

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Keep with a decent sub waiting

          1. TopBinFC
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Cheers, Jansson on bench

        2. tibollom
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Do you think I need to take a hit to improve my striker 3.4 ITB? Only 11 pts ahead to my rival..

          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 son kulu saka kdh
          nketia pukki dennis

          1. Bubbles1985
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            I wouldn't. Not a big gap!

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

            Yeah leave it. Keep the points. That's really close.

        3. Djokovic Airlines
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Leding with 13 points... does it make sense to go -8 now?

          1. Djokovic Airlines
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            *leading

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

            Not sure depends on his team vs yours now?

            1. Djokovic Airlines
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Mine:
              Schmeichel
              Robbo-TAA-James-Alonso
              Mount-Saka-Zaha-Kulu
              Weghorst-Kane-Richarlison

              moves would be Rich to Toney, Zaha to Son and Saka to Madders for -8

              His team:
              Schmeichel
              Cancelo-TAA-James-Alonso
              Sala-Saka-KDB-Coutinho
              Nketiah-Pukki

          3. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Depends on players and tactic

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

            I wouldn't take hits when leading so narrowly.

            1. Futureform
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Unless it's to match key players.

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

          Still patiently waiting for more informations before making any transfers.

          1. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Same, patience!

          2. Birdman77
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Yep, getting close!

        5. GoonerSteve
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Best transfer for a -4.

          A) Coutinho to Dias
          B) Coutinho to Maddison
          C) Coutinho to Bowen

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

            A not possible

            1. Futureform
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Means Diaz I think.

              1. GoonerSteve
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                I do yeah sorry

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

                  A

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

            Hold. Too much to ask from incoming to beat the hit ...

            1. GoonerSteve
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              I'm selling Salah for Son so tempted by Dias to cover Liverpool.

              Surely Coutinho is a 2pts vs City?

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

            Would go Maddison

        6. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Best option here folks???

          A- Barnes
          B- Bowen
          C- Kulu
          D- Mount extra -4

          Cheers

          1. Bubbles1985
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Bowen

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Thankyou mate!!!

              1. Bubbles1985
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                😀

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

            Bowen

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

          Have lineups historically been known very often before the deadline on the last day?

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

            Few bits might leak out but not many full XIs

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

              Thanks

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

          Is Andy saying take a seat while you watch an Egyptian King masterpiece?

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

            I think his cat just walked across the keyboard

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

            Why not put source, so annoying.
            Just speculating, maybe he’s a Salah C lol

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

              He's got messages all season about Liverpool team news, Salah is benched!

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

                And they’ve always been right?

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

                  Historically yep

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

                  When he's tweeted, however cryptic, yes.

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

                    Probably covering himself thinking about it

            2. dabber7
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              He's really good on Liverpool news. He also says that VVD is benched.

          3. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            He's just chairing the news

            I'll see myself out

        9. MFC86
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Salah on the bench according to the usually reliable twitter sources

        10. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Have a 40 odd point lead in ML, second has neither Son or Kane, but KDB. I have Son and KDB but no Kane, do I captain Son or KDB? Son as a guess he brings him in or KDB as I know I have him. Thanks!

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

          Really need news on Richie Rich

          1. Birdman77
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            This

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

            Hasn't been sober since around half 9 on Thursday.

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

          Bowen vs Saka this week.

          1. TopBinFC
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Bowen

            • Camino Aleatorio
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Bowen will play well, but BHA is a good opponent

              Saka is playing against an emotionally drained team

              But Bowen can brace anybody

            • The Ilfordian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Same. Saka stats great and Everton team likely to be rotated but Bowen looks red hot at the moment

          2. nico05
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Salah to KDB or Son?

            1. Gizzachance
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Son

            2. Birdman77
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Son

              1. nico05
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Cheers guys

            3. V-2 Schneiderlin
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Son for me

          3. Gizzachance
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Goin for Diaz over mount, game on sky, exciting player to watch !
            Wrong move?

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

              Wolves will be hard to break down

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

                Norwich broke them down last week.

                1. Gizzachance
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Brighton an Burnley to
                  But mount does have Watford
                  So Diaz or mount to decide on cheers

              2. Gizzachance
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                They can be yes, bit hit an miss lately, cheers

              3. The Mentaculus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 15 days ago

                No they wont. Its not GW4 & Saiss & Kilman are out

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

            If we hear Reece James is resting - what is your move?

            That's too much money to let it die

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

              I'd play 3atb and roll with it

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

              My move is to let my bench player come on and not take a hit

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

              Broja -> Wilson/Toney and play him instead

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

            who do u rather guys?

            A) KDB
            B) Mane

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

              Personally, B

            2. dabber7
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              FWIW I'm seriously considering selling KDB for Mane.

          6. Gazza2000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Robertson or Alonso?

            1. Werner Bros
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Close one Alonso probs more chance of attacking returns - do you already have defenders from either team?

          7. Werner Bros
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Salah >

            A: KDB
            B: Son
            C: Mane
            D: Bowen

            Schmeichel
            TAA Cancelo Alonso Matip
            Salah Kulu Saka
            Kane Nketiah Toney

            Foster Raphinha Gordon White

            1FT 0.7ITB

          8. Ruinenlust
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Egyptian fraud more like

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

              Feeling gypped?

          9. Jam0sh
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Which one would you play:

            A) Richarlison (ars)
            B) Davies (nor)

            1. Birdman77
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              B due to uncertainty of A

          10. TopBinFC
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Last spot on FH,

              1. Saka
              2. Bowen

              Rest of midfield is Son, Mount, KDB

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

                Same question. Would need to do some changes to get itb for that.

                I think Bowen is better but rival has Saka so thinking about covering my 20p lead.

              2. The Ilfordian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Head says Saka. Everton rotation and slim chance Spurs slip up

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

              So Salah benched apparently, does that mean Diaz - Mane - Jota with Jota taking the sub for Salah?

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

                Could be. Or Mane and Diaz off for Firmino and Salah since these 2 are likely to start UCL

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

                I think so

              3. Birdman77
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Origi probably comes on too

            • Slitherene
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Salah, Pukki -> De Bruyne, Toney? (-8)

              1. Birdman77
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Nah just the Salah trade & get around Pukki

            • Sid07
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              will jesus start for city??

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

                Probably imo

            • Mikey44
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              A. Salah to Mane (FT)
              B. Salah to KDB (FT)
              C. Salah + Pukki to Mount + Vardy (-4)
              D. Salah + Pukki to Kulu + Kane (-4)

              Please pick one. Thanks

              1. Birdman77
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                A and don’t look back

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

              Ok, back to the drawing board then!

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

                You've had all week to work it out.

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

                  Yes but I was always going to risk Salah unless all but confirmed he’s benched