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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.

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GAMEWEEK 38 TEAM AND INJURY NEWS


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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. DF Team
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    James and Eriksen or random def + Bowen/Maddison?

  2. Brian C. Lara
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    30 points to catch 3rd place- captain KDB or Mount- think he will go a spurs player

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

      KdB - Mount could be playing in part of a rotated Chelsea team, if at all

      1. Brian C. Lara
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Thanks KDB it is

  3. Adamdashi
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Template FH team..any changes? Feel like I need a Liverpool attacker in the team.

    Raya
    Cancelo TAA Sessegnon Alonso
    Mount KDB Son Madison
    Kane Toney

    Foster Nketiah Brownhill Tsimikas

    1. Brian C. Lara
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Kane to vardy, Madison to Diaz

    2. JBG
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Downgrade Alonso, who might not even start and upgrade, and Nketiah so you can upgrade Brownhill to Diaz. if possible

  4. DycheDycheBaby
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Salah to KDB if chasing? Or just get Son?

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

      Son imo

    2. Miro
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      KdB imo

  5. Zero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Is Bowen being overlooked for the likes of Diaz, Mount, Maddison (and as part of a -4 FWD transfer, Toney), where Bowen could be a better option?

    Just checking before I rule him out, thanks!

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Just doesn't look like a double digit haul to me

    2. BurlingtonDriftersFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I see Bowen considered a lot on here lately - he's a good option, IMO - but better than those you listed? That's tough.

    3. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Brighton no pushovers.

      1. Futureform
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yeah think Brighton will plan for Bowen.

  6. TopBinFC
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Jota seriously being overlooked, Mane and Diaz will probably play 60mins, Jota most likely play full 90

      1. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        That’s quite the assumption

      2. Birdman77
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Good point this. I think Mane & Diaz off for Salah & Origi late

      3. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        They will go for the win. Rest might happen but only after 2-3 goal lead IMO.

        1. BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          And with 2-3 goals I expect happy Mane and Diaz owners. I am not going for Jota again after the dgw carnage (real rationale: Diaz better player and form)

      4. Gordon Ramsey for DGW
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I'm thinking mane diaz origi start, jota sub

      5. Tsssst
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Doubtful, he's played a lot of mins recently and Firmino and Origi could feature

      6. Futureform
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Some good logic here, but still don't fancy Jota here.

    • Birdman77
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Play:
      A) Richarlison
      B) Pukki

      1. Miro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        B

    • BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Safe enough to downgrade Foster to non playing keeper if I have Schmeichel on FH.

      Or would you choose Rams/Dubravka etc over Schmeichel anyway?

      1. Brian C. Lara
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Would go for a safe pick if on free hit- I got schmicheal and worried maybe rotated

    • Aubamewho
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Schmeichel
      TAA Robbo Cancelo Sessegnon
      Mount Zaha Son KDB Mahrez
      Nketiah

      1.3 itb, 0FT

      Any (- 4) needed ? Suggestions ?
      Thanks in advance.

    • DycheDycheBaby
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Dias to Cancelo is a no -brainer, right?

      1. JBG
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yes

      2. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Pretty much

    • TeddiPonza
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Jesus or Toney for Richa?

      1. Birdman77
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Jesus

      2. No Kane No Gain
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Toney. Will most definitely play

      3. Aubamewho
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Tony

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

          Tony! Toni! Tone!

    • Rocket Raccoon
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      With Mbappe staying at PSG, the tease, who reckons Madrid go for Salah?

      1. Futureform
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Probably too late to the party.

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      apparently no martinez for villa. Triple city attack needed

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        City team news needed then

      2. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        KDB captain looking better as well

      3. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        He’s been rubbish this season anyway

      4. Futureform
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Dropped or injured?

    • tim
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Pukki or KDH first bench?

      1. Birdman77
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Pukki

      2. Futureform
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Pukki

    • Slitherene
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

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

    • Futureform
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Bench one:

      A) Toney
      B) Richarlison
      C) Pukki

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Rich doesn’t seem to be playing so probably irrelevant but play him and bench Pukki in case

        1. Futureform
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          How reliable is the info on him not playing?

          1. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Sorry, I should’ve qualified, nothing official just a lot of confident people on Twitter and news of an ice pack. Plus promise of rotation. FWIW, I’m playing with Pukki first bench. I suspect Pukki will struggle against good Spurs defence so not expecting to lose points if he stays there

            1. Futureform
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Ah, thanks for explaining. That's great. It's really hard to predict with this one. Will continue to change my mind!

      2. Birdman77
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Think I’m playing B with C on bench. Just hope Rich stays off if he doesn’t start

        1. Futureform
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          That seems logical but yeah I worry about a cameo. I'm not sure that Richarlison is not starting though.

    • Mikey44
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Ramsdale
      TAA Robbo Alonso James Cancelo
      Salah Saka Son Maddison
      Nketiah
      Subs: Dubravka Pukki Broja Delph

      1 FT and 0.5 itb. Really lost, any advice please? thank you

      1. aapoman
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Salah -> Mane and good to go

        1. Birdman77
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Spot on

    • GC123
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Help please guys. £0.8m ITB with 1 FT. Do I get Son or KDB in for Salah or rid myself of the enigma that is Havertz and, if so, for who? Can’t be LPOOL though as I have 3

        1. Djokovic Airlines
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Son, I even think he will be on opens today.

          1. Birdman77
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Agree

          2. GC123
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I have Kane. Worried about no Liverpool attacking coverage. Do you think Son definitely outscores, say, Mane? He was poor last time out

              1. Djokovic Airlines
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                I think this could easily happen. Son will be desperate to overtake Salah in the golden boot race!

                1. GC123
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Thanks Djokovic. Do you think Havertz starts for Chelsea V Watford then?

                    1. Djokovic Airlines
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      yes 🙂

                      1. GC123
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          Cheers buddy. I could score against Watford so fingers crossed

            • Miro
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Would you rather have :

              A) Mount and Richarlison
              B) Vardy and Zaha

              1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                B

            • KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              So it sounds like that LTFPL Andy is suggesting Salah benched off his own info/intelligence rather than any leak?

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                That's what a leak is FFS dude. Just accept it...

                1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  I’ve always seen a leak as more from someone with inside info

            • aapoman
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Salah and Watkins ->
              A. Diaz and Kane (-4)
              B. Son and Toney (-4)
              C. Just play Watkins and save 4pt

              1. Miro
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                B

            • Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Martinez rested today

              https://twitter.com/FPLVillan/status/1528351221144338433

              1. mynameisq
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Crazy maybe Gerrard secretly hates Liverpool

                1. Holmes
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  He wants Klopp to get sacked quickly

              2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Finally get Steele points!

              3. Futureform
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Wow. Why? Resting your keeper!

            • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Kane and Bowen Or Mount and Jota folks?????

            • mynameisq
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              No Emi Martinez? 😮

              1. Birdman77
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Villa trying to bank 15 mill

                1. Futureform
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Just read about that. Well the Martinez news is delicious for conspiracy theorists!

            • Colby
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Option A or Option B please:

              A: Cancelo Jota Ings Richarlison out
              Alonso Diaz Kane Gelhardt in for -12 PST

              Or

              B: Richarlison out for Toney and try to protect a 12 point lead over rival?

              Son and KDB owner

              1. Rbyrne95
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                I’m debating Wilson over Toney

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

                  Interesting - I’d forgotten about Wilson tbh.

            • Rbyrne95
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Any more info on whether Richarlison will defo play?

              1. mynameisq
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Nowt yet

            • The Mentaculus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Alright, time to make up my mind & could use a little help. Getting cold feet on planned Saka - Mount move with all this talk of Vale, Barkley etc. Do I get Maddison or Bowen instead? Or go with Mount?

              Rest of team:
              Schmeichel
              Cancelo James Matip Sessegnon
              KDB Mané(C) Son Martinelli __
              Kane
              (Gelhardt, Mitchell, fodder)

              Thanks!

              1. TopBinFC
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Mount didn't play midweek, surely he plays today? Hes be seriously annoyed if he was benched for last 2 games of seaon

                • HashAttack
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Things would be a lot easier if I was prepared to get rid of Saka

                  Maybe upgrade Mitchell and bench Martinelli

                • AC/DC AFC
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Maddisson is tempting even though he played 2.5 days ago.

              2. DF
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Getting close to pulling the trigger on coutinho to erikssen. Any reason why not?

                1. Gizzachance
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  No
                  Others madd mount etc?

                  1. DF
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Jota son mount and Zaha.

                    Erikssen ahead of mads and bowen in my mind

                2. TyroneGAA
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Last day of the season go for it

              3. bso
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Is DH to Bowen worth 4ph?

              4. Gizzachance
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                To fund Kane
                Salah and either A Watkins v city
                B Richarlson will he play ?
                Cheers