Set Piece Takers

Which FPL players were on set-piece taking duties and penalties in Gameweek 1?

Our Set Piece Takers tab details the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) players responsible for corners, free-kicks and penalties at their respective clubs.

The table had its first refresh of the 2021/22 season following the completion of Gameweek 1, with the headline news in the article below.

PENALTIES

Which FPL players were on set-piece taking duties and penalties in Gameweek 1?

There were just two penalties awarded on the opening weekend of the Premier League season, with Aston Villa and West Ham United handed the chance to score from 12 yards in their respective games.

The situation remains a tad unclear at both clubs.

Danny Ings (£8.0m) stepped up to take Villa’s effort late on in the 3-2 defeat to Watford but Anwar El Ghazi (£6.0m), who established himself as the Villans’ first choice in 2020/21, has already been substituted.

Mark Noble (£4.5m) has been first in line for West Ham for some time but pitch-time is increasingly scarce for the veteran midfielder, so whoever is the deputy for David Moyes’s side is crucial.

Declan Rice (£5.0m) and loanee Jesse Lingard (£7.0m) had both taken two spot-kicks in Noble’s absence last season but it was Michail Antonio (£7.5m), with Rice on the pitch, who took charge when the Hammers were awarded a penalty at Newcastle United on Sunday; his miss further clouding the picture.

DIRECT FREE-KICKS

Above: A Custom Stats table taken from the Premium Members Area

Many of the usual suspects are present above, having been high up the pecking order for free-kicks last season.

Villa summer signiing Leon Bailey (£6.5m) is a name to note, however, having taken his side’s only direct free-kick on Saturday.

CORNER-KICKS

ClubCorners Taken
ArsenalPepe (3), Tierney (1), Saka (1)
Aston VillaBuendía (3), McGinn (1)
BrentfordCanos (2)
Brighton and Hove AlbionGroß (4), March (2)
BurnleyWestwood (6), McNeil (1)
ChelseaMount (5)
Crystal PalaceRiedewald (2)
EvertonDigne (5), Townsend (1)
Leeds UnitedRaphinha (4)
Leicester CityTielemans (3), Thomas (2)
LiverpoolTsimikas (7), Alexander-Arnold (4)
Manchester CityGündogan (5), De Bruyne (3), Mahrez (1), Grealish (1), Zinchenko (1)
Manchester UnitedShaw (3), Greenwood (2)
Newcastle UnitedRitchie (5), Fraser (1), Shelvey (1)
Norwich CityGilmour (2), Rashica (1)
SouthamptonWard-Prowse (8)
Tottenham HotspurSon (3)
WatfordCleverley (1), Sema (1)
West Ham UnitedBowen (4), Cresswell (2)
Wolverhampton WanderersMoutinho (1), Ruben Neves (1), Trincão (1), Gibbs-White (1)

A lot of the familiar dead-ball specialists were again on corner-taking duties in Gameweek 1, with Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m), Son Heung-min (£10.0m), Kevin De Bruyne (£12.0m), Luke Shaw (£5.5m), James Ward-Prowse (£6.5m), Pascal Gross (£6.0m), Mason Mount (£7.5m), Ashley Westwood (£5.5m), Raphinha (£6.5m) and Aaron Cresswell (£5.5m) all present in the above table.

Lucas Digne (£5.5m) seems to have more of a stronghold at Everton, meanwhile, with Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.0m) and James Rodriguez (£7.0m) out of the picture on Saturday and their futures uncertain.

On budget asset watch, Kostas Tsimikas (£4.0m), in for the injured Andrew Robertson (£7.0m), took seven of Liverpool’s 11 corner-kicks on Saturday evening.

Billy Gilmour (£4.5m) delivered two of Norwich’s three corners, while Jairo Riedewald (£5.0m) also carried on where he left off in pre-season and was at the front of the queue for Crystal Palace – although Eberechi Eze (£6.0m) and Luka Milivojevic (£5.5m) were sidelined.

Matt Ritchie (£5.0m), newly classified as an FPL defender, was again first in line for Newcastle United, while Luke Thomas (£4.5m) shared responsibility with Youri Tielemans (£6.5m) at Leicester as James Maddison (£7.0m) was again overlooked.

Emiliano Buendia (£6.5m) was straight into the thick of the action for Villa, meanwhile, taking three of their four corners.

In the absence of Mathias Jensen (£5.0m), Brentford’s primary taker of set pieces in 2020/21, Sergi Canos (£5.5m) was handed corner-taking duties for the Bees at home to Arsenal.

664 Comments Post a Comment
  1. mojoindojo
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Save FT?

    Martinez 4.0
    Tsi TAA Shaw Amartey White
    Bruno Salah Barnes Grealish Benrahma
    Ings Toney Perica

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Yes

    2. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Yes

    3. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      yes i would

    4. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      100%

    5. mojoindojo
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Thanks for the replies. Save it is.

  2. CoolBeans
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Hey guys, are we not able to put our ID in the RMT tool yet?

    1. The Reptile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      I couldn't do it, I've emailed the support team awaiting an answer

  3. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Didin't realise there were 5 x £4.0m played 90 mins this weekend.

    Anyone know much about Hoever (Wolves) / Livramento (Sou)? I'm assuming the latter is temp replacement for Vestegaard? Neither long term prospects I'd imagine. Duffy makes up the 5th who's probably getting dropped for Veltman? Although looking at that defence - it's super light...

    1. Ligdon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      I have Hoever in my squad due to his pre season minutes. Cant imagine him holding a starting berth over Semedo though..

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Yeah. For short term (say till GW4) - having 3 x £4.0m could come in handy as the £1m gained over say 2 x 4.5 defenders spent in mid priced MF offers big jumps.

    2. mataave
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Semedo had to isolate until a day or so before Saturday's game, so he was missing match fitness / training sessions. He will be replacing Hoever in GW2 I imagine

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Ta.

    3. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Livramento is a fullback/winger

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        I wonder if KWP has been replaced then? Know what side he was playing. I've only seen highlights so far.

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          He played ahead of KWP, yes.

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 8 days ago

            I wouldn't be surprised if KWP plays RB and Livramento further forward next game.

            1. Limbo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              5 months, 8 days ago

              One to monitor. Not that I fancy Southampton much at all, but playing 4.0s on the bench offer fantastic VFM.

            2. Pukkipartyy
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 8 days ago

              I went with Livramento from the start. U really think he can keep starting spot?

              1. Gabbiadini
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 8 days ago

                yes definitely

    4. Malaikat Jihad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Hoever covered for Nelson Semedo, who had been isolating. I wouldn't bet on him starting regularly.

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Yep, thanks

  4. Arvin-ation
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    All set?

    Sanchez (Foster)
    Shaw Tsimikas Alonso (Ayling, White)
    Buendia Salah Bruno(C) Jota Pogba
    Antonio DCL (Scarlett

    Tempted by a hit for Jota---->Grealish out of sheer stupidity, convincing myself its -3 if Jota doesn't start....but I'm restraining myself 😆

    Cheers 🙂

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Who did you transfer out to get
      Pogba?

      1. Arvin-ation
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Barnes 🙂 Managed to convince myself of some knee jerk rubbish with Barnes becoming a rotation risk in favour of Nacho/Daka and overall preferring United's next 3 to Leicester next 3 😆

    2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Worth Jota > Grealish for free? Was my plan before GW1

      1. Arvin-ation
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        It would be a hit for me!

        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Not for a hit anyway - Team looks good.

          1. Arvin-ation
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 8 days ago

            Cheers 🙂

    3. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Too early those transfers where not needed

  5. Werner Bremen
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Thinking of going Barnes to Behrahma. That would leave me with 1M ITB. I could use it to upgrade Mahrez to Son in GW3. But my fear is that Son will rise in price before deadline. Any thoughts?

    1. Arvin-ation
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Not sure I favour Benrahma to Barnes for next GW tbh. I'd stick

      1. Werner Bremen
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        In that case I must downgrade him to someone else in GW3. Sarr or Mbuemo maybe...

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      We're just at that annoying stage where any 0.1 changes in price mean you are effectively 0.5 away from transfer targets. I'd try and avoid going crazy with hits in fear of prices rises though.

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        It’s the most annoying part of the season

  6. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Barnes -> Greenwood?

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      No just hold for now

    2. Pukkipartyy
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      I would.

    3. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Nope

    4. Arvin-ation
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Tough call. Most here would say stick. I'd say go for Pogba instead or stick.

    5. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 8 days ago

      I'm doing it as I think I am extremely likely to not have a transfer to make in gw3 so might as well go chasing points/price rise this week.

      1. Cammick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 8 days ago

        hold have faith

    6. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Nope never

  7. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Penandes sure does score a lot of non penalty goals for someone who only gets his points from penalties

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Shhh... Don't bring logic into silly names and envious supporter banter.

    2. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Shhh. Or everyone will realise he’s just class.

    3. Pacer.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Very early for a gloat. I own Salah and Bruno but let's see where we are in six weeks once those captain blanks start rolling in

  8. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Did players like Richarlison really gain enough owners in one day to rise in price?

    1. Pukkipartyy
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Lol what?....

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Price changes are surely fixed?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          What for?

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          You are a mug my friend.

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      No.

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Then why did he?

        1. mox81
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          A factor of price changes is player circumstance - and one factor of circumstance is that a lower owned player like Richarlison needs a lot less transfers in to rise.

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Yes

    4. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Third most transferred in player after Pogba and Bruno.

    5. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      He is 3rd most transferred in. So yes I guess

    6. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Looked good still gonna be play international duty at some point

  9. FantasyFooty01
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Schmeichel
    TAA- Dias- Digne
    Fernandes- Salah- Barnes- Raphinha
    Wilson- Toney- Antonio
    Subs- Foster- White- Gilmour- Amartey
    1 FT ITB 0.0m
    Lucas Moura> Raphinha?
    Comment suggestions!

  10. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Anybody making plans to bring in Robbo once he returns ?

    1. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Robertson

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Nope

  11. WHUFCSmith23
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Noob question. If you roll a transfer but then only make 1 transfer the following week, do you still have 2 transfers the week after or do you lose it?

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      2

      1. WHUFCSmith23
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Thank you

  12. Pukkipartyy
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Barnes -> Benrahma or Raphinha?
    Worried about Barnes minutes...

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Keep for one more week at least! Norwich will be his absolute last chance though if he survives until then

  13. Andrew
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Current team:

    Sanchez (Steele)
    TAA Tsimikas Shaw (White Amartey)
    Salah Bruno Barnes Raphina (Brownhill)
    Ings Toney Antonio

    Have £1.5 ITB and considering a City asset for the game against Norwich, I think my only real option is Barnes > Grealish

    What do you think, stick or twist?

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Stick

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Same team as me and I'm sticking

    3. Skulls4ever
        5 months, 8 days ago

        I'm thinking along the same lines and cannot ignore the City game against Norwich. In my case, I already have Barnes but am considering swapping him for Torres. Leicester have a tricky away game at West Ham and I'm not convinced by either Barnes playing time or the outcome of the game. On the other hand, Torres might not get the call after yesterday's no show at Spurs. Hmmm, tricky one...

      • Pacer.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        My decision this year was to ditch TAA. He may be the best defender in the game but you'll never captain him. Release two million from him and you can replace him with a nailed for 150 defender, replace a flakey mid line Barnes with Son. Now you have an additional captain choice and one that in all liklihood will outscore a 7m mid by more than TAA will outscore a good choice of 5.5def. plus you have 0.5 ITB. All the celebrity discussion before the season was about Bru yes or Bru no and everyone forgot to assess defender value

        1. OneMan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Your maths don’t add up. Replace Trent with a 150 5.5 and you end up with 2m. Barnes or a 7m mid is 3m less than Son.

      • Shark
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Identical to my team except I already spent that £1.5m on Benrahma before gw1 and benched Toney. I am sticking as I think 2 transfers for gw3 could be more valuable. I was tempted with the Barnes exit too but one blank doesn't make him a donkey. There were good reasons we chose him which included attacking potential and security of starts over comparable options.

    4. Pacer.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Wow 112K rage transfers for White already. Good chunk of those must be Tsimikas.

      That'll end well

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Everyone that picked their team on ownership that didn't know who Tsimi was

    5. Jet5605
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      A - Veltman > Pinnock
      B - Perica > Obafemi
      C - Save FT?

      Sanchez
      TAA - Shaw - Tsimi - Ayling
      Salah (c) - Bruno - Son - Benrahma
      Ings - Antonio

      Foster - Gilmour - Veltman - Perica

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        C and monitor

      2. Werner Bremen
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        C

      3. Maeki2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Why would you waste a transfer for players on your bench?

    6. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Salah or Bruno captain in GW2? Head is telling me to leave it on Salah, heart is telling me United look like scoring more.

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        I am on Salah and own both.

      2. Old and Slow
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Mo at home is hard to say no to....

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Salah has a poor record vs Burnley and can see another Saints implosion if they concede early on. Bruno for me.

      4. Del Griffith
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Who do you think will concede more, Burnley or Southampton? Looking at both defences I think Southampton, in fact a real battering could be on the cards. Bruno just scored a hat trick, what more does he have to do to get the armband!

      5. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Salad

    7. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      managed to have the arsenal and city strikers for 12.0m gw1,complete turds torres and balogun, 4 pt hit to sarr and adamstrong,looking likely ,still smh

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Who on earth is Balogun?

        1. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Arsenal striker … came from nowhere when Abu and Laca were sick.

    8. Tic Tacs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Playing safe paid off! First ever points total just creeping over 100pts this week with 102, so happy to roll a transfer this week (barring injuries).

      It'll only go downhill from here!

      GW2
      Sanchez
      TAA, Shaw, Tsimikas
      Salah (C), Bruno (vc), Greenwood, Barnes
      Antonio, Ings, Toney

      Steele, Veltman, Femenia, Brownhill

    9. Chemical76
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Just notice that Benjamin Mendy was awarded a bonus point.

      Beggars belief!

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Was on all 3 before the goal.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          A long way ahead too.

      2. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 8 days ago

        I think Grealish was about to get one before he got booked but Mendy is a really weird one

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          He was

      3. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        If Mendy started every game for City he'd be worth as much as TAA. Maybe even more. He was borderline essential start of the season 2 years ago. Scored 15 points opening week iirc.

    10. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Sanchez
      TAA, Tsimi, Shaw
      Bruno, Salah, Barnes, Raphinha
      Ings, Antonio, Toney

      Steel, Digne, White, Gilmour

      0.0m, 1 FT

      Should I start Digne ?

      1. Andy
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Digne is a grand first sub to have but an obvious first sub.

      2. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Same back 4. Same dilemma. I'm on Tsimi too. Might change a little if Godfrey is back - him and Keane stronger than Keane + Holgate.

    11. New Article
    12. Badgerharri88
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Who do we think will play more this season for Chelsea Chilwell or Alonso

      1. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Chilwell, I imagine by a lot. If it's remotely close, Alonso is an incredible option.

    13. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Bench one off?

      A. Cancelo
      B. Antonio
      C. Livramento