Set Piece Takers

Which FPL players are on penalties and set-piece duties at their clubs?

We take a closer look at Fantasy Premier League (FPL) set-piece and penalty takers in this article.

For those who are unaware, our Set Pieces tab details the expected corner-kick, free-kick and penalty takers for each Premier League side.

Subscribers can also see which players are getting onto the end of dead-ball deliveries, with headed attempts from set plays also chronicled.

WHO TAKES CORNERS, PENALTIES AND FREE-KICKS?

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The lists above are based on a mix of information gathered from this season’s matches, last season’s numbers and pre-season friendlies, and are updated after most Gameweeks as new information becomes available.

All the corner-takers in the above table have been responsible for at least one corner this season, while the direct free-kick and penalty takers have either chanced their arm at least once in 2021/22 or were prominently involved at these set plays in the previous season.

They are ordered so that the main candidates are listed first. For example, Everton boss Rafael Benitez confirmed after Gameweek 3 that Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£8.0m) and Richarlison (£7.4m) were first and second respectively for penalties. Andros Townsend (£5.6m) took a spot-kick in Gameweek 6 with Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison absent, while Demarai Gray (£5.8m) scored from 12 yards in pre-season with all three of the above not on the field.

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AT SET PLAYS

Raphinha "expected back" in time for Gameweek 8 as Sarr's FPL appeal wanes

From Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) on corners at Liverpool to James Ward-Prowse (£6.4m) on penalties at Southampton, many of us will be familiar with the bulk of the names in the above table.

But having refreshed the list over the international break, we thought it was worth bringing a few recent developments to your attention.

£4.5m-ISH MIDFIELDERS ON SET-PIECE DUTIES

Billy Gilmour‘s (£4.5m) stock is falling after three benchings in the last four Gameweeks but Norwich City teammate Mathias Normann (£4.5m) has assumed control of set-piece duties since his arrival, taking eight corners and four direct free-kicks.

Douglas Luiz (£4.6m) has also been heavily involved at Aston Villa over the last three Gameweeks, taking 12 corners and two direct free-kicks – although the limited involvement of Leon Bailey (£6.4m) and Emiliano Buendia (£6.4m) may have something to do with that.

GALLAGHER DOWN THE PECKING ORDER?

Conor Gallagher (£5.7m) has caught the eye this season, with set-piece responsibilities part of his FPL appeal. But the return to the starting XI of Luka Milivojevic (£5.4m) saw the Chelsea loanee play second fiddle to the Serb at corners in Gameweek 6. Michael Olise (£5.4m) then took one last weekend, with Milivojevic on the field but Gallagher off it.

BRUNO BACK ON CORNERS

Iffy form and fixtures has seen many of us offload Bruno Fernandes (£11.9m) in FPL. The Portuguese playmaker may still be on penalties at United, however, and he has returned to corner-taking duties over the last few weeks, taking nine kicks to Shaw’s six in Gameweeks 6-7.

WHO IS ON SET PLAYS AT SOUTHAMPTON?

Ward-Prowse will miss Southampton’s next two league games and such is his dominance at dead-ball situations over the last few years that it’s anyone’s guess who fills in for him – on penalties especially – while he’s out.

Romain Perraud (£4.9m) is the only other Saints player who has taken a corner in the league this season, while Nathan Redmond (£5.9m) and Theo Walcott (£5.8m) were involved on set plays in pre-season.

HOW MANY GOALS ARE SCORED FROM SET-PIECE SITUATIONS?

Season% of PL goals scored from set plays% of PL goals scored from penalties
2021/2220.1%7.5%
2020/2119.2%10.0%
2019/2022.0%7.0%
2018/1923.2%7.8%
2017/1821.9%5.5%

Relatively few free-kicks and corners get converted – just 7.3% of the 506 attempts from dead-ball situations in 2021/22 have found the back of the net – but they still account for a decent chunk of the Premier League goals scored.

Looking at the table above, an average of around one in five of the goals scored in the English top flight are from set plays – a not insignificant figure.

And that doesn’t include penalties: 7.5% of the goals scored this season, for example, came from 12 yards.

So while a player being responsible for the odd corner or two may not be sufficient reason enough to acquire their services in Fantasy Premier League, an added goal threat or increased assist potential from dead-ball situations can only boost a particular asset’s appeal.

WHICH TEAMS ARE CREATING THE MOST CHANCES FROM SET PLAYS?

Given that Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United can count on the likes of Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m), Alexander-Arnold and Luke Shaw (£5.4m) to whip in their set-piece deliveries, it’s no surprise to see those teams top the table above.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have had more attempts on goal from set-piece situations (49) than any other club, while no-one can better their tally of five goals scored from free-kicks and corners.

Shaw’s owners have been left cursing the left-back’s lack of output: despite racking up 33 efforts, United are one of five teams who haven’t scored a single goal from dead-ball situations.

Aston Villa’s appointment of a new dead-ball coach is seemingly paying dividends: they are second only to Liverpool for efforts from set plays and five of their attempts have come from throw-ins.

Brighton are proving to be most accurate from corners. 61% of their deliveries are finding a man, and usually that man is Shane Duffy (£4.3m): he has had more attempts from set plays (13) than any other player this season.

384 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bruno Commando
    • 7 Years
    12 days, 10 hours ago

    How do these 2 options compare? If Raph is out of GW8, I will have Livra playing instead. Currently at option A.

    A) Toney + Raph + Livra (3-4-3 with Livra benched)
    B) Cancelo + Hwang + ESR (4-3-3 with ESR benched)

    Ramsdale // Foster
    TAA Dias Rudi Livra* // Manquillo
    Salah Son Mbeumo // Raph* Luiz
    Lukaku Antonio Toney*

    1. Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 10 hours ago

      If you bench ESR at home to Palace why do you even have him? I would go A with Cancelo over Dias. Leeds without Raphinha and maybe Bamford is a good fixture for Livra.

  2. Jafalad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    12 days, 10 hours ago

    What are Raphinha owners doing if he is out week 8?

    A. Benching - I have a strong enough squad.
    B. Transferring him out
    C. Playing him in the hope he comes back early

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Brought him in for the whole run of decent fixtures not just against Saints so will start him with hope he plays and if not one of Livramento or Mbuemo will jump in to cover.

      Raphinia is for life not just Xmas.

      1. Jafalad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        Life at Super Super Leeds hopefully.

    2. Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Im going to see if he plays the last Brazil game and if so play Livra ahead of him.

      1. Jafalad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        Yes he is likely to be a sub in these games one would have thought.

    3. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      A. ESR vs Palace or Livra vs Leeds.
      Not sure who to play.

      Investing in a good bench is easy now with all extra cash most teams have

    4. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Had him since the get-go; no way am I selling even of Bielsa confirms he’s out for GW8

    5. Babit1967
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Got Sarr and Livra on bench incase Taa and Raphinha don’t play

    6. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      A. If he had not got Norwich in 2 weeks time, I would have sold.

  3. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    Color of the fixture ticker for Newcastle next year ?
    30 x Green, 8 x Red ? 😉

  4. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    Best one week 7.9m WC punt as a Mount placeholder for NOR in GW9?

    A) Foden (BUR)
    B) Grealish (BUR)
    C) Jota (wat)
    D) Just start with Mount (bre)

    Ramsdale
    Trent, Cancelo, Chilwell
    Salah, Saka, Raphina, xxx
    Lukaku, Antonio, Toney

    Foster, Duffy, Livramento, Brownhill

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      A

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      A

    3. The Nuttman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      D.

  5. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    Sanchez Foster
    White Livra Rudiger TAA Coady
    Salah Saka Jota Greenwood Benrhama
    Antonio Lukaku

    1 FT 0.8 ITB, okay with taking -4, No WC.

    What should I do this week? Any suggestions? Was earlier thinking Greenwood + Coady > Mbeumo + Cancelo

  6. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    Any suggestions for this team folks? 1ft, 1.4m itb

    Sanchez
    Taa rudiger cancelo
    Salah Jota Sarr doucoure Gallagher
    Ronaldo Antonio

    Foster Semedo Omo Scarlett

    1. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Ron to Lukaku

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Defense is set, so you can work on attack for now. Saving looks like a good option, next week you can do something like Ronaldo and Gallagher to Luka and Raphinha for free.

    3. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      The Daily question.

      Ron to Luk. That midpark needs beefing up as well at some point.

  7. Ohh1454
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    Grealish or Foden ?

    1. Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Foden

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Grealish in the weeks Foden scores well

      Foden in the weeks Grealish scores well

  8. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    Guys jota likely to start against Watford? I have sarr Jota and Shaw. At the moment priority is to do shaw to cancelo free If no injuries happened during ib. Shall I stick to that?

    1. tbos83
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        Yes as Bobby away with Brazil

        1. Going Home
          • 10 Years
          12 days, 8 hours ago

          This is not correct. Bobby has not travelled to join up with Brazil

    2. KUNingas
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      On WC, can Hwang be trusted? Any improvement suggestions for this draft?

      A) Jimenez + Duffy
      B) Hwang + Azpi

      Ramsdale, Foster
      TAA, Cancelo, Rudiger, Livramento, ***
      Salah, Foden, Raphinha, Mbeumo, Brownhill
      Lukaku, Antonio, ***

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        Hang is GW7’s Edouard

        1. KUNingas
          • 5 Years
          12 days, 9 hours ago

          Yeah, might be..

      2. KUNingas
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        Not seeing Duffy as a long term option, but only 4.3 to use for this spot atm. Lamptey would be nice when returning but 0.1 short

    3. as33
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Jota or Foden?

    4. Caravagio
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      What are peoples thoughts on Jesus??
      I feel like he's fairly high on peps favour overall. or am i wrong!

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        Would go cheaper foden

        1. Caravagio
          • 6 Years
          12 days, 9 hours ago

          Is Foden not little miss rotation? More so than Jesus anyway 😀

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        I'd actually put him ahead of every other City attacker bar none for FPL purposes

        But still not hugely viable when Antonio, DCL & Bamford all have penalties, Jimmy has penalties, Nacho may be on the verge of winning a place back in the Leicester side, and Toney is just an absolute assassin

        Even Adam Armstrong has the fixtures to deliver way above 6.0 for a month or two

        And that's all *before* you pick one of Rom/Ron/Vardy to leave two striker slots

    5. Flynny
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      What would you prefer on wildcard?

      A....4 at the back with double city defence

      B...traditional 343 with son

      Thanks

      1. jon.terry.tfh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        if your option A is the template double chelsea double city, I would argue B is better. Yes you'll get a lot of Cs, but one odd penalty will ruin your double double defence. I rather have Son who can be a captain option too.

        1. Flynny
          • 6 Years
          12 days, 8 hours ago

          Thanks.....starting to lean that way... .needs hwang as 3rd forward tho

    6. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Joelinton and option now?

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 8 hours ago

        I bet £10 that his manager is already searching for new club for him.

    7. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      I have the 1st team below. Worth it to WC into 2nd team?

      Sanchez
      TAA Rudiger White
      Salah Jota Greenwood Sarr
      Jimenez Lukaku Antonio

      Steele Livramento Brownhill Amartey

      Ramsdale
      TAA Rudiger Dias
      Salah Son Townsend Raphinha
      Antonio Lukaku Hwang

      Foster Livramento Brownhill Manquilo

      1. Firmino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        12 days, 8 hours ago

        No

    8. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Which option sounds best ?

      1) Ronaldo, Townsend/ESR/Mount, Sarr
      2) Ronaldo, Townsend, Foden -4
      3) Kaku, Foden, Sarr -4

      For now I'm also assuming that one of TAA and Raph won't be playing next week

    9. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      What are people's thoughts on Antonio now?

      I've believed that he could be a season keeper but have been thinking of moving him out on my wildcard

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        12 days, 8 hours ago

        Yeah don't do that

        He has 34 goal involvements (24 goals 10 assists) in his last 43 league appearances (41 starts 2 subs) - if my maths are correct - and has only just started taking penalties

        Something clicked with him in late February of 2020 & he just hasn't looked back

        Will possibly get injured soon anyways so better to let that make the decision for you

      2. james 101
        • 9 Years
        12 days, 7 hours ago

        Hodl

    10. THE SHEEP HUNTER
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Just hoping Steve Bruce can keep all his limbs intact really.

    11. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Ramsdale 4.0
      TAA Cancelo Rudiger Duffy* Livramento
      Salah Foden Raphinha Mbeumo Luiz
      Lukaku Antonio Jimenez*

      WC draft, best option:

      1. Duffy Jimenez
      2. Dias Hwang

      Thankz

      1. Firmino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        12 days, 8 hours ago

        1

    12. james 101
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 7 hours ago

      Chose one:

      A. Townsend
      B Doucoure
      C. Gray

      And why?

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        12 days, 7 hours ago

        (Gray looks v good, but both T and D have returned more 7 points this season for a cheaper price)

      2. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        There's probably no answer to why. Pick the one you want, some are even doubling up based on form + price
        I went Gray early and sticking with it
        DCL/Rich out some factor but Benitez has the mids getting into the box more often so wouldn't expect total regression

    13. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      So jota owners

      As he’s on international duty and Bobby isn’t I’m pretty sure he gets a benching against Watford

      Anyone disagree?

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        I would agree. I did think the same vs City but this time I don't see Jota starting.
        Would be a luxury transfer if you shipping him out though (not incl wc) given there's probably other fires to fight first
        Then it's United away which probably won't have many goals in it

      2. Ruth_NZ
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Probably but if so he'll get plenty of time off the bench. Liverpool have Atlético Madrid on Tuesday and you could well see an early hook for Mané.

    14. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      So Raphinha unlikely to play vs Saints but is close to rising in price...why?
      Is this purely wildcards

    15. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      I'm assuming now is not the time to ask this but how do you create your own stats tables in the members area?