Penalty and Set Piece Takers

Premier League

This table displays a list of expected set-piece takers for each Premier League side, with the players listed in order of prominence at dead-ball situations. They are based on a mix of information gathered from last season’s matches, Opta statistics, pre-season friendlies and also the player’s role at previous clubs and predicted role at new sides.

The list will be updated constantly as new information becomes available on assigned set-piece takers. It will also be refreshed throughout the season as roles chop and change.

Last Updated by Neale

28/11/2021
Updated: All clubs 

ClubPenaltiesDirect Free KicksCorners & Indirect Free Kicks
Arsenal Aubameyang, Lacazette, Pepe Odegaard, Pepe, Partey, Xhaka, Lacazette Pepe, Smith-Rowe, Odegaard, Saka
Aston Villa El Ghazi, Ings, Watkins Bailey, Douglas Luiz, El Ghazi, Traore, Young Buendía, Young, Bailey, Targett, McGinn, Douglas Luiz
Brentford Toney, Forss, Josh Da Silva Mbeumo, Toney, Jensen, Ghoddos, Canos Jensen, Janelt, Mbeumo, Canos
Brighton and Hove Albion Groß, Maupay, Welbeck, Mac Allister, Trossard Trossard, Groß, March, Bissouma, Dunk Groß, March, Trossard, Cucurella
Burnley Wood, Barnes, Rodriguez Brownhill, Gudmundsson, McNeil Westwood, McNeil, Cornet, Brownhill, Gudmundsson
Chelsea Jorginho, Mount, Werner Mount, Alonso, James, Ziyech Chilwell, Alonso, Mount, James, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech
Crystal Palace Zaha, Milivojevic, Jordan Ayew Milivojevic, Gallagher, Eze, Jordan Ayew Eze, Milivojevic, Gallagher, Riedewald, Olise
Everton Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison, Townsend, Gray Digne, Townsend Townsend, Gray, Digne, Gordon
Leeds United Bamford, Klich, Raphinha, Rodrigo Raphinha, Phillips Raphinha, Dallas, Harrison, Rodrigo, Phillips
Leicester City Vardy, Tielemans, Iheanacho, Maddison, Ayoze Pérez Maddison, Tielemans Maddison, Tielemans, Albrighton, Bertrand, Thomas, Dewsbury-Hall
Liverpool Milner, Salah, Mane, Firmino Alexander-Arnold, Salah, Fabinho Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Tsimikas, Milner, Elliott
Manchester City Mahrez, De Bruyne, Rodri, Gündogan, Sterling De Bruyne, Gündogan, Mahrez, Walker, Sterling Foden, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Gündogan, Bernardo Silva, Grealish, Zinchenko
Manchester United Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Pogba, Martial Bruno Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rashford Shaw, Bruno Fernandes, Alex Telles, Greenwood, Diogo Dalot
Newcastle United C Wilson, Joelinton, Ritchie Shelvey, Jacob Murphy, Ritchie, Longstaff, Schär Ritchie, Fraser, Shelvey, Longstaff
Norwich City Pukki, Idah, Tzolis Rashica, Dowell, Mathias Normann Rashica, Gilmour, Mathias Normann, Giannoulis, Dowell
Southampton Ward-Prowse Ward-Prowse, Redmond Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Perraud
Tottenham Hotspur Kane, Alli, Son Kane, Dier, Son, Højbjerg, Lo Celso Son, Lo Celso, Højbjerg
Watford Ismaila Sarr, João Pedro, King Dennis, Kucka, Cleverley, Sema, Masina, Cucho, Louza Cleverley, Cucho, Louza, Tufan, Rose, Masina, Dennis
West Ham United Noble, Lanzini, Antonio, Rice Cresswell, Benrahma, Rice, Lanzini Cresswell, Bowen, Fornals, Coufal
Wolverhampton Wanderers Raúl Jiménez, Ruben Neves, Fabio Silva Moutinho, Trincão, Ruben Neves, Saiss, Neto Moutinho, Ait Nouri, Trincão, Ruben Neves, Podence

The Members’ table below, meanwhile, details the list of players who are prospering at indirect free-kicks and corners – i.e. those getting on the end of set-piece deliveries.

The table lists the players with the most number of headed attempts from set plays in 2021/22.

The three players with the most headed attempts from each team will be listed and a minimum of two headers is required to make it onto the list: