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

Updated: All clubs

Club Penalties Direct Free Kicks Corners & Indirect Free Kicks
Arsenal Aubameyang, Pepe, Lacazette Willian, Xhaka, Pepe, Luiz, Lacazette, Aubameyang Pepe, Willian, Saka, Ozil, Torreira, Nelson
Aston Villa Wesley, El Ghazi, Grealish Hourihane, El Ghazi, Trezeguet, Douglas Luiz, Targett, McGinn, Grealish Hourihane, Grealish, McGinn, Targett, El Ghazi, Trezeguet
Brighton and Hove Albion Maupay, Groß Dunk, Groß, Alexis Mac Allister, Solly March Groß, Alexis Mac Allister, Solly March, Trossard
Burnley Barnes, Wood, Rodriguez McNeil, Gudmundsson, Westwood, Brady Westwood, McNeil, Gudmundsson, Brady
Chelsea Jorginho, Barkley, Abraham Mount, Alonso, Barkley, Emerson, Giroud James, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Barkley, Emerson, Pulisic
Crystal Palace Milivojevic, Van Aanholt, Benteke, Townsend Milivojevic, Van Aanholt, Townsend Milivojevic, Van Aanholt, Eze, McCarthy, Townsend
Everton Sigurdsson Digne, Sigurdsson, Bernard Digne, Sigurdsson, Rodríguez, Bernard, Walcott
Fulham Mitrovic, Kamara Kebano, Mitrovic, Knockaert, Cairney, Bryan Knockaert, Cavaleiro, Bryan, Cairney, Johansen, Kebano
Leeds United Klich, Bamford Phillips, Douglas, Hernández Phillips, Douglas, Hernández, Harrison
Leicester City Vardy, Ayoze Pérez, Maddison, Gray, Iheanacho Maddison, Fuchs, Gray, Tielemans Maddison, Tielemans, Albrighton, Gray
Liverpool Milner, Salah, Mane, Firmino Alexander-Arnold, Salah, Henderson, Fabinho, Shaqiri Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Williams, Milner, Shaqiri, Salah
Manchester City De Bruyne, Aguero, Gündogan, Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling De Bruyne, Mahrez, Gündogan, Sterling De Bruyne, Mahrez, Gündogan, Bernardo Silva, Foden
Manchester United Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Pogba, Martial, Mata, Lingard Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Pogba, Mata, Fred, Pereira Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Pereira, Mata, Rashford, Shaw
Newcastle United Ritchie, Almirón Shelvey, Longstaff, Schär, Ritchie, Gayle Ritchie, Shelvey, Longstaff, Atsu
Sheffield United Norwood, McGoldrick, Sharp Norwood, Fleck Norwood, Fleck, Lundstram, Osborn
Southampton Ward-Prowse, Ings Ward-Prowse, Bertrand, Redmond Ward-Prowse, Bertrand
Tottenham Hotspur Kane, Son, Alli Kane, Lamela, Dier, Son, Lo Celso Son, Lo Celso, Lamela, Winks, Lucas Moura, NDombele
West Bromwich Albion Austin, Robson-Kanu, Zohore Matheus Pereira, Phillips Phillips, Matheus Pereira, Grosicki
West Ham United Noble, Antonio, Lanzini Cresswell, Bowen, Lanzini, Yarmolenko, Rice Snodgrass, Bowen, Noble, Yarmolenko, Lanzini, Cresswell, Fornals
Wolverhampton Wanderers Raúl Jiménez, Ruben Neves Ruben Neves, Moutinho, Saiss Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Pedro Neto, Daniel 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 2020/21.

The three players with the most headed attempts from each team will be listed.