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

01/09/2021
Updated: All clubs 

Club Penalties Direct Free Kicks Corners & Indirect Free Kicks
Arsenal Aubameyang, Lacazette, Pepe Pepe, Odegaard, Lacazette, Xhaka, Cedric, Saka Pepe, Tierney, Saka
Aston Villa El Ghazi, Ings, Watkins Bailey, Douglas Luiz, El Ghazi, Traore Buendía, McGinn, Bailey, Douglas Luiz
Brentford Toney, Josh Da Silva Jensen, Toney, Mbeumo, Ghoddos Jensen, Canos, Mbeumo, Ghoddos
Brighton and Hove Albion Groß, Maupay, Welbeck Trossard, Groß, March, Dunk, Mac Allister Groß, March, Trossard, Cucurella
Burnley Wood, Barnes, Rodriguez Brownhill, Gudmundsson, McNeil Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil, Gudmundsson, Pieters
Chelsea Jorginho, Mount, Werner Mount, Alonso, Havertz, James, Ziyech Mount, Alonso, James, Hudson-Odoi, Chilwell
Crystal Palace Zaha, Milivojevic, Jordan Ayew Milivojevic, Gallagher, Eze, Jordan Ayew Eze, Milivojevic, Gallagher, Riedewald
Everton Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Townsend, Gray Rodríguez, Digne, Sigurdsson Digne, Townsend, Gray, Sigurdsson, Rodríguez
Leeds United Bamford, Klich Raphinha, Phillips, Rodrigo Raphinha, Dallas, Phillips, Klich
Leicester City Vardy, Tielemans, Iheanacho, Maddison, Ayoze Pérez Maddison, Tielemans, Ayoze Pérez Tielemans, Albrighton, Thomas, Bertrand
Liverpool Milner, Salah, Mane, Firmino Alexander-Arnold, Salah, Fabinho, Henderson Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Tsimikas, Elliott, Milner, Henderson
Manchester City Mahrez, De Bruyne, Rodri, Gündogan, Sterling De Bruyne, Gündogan, Mahrez, Sterling, Zinchenko De Bruyne, Gündogan, Mahrez, Grealish, Zinchenko, Foden, Bernardo Silva
Manchester United Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Pogba, Martial Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Pogba, Fred Shaw, Greenwood, Alex Telles, Bruno Fernandes
Newcastle United C Wilson, Joelinton, Ritchie Jacob Murphy, Shelvey, Schär, Longstaff, Ritchie, Almirón Ritchie, Fraser, Shelvey, Longstaff
Norwich City Pukki, Idah, Tzolis Rashica, Dowell, Mathias Normann Gilmour, Rashica, Tzolis, Placheta
Southampton Ward-Prowse Ward-Prowse, Redmond Ward-Prowse, Perraud
Tottenham Hotspur Kane, Alli, Son Kane, Dier, Son, Højbjerg, Lo Celso Son, Højbjerg, Lo Celso, Reguilón, Winks
Watford João Pedro, Ismaila Sarr Dennis, Cleverley, Masina, Sema Cleverley, Sema, Dennis, Masina
West Ham United Noble, Rice, Antonio Cresswell, Rice, Benrahma, Lanzini Cresswell, Bowen, Yarmolenko, Noble, Coufal
Wolverhampton Wanderers Raúl Jiménez, Ruben Neves, Fabio Silva Moutinho, Trincão, Saiss, Ruben Neves, Neto Moutinho, 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.