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

ClubPenaltiesDirect Free KicksCorners & Indirect Free Kicks
Arsenal Aubameyang, Pepe, Lacazette Xhaka, Willian, Pepe, Luiz, Dani Ceballos, Saka Willian, Pepe, Saka, Dani Ceballos, Nelson
Aston Villa El Ghazi, Grealish, Watkins Hourihane, Barkley, El Ghazi, Grealish, Traore, Targett Hourihane, Barkley, Grealish, Traore, El Ghazi, McGinn
Brighton and Hove Albion Groß, Maupay Dunk, Bissouma, Groß, Alexis Mac Allister, Solly March Groß, Solly March, Trossard, Alexis Mac Allister, Lallana
Burnley Barnes, Wood, Rodriguez Brownhill, Benson, Gudmundsson, Brady, McNeil Westwood, McNeil, Gudmundsson, Brady, Pieters
Chelsea Werner, Jorginho Mount, James, Havertz, Alonso, Ziyech Mount, Ziyech, Chilwell, James, Hudson-Odoi
Crystal Palace Milivojevic, Van Aanholt, Zaha, Jordan Ayew Milivojevic, Van Aanholt, Eze, Townsend Eze, Townsend, Milivojevic, Van Aanholt, McCarthy
Everton Sigurdsson, Richarlison Rodríguez, Digne, Sigurdsson Rodríguez, Sigurdsson, Digne, André Gomes
Fulham Cavaleiro, Mitrovic, Lookman Kebano, Mitrovic, Bryan, Lookman Cavaleiro, Lookman, Cairney, Reed, Bryan
Leeds United Bamford, Klich Phillips, Hernández, Harrison, Raphinha, Rodrigo Phillips, Raphinha, Harrison, Hernández, Klich
Leicester City Vardy, Ayoze Pérez, Tielemans, Maddison, Iheanacho Maddison, Tielemans, Fuchs Maddison, Tielemans, Albrighton, Ayoze Pérez
Liverpool Milner, Salah, Mane, Firmino Alexander-Arnold, Salah, Henderson, Fabinho, Shaqiri, Wijnaldum Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Milner, Henderson, Shaqiri
Manchester City De Bruyne, Aguero, Gündogan, Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling De Bruyne, Sterling, Mahrez, Gündogan De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Gündogan, Foden, Mahrez
Manchester United Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Pogba, Martial, Mata, Lingard Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Pogba, Mata, Fred Shaw, Bruno Fernandes, Alex Telles, Mata, Greenwood
Newcastle United C Wilson, Ritchie Shelvey, Jacob Murphy, Longstaff, Schär, Ritchie Ritchie, Shelvey, Fraser, Longstaff, Almirón
Sheffield United Sharp, Norwood, Berge, Lundstram Norwood, Fleck Norwood, Fleck, Lundstram, Osborn, Ampadu
Southampton Ings, Ward-Prowse Ward-Prowse, Bertrand, Redmond Ward-Prowse, Bertrand
Tottenham Hotspur Kane, Son, Alli Kane, Dier, Lamela, Lo Celso, Bale, Son Son, Lo Celso, Lamela, Bale, Reguilón, Bergwijn
West Bromwich Albion Austin, Robson-Kanu Matheus Pereira, Phillips, Grant Phillips, Matheus Pereira, Gallagher, Krovinovic, Grosicki, Diangana
West Ham United Noble, Antonio, Lanzini Cresswell, Rice, Benrahma, Lanzini Cresswell, Bowen, Yarmolenko, Noble
Wolverhampton Wanderers Raúl Jiménez, Ruben Neves, Fabio Silva Ruben Neves, Moutinho, Saiss, Neto Moutinho, Neto, Podence, Ruben Neves

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.