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, Lacazette, Pepe Xhaka, Willian, Lacazette, Luiz, Cedric, Saka Willian, Odegaard, Saka, Dani Ceballos, Pepe
Aston Villa El Ghazi, Grealish, Watkins Traore, Grealish, El Ghazi, Barkley, Douglas Luiz, Targett El Ghazi, Barkley, Grealish, Traore, Targett, Sanson
Brighton and Hove Albion Groß, Welbeck, Maupay Groß, Trossard, Dunk, Mac Allister Groß, Trossard, Mac Allister, Lallana
Burnley Barnes, Wood, Rodriguez Brownhill, Brady, Gudmundsson, McNeil, Benson Westwood, McNeil, Gudmundsson, Brady, Pieters
Chelsea Jorginho, Mount, Werner, Giroud Mount, Alonso, Havertz, James, Ziyech Mount, James, Chilwell, Ziyech, Hudson-Odoi, Alonso
Crystal Palace Milivojevic, Van Aanholt, Zaha, Jordan Ayew Milivojevic, Van Aanholt, Eze, Townsend Eze, Townsend, Milivojevic, Van Aanholt, McCarthy
Everton Sigurdsson, Richarlison Sigurdsson, Rodríguez, Digne Rodríguez, Sigurdsson, Digne, André Gomes
Fulham Maja, Cavaleiro, Mitrovic, Lookman Lookman, Cavaleiro, Aina, DeCordova-Reid, Andersen Lookman, Cavaleiro, Cairney, Reed, Bryan
Leeds United Bamford, Klich Raphinha, Phillips, Harrison, Hernández, Rodrigo Dallas, Harrison, Raphinha, Phillips, Klich
Leicester City Vardy, Ayoze Pérez, Tielemans, Maddison, Iheanacho Maddison, Tielemans, Fuchs, Ayoze Pérez Tielemans, Maddison, Albrighton, Ayoze Pérez
Liverpool Milner, Salah, Mane, Firmino Alexander-Arnold, Salah, Shaqiri, Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Shaqiri, Milner, Henderson
Manchester City Aguero, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Rodri, Gündogan, Sterling De Bruyne, Sterling, Mahrez, Gündogan, Zinchenko De Bruyne, Foden, Mahrez, Zinchenko, Bernardo Silva, Gündogan, Torres
Manchester United Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Pogba, Martial, Mata Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Pogba, Mata, Fred Shaw, Bruno Fernandes, Alex Telles, Mata, Greenwood
Newcastle United C Wilson, Joelinton, Willock, Ritchie Shelvey, Schär, Jacob Murphy, Longstaff, Ritchie, Almirón Ritchie, Fraser, Shelvey, Longstaff, Almirón
Sheffield United Sharp, Norwood, Berge, Lundstram Norwood, Fleck, Brewster, Lundstram Norwood, Fleck, Lundstram, Osborn, Ampadu
Southampton Ings, Ward-Prowse Ward-Prowse, Bertrand, Redmond Ward-Prowse, Bertrand
Tottenham Hotspur Kane, Son, Bale, Alli Kane, Bale, Dier, Son, Lamela, Lo Celso Son, Bale, Lamela, Lo Celso, Lucas Moura, Bergwijn
West Bromwich Albion Matheus Pereira, Robson-Kanu Matheus Pereira, Phillips, Snodgrass, Townsend, Yokuslu Matheus Pereira, Gallagher, Phillips, Grosicki, Diangana
West Ham United Noble, Rice, Lingard, Antonio Cresswell, Rice, Benrahma, Lanzini Cresswell, Bowen, Yarmolenko, Noble, Lingard
Wolverhampton Wanderers Raúl Jiménez, Ruben Neves, Fabio Silva Ruben Neves, Neto, Saiss, Moutinho Moutinho, Neto, Ait Nouri, Ruben Neves, Semedo, Vitor Ferreira

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 across the whole of 2020/21.

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