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

Updated: All clubs 

ClubPenaltiesDirect Free KicksCorners & Indirect Free Kicks
Arsenal Lacazette, Pepe, Saka Odegaard, Pepe, Cedric, Xhaka, Lacazette, Partey Saka, Cedric, Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli, Smith-Rowe, Pepe
Aston Villa Ings, Watkins Coutinho, Douglas Luiz, Bailey, Digne, Young McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Digne, Coutinho, Bailey
Brentford Toney, Mbeumo, Josh Da Silva Eriksen, Mbeumo, Ghoddos, Canos Eriksen, Jensen, Mbeumo, Janelt, Ghoddos
Brighton and Hove Albion Maupay, Groß, Mac Allister, Welbeck, Trossard Mac Allister, Moder, Trossard, March, Bissouma, Groß Mac Allister, Groß, March, Cucurella
Burnley Barnes, Cornet, Rodriguez, Weghorst Cornet, Brownhill, Gudmundsson, McNeil Cornet, Brownhill, Westwood, McNeil, Gudmundsson
Chelsea Jorginho, Mount, Havertz, Ziyech Alonso, Mount, James, Ziyech Mount, Ziyech, Alonso, James, Chilwell
Crystal Palace Zaha, Milivojevic, Edouard Gallagher, Milivojevic, Olise, Jordan Ayew, Andersen Eze, Olise, Gallagher, Mitchell, Hughes
Everton Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Townsend, Gray Gordon, Gray, Townsend, Richarlison Gordon, Gray, Townsend, El Ghazi
Leeds United Bamford, Raphinha, Klich, Rodrigo Raphinha, Phillips, Forshaw Harrison, Dallas, Raphinha, Rodrigo
Leicester City Vardy, Tielemans, Iheanacho, Maddison, Ayoze Pérez Maddison, Dewsbury-Hall Maddison, Albrighton, Dewsbury-Hall, Tielemans
Liverpool Milner, Salah, Fabinho Alexander-Arnold, Salah, van Dijk, Fabinho Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Tsimikas, Milner, Jones
Manchester City Mahrez, Jesus, De Bruyne, Sterling, Gündogan, Rodri Mahrez, De Bruyne, Gündogan De Bruyne, Mahrez, Foden, Gündogan, Bernardo Silva
Manchester United Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Pogba Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Alex Telles, Rashford Bruno Fernandes, Alex Telles, Shaw, Sancho
Newcastle United C Wilson, Wood, Joelinton, Ritchie, Schär Trippier, Schär, Shelvey, Ritchie, Jacob Murphy, Longstaff Trippier, Fraser, Targett, Jacob Murphy, Shelvey
Norwich City Pukki, Idah, Tzolis Rashica, Dowell, Mathias Normann, Gilmour Dowell, Mathias Normann, Rashica, Gilmour
Southampton Ward-Prowse Ward-Prowse, Redmond Ward-Prowse, S Armstrong
Tottenham Hotspur Kane, Son Kane, Dier, Son, Højbjerg, Lo Celso Son, Winks, Reguilón
Watford Ismaila Sarr, João Pedro, King Louza, Cucho, Dennis, Kucka, João Pedro Louza, Femenía
West Ham United Noble, Lanzini, Antonio, Rice Cresswell, Benrahma, Rice, Lanzini Fornals, Bowen, Cresswell, Lanzini
Wolverhampton Wanderers Raúl Jiménez, Ruben Neves, Fabio Silva Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Raúl Jiménez, Saiss, Trincão, Podence Moutinho, Ait Nouri, Podence, Neto, Trincão

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 (plus any others who have had more than five such efforts) will be listed and a minimum of two headers is required to make it onto the list: