When a player is a nailed-on penalty or set piece taker, it makes them a potentially massive prospect in FPL. The chances of a piece of magic from a free kick, or a late penalty, can turn an uneventful blank into a double-digit haul. It gives these players an even greater chance of returning a goal or an assist on any given gameweek.
Here’s a list of the penalty and piece takers – including both corners and free kicks – for all Premier League sides in the 2019/20 FPL season.
All updates will stem from who is regularly taking set pieces and penalties for each team as time goes on. If the penalty taker changes or someone loses ownership of free kicks, it’ll be reflected in this list – helpful for when you’re building your FPL team throughout the season.
First choice penalty takers have been highlighted, with them being the most nailed-on choices for penalties. Free kick and corner takers are listed in terms of priority – this is more of a variable, so it’ll be in order of overall volume so far this season, except in certain cases.
For instance, James Ward-Prowse is on essentially all set pieces for Southampton, though a few different players share the responsibility for, say, Burnley.
Last updated: 03/01/2020 – various updates made, mainly to set piece takers – Ozil’s reintroduction to the Arsenal team since Arteta took over has seen him take control of set pieces, for instance. Grealish is now Villa’s primary penalty taker.
|Team||Penalties||Free Kicks||Corners||Aerial Threats|
|Arsenal||Aubameyang, Lacazette, Pepe||Ozil, Pepe, Ceballos, Xhaka||Ozil, Pepe, Ceballos, Xhaka||Mustafi, Sokratis, Luiz|
|Aston Villa||Grealish, Wesley||Hourihane, McGinn, Grealish||Hourihane, McGinn, Grealish||Wesley, Mings, Engels|
|Bournemouth||King, C. Wilson||H. Wilson, Fraser, Rico||Fraser, Rico||Cook, Ake|
|Brighton||Maupay, Murray||Groß, Trossard, Dunk||Groß, Trossard||Duffy, Dunk, Webster|
|Burnley||Barnes, Wood||Westwood, McNeil, Gudmundsson, Brady||Westwood, McNeil, Gudmundsson||Mee, Tarkowski, Wood|
|Chelsea||Jorginho, Willian||Mount, Willian, Alonso||Mount, Willian||Rudiger, Abraham|
|Crystal Palace||Milivojevic, Van Aanholt||Milivojevic, Townsend, Meyer||Milivojevic, Townsend, Meyer||Tomkins, Benteke|
|Everton||Sigurdsson, Baines||Digne, Sigurdsson||Digne, Sigurdsson||Mina, Keane|
|Leicester||Vardy, Maddison||Maddison||Maddison, Tielemans||Evans, Soyuncu|
|Liverpool||Salah, Milner, Mane||Alexander-Arnold, Salah||Alexander-Arnold, Salah||Van Dijk, Gomez, Matip|
|Manchester City||Aguero, Gündoğan, Gabriel Jesus||De Bruyne, Mahrez||De Bruyne, B. Silva||Laporte, Stones, Otamendi|
|Manchester United||Rashford, Martial||Rashford, Fred, Pereira||Fred, Pereira, Young||Maguire, Pogba|
|Newcastle||Ritchie||Shelvey, Ritchie||Shelvey, Ritchie||Schär, Lascelles|
|Norwich||Pukki, Vrancic||Buendia, Cantwell||Buendia||Zimmermann, Godfrey|
|Sheffield United||Norwood, Sharp, McGoldrick||Norwood, Fleck||Norwood, Fleck||Sharp, O'Connell, Basham|
|Southampton||Ward-Prowse, Ings, Austin||Ward-Prowse||Ward-Prowse||Stephens, Bednarek|
|Tottenham||Kane, Alli||Eriksen, Lamela||Eriksen, Lamela||Kane, Sanchez, Alderweireld|
|Watford||Deeney, Pereyra||Holebas, Deulofeu, Pereyra||Holebas, Deulofeu, Pereyra||Kabasele, Deeney, Cathcart|
|West Ham||Noble, Arnautovic||Cresswell, Snodgrass, Lanzini||Snodgrass, Lanzini, Fornals||Balbuena, Diop|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers||Jimenez, Neves||Neves, Moutinho||Moutinho||Boly, Coady, Bennett|