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.
We’ve also listen aerial threats – players likely to be on the end of indirect free kicks and corners. For example, Liverpool’s primary threat at set pieces is Van Dijk. This is based on the number of shots taken from set pieces over the course of the season.
Latest Updates – 08/07/20:
- Rashford interview states that there isn’t a designated penalty taker for Man United.
“The penalties are just penalties. We just decide at that moment who’s going to take them. As long as the penalty goes [in], it’s no worries for me.”
- Özil removed from Arsenal’s set of set piece takers – seemingly not involved anymore
- Hause added as a set piece threat for Aston Villa
- Mac Allister added as a set piece taker for Brighton
- Willian made joint-priority penalty taker for Chelsea, plus primary set piece taker
- De Bruyne made primary penalty taker for Man City
- Egan and McBurnie added as set piece threats for Sheffield United
|Team||Penalties||Free Kicks||Corners||Aerial Threats|
|Arsenal||Aubameyang||Pepe, Lacazette||Ceballos, Pepe, Willock||Luiz, Mustafi|
|Aston Villa||Grealish||Hourihane, Grealish||Hourihane, Grealish, McGinn||Hause, Mings|
|Bournemouth||King, C. Wilson||H. Wilson, Stanislas||Brooks, Stanislas, H. Wilson||Ake, Cook|
|Brighton||Maupay, Murray||Mooy, Mac Allister, Groß||Mooy, Groß, Mac Allister||Dunk, Webster, Duffy|
|Burnley||Barnes / Wood||Westwood, McNeil, Brady||Westwood, McNeil, Gudmundsson||Mee, Wood|
|Chelsea||Jorginho / Willian||Willian, Mount||Willian, Mount||Rudiger, Abraham, Giroud|
|Crystal Palace||Milivojevic, Van Aanholt||Milivojevic, Van Aanholt||Milivojevic, Van Aanholt||Cahill, Benteke|
|Everton||Sigurdsson, Baines||Digne, Sigurdsson||Digne, Sigurdsson||Mina, Keane, Richarlison|
|Leicester||Vardy, Maddison||Maddison||Maddison, Albrighton||Evans, Soyuncu|
|Liverpool||Salah, Milner, Mane||Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho||Alexander-Arnold, Salah||Van Dijk, Firmino, Gomez|
|Manchester City||De Bruyne, Mahrez||De Bruyne, Mahrez||De Bruyne, Mahrez||Laporte, Otamendi|
|Manchester United||Fernandes / Rashford / Pogba||Fernandes, Rashford, Pogba||Fernandes||Maguire, Pogba|
|Newcastle||Ritchie||Shelvey, Ritchie||Shelvey, Ritchie||Joelinton, Fernandez, Carroll|
|Norwich||Pukki||Buendia, Duda||Buendia, Duda||Klose, Godfrey|
|Sheffield United||Norwood, Sharp, McGoldrick||Norwood, Fleck||Norwood, Fleck||Egan, McBurnie|
|Southampton||Ward-Prowse, Ings||Ward-Prowse||Ward-Prowse||Vestergaard, Ings, Long|
|Tottenham||Kane||Kane, Son, Lo Celso||Son, Lo Celso||Alderweireld, Sanchez, Dier|
|Watford||Deeney, Pereyra||Hughes, Pereyra||Hughes, Pereyra, Capoue||Dawson, Deeney|
|West Ham||Noble, Arnautovic||Snodgrass, Cresswell, Lanzini||Snodgrass, Cresswell, Lanzini||Haller, Balbuena, Diop|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers||Jimenez, Neves||Neves, Moutinho||Moutinho, Neto||Boly, Saiss|