When a player is a designated penalty or set piece taker, it makes them a far better choice in FPL. Someone could be heading for a blank, but let’s say a dodgy handball leads to a penalty or a free kick, and we’re in with a chance of a return.
Here’s a list of the penalty and set piece takers, including both corners and free kicks, for all teams in the 2022/23 Premier League season.
|Team||Penalties||Direct Free Kicks||Corners||Aerial Threats|
|Arsenal||Saka, Martinelli, Jesus||Ødegaard, Saka||Saka, Ødegaard, Martinelli||Gabriel, Jesus, Saliba|
|Aston Villa||Ings, Watkins||Douglas Luiz, Coutinho, Bailey||Douglas Luiz, McGinn, Digne||Watkins, Konsa, Mings|
|Bournemouth||Solanke, Stanislas||Billing, Stanislas||Stanislas, Tavernier||Solanke, Lerma, Billing|
|Brentford||Toney, Mbeumo||Mbeumo, Canós||Jensen, Mbeumo, Canós||Toney, Pinnock, Ajer|
|Brighton||Mac Allister, Trossard||Trossard, Mac Allister||Groß, Mac Allister, March||Dunk, Webster|
|Chelsea||Jorginho, Mount||James, Mount||Mount, Chilwell, Cucurella||Silva, Havertz, Koulibaly|
|Crystal Palace||Zaha, Edouard||Milivojević, Olise||Olise, Milivojević, Eze||Mateta, Guéhi|
|Everton||Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Townsend||Gordon, Townsend, Gray||Gordon, Townsend, Gray||Calvert-Lewin, Mina, Keane|
|Fulham||Mitrović||Wilson, Andreas||Wilson, Andreas||Mitrović, Adarabioyo|
|Leeds United||Bamford, Klich, Rodrigo||Aaronson, Greenwood||Aaronson, Harrison, Greenwood||Struijk, Cooper|
|Leicester City||Vardy, Tielemans||Maddison, Dewsbury Hall||Maddison, Dewsbury Hall||Vardy, Barnes, Vestergaard|
|Liverpool||Salah, Fabinho||Alexander-Arnold, Salah||Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Tsimikas||Van Dijk, Matip, Núñez|
|Manchester City||Haaland, Mahrez, De Bruyne||De Bruyne, Mahrez||Kevin De Bruyne, Foden, Mahrez||Dias, Laporte, Haaland, Ake|
|Manchester United||Ronaldo, Fernandes, Martial||Fernandes, Ronaldo, Eriksen||Shaw, Fernandes, Eriksen||Ronaldo, Maguire|
|Newcastle United||Wilson, Isak||Trippier, Shelvey, Schär||Ritchie, Targett, Trippier, Shelvey||Lascelles, Wood, Wilson|
|Nottingham Forest||Johnson, Awoniyi||Williams, Johnson||Williams, Johnson||Yates, Surridge, Boly|
|Tottenham Hotspur||Kane, Son||Kane, Dier, Son||Son, Reguilón||Kane, Sanchez, Dier|
|West Ham United||Lanzini, Bowen, Rice||Cresswell, Benrahma||Bowen, Cresswell, Fornals||Souček, Dawson|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers||Jimenez, Neves||Moutinho, Neves, Neto||Moutinho, Aït Nouri, Podence||Collins, Kilman|
All updates will stem from who is regularly taking free kicks, corners and penalties for each team as the season goes on. If the penalty taker changes or someone is no longer their teams’ primary set piece taker, 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, in order of overall volume of set pieces taken so far this season, except in certain cases. Some penalty takers are italicised, meaning they’re the primary choice but they aren’t as nailed in the team.
This also lists the aerial threats of each team: players likely to be on the end of free kicks and corners. This is based on the number of shots taken from set pieces over the course of the season, also taking last season into account.
WhoScored (headers attempted)
Fbref (pass types, shots from free kicks)
Penalty and Set Piece Takers: Team Notes
Arsenal: Saka is the primary penalty taker, having taken charge even last season with players like Lacazette on the pitch.
Brighton: Their penalty taker has been a bit of a lottery in the past year or so, though Mac Allister has taken, and scored, 3 penalties this season.
Leeds: Bamford and Klich have had penalty duties in the past, though Raphinha took the majority of penalties for Leeds last season in Bamford’s absence.
Penalty and Set Piece Takers: Season Updates
This will be updated with important information throughout the season, such as when a team has a new penalty taker.
GW1: Haaland scored a penalty for Man City while De Bruyne and Gundogan were on the pitch.
GW2: Rice missed a penalty for West Ham while Bowen and Antonio were on the pitch.
GW3: Mac Allister scored a penalty for Brighton with Welbeck and Groß on the pitch. He has since took 2 more penalties and seems to be first choice.
GW4: Isak scored a penalty for Newcastle, though Wilson wasn’t playing. They haven’t had a penalty with both on the pitch yet.
GW6: Tielemans scored a penalty for Leicester with Maddison on the pitch.
GW9: Martial scored a penalty for Manchester United while Fernandes was on the pitch.
GW10: Bowen scored a penalty for West Ham, taking over from Rice. Lanzini hasn’t been on the pitch for any of West Ham’s penalties this season.
GW11: Bamford missed a penalty for Leeds against Arsenal. Klich would come on later in the game.