Who are the set piece takers at each club?

This week Fantasy Football Scout’s Twitter account put out an excellent thread detailing the important set piece takers. Players on set piece duty make good targets for FPL managers. This is because they have the advance of additional routes to points because of the responsibility.

To read the original thread click here.

Targeting set-piece takers can be an effective strategy in FPL.

Here are the set-piece takers, in order, from every Premier League club in 2022/23.

The players are listed in order of prominence at dead-ball situations. This list is based on information gathered from last season’s matches. The data collected closer to Gameweek 38 is potentially more relevant and is therefore given more weight.

  • Penalties
  • Direct Free Kicks
  • Corners and Indirect Free Kicks

Set piece takers

PenaltiesDirect Free KicksIndirect Free Kicks and Corners
ArsenalSaka, Gabriel Martinelli, PepeOdegaard, Pepe, Cedric, Partey, Gabriel MartinelliSaka, Cedric, Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli, Smith-Rowe
Aston VillaIngs, WatkinsCoutinho, Douglas Luiz, Bailey, DigneDigne, Douglas Luiz, McGinn, Coutinho
BournemouthSolanke, StanislasBilling, Stanislas, ChristieAnthony, Christie, Stanislas
BrentfordToney, Mbeumo, Josh Da SilvaMbeumo, Ghoddos, CanosJensen, Mbeumo, Janelt, Ghoddos
BrightonMaupay, Groß, Mac Allister, TrossardMac Allister, Moder, Trossard, MarchGroß, Mac Allister, March
ChelseaJorginho, Mount, Havertz, ZiyechJames, Alonso, Mount, ZiyechMount, Alonso, Chilwell, James, Ziyech
Crystal PalaceZaha, Milivojevic, EdouardMilivojevic, Olise, EzeEze, Olise, Milivojevic, Zaha
EvertonCalvert-Lewin, Townsend, GrayGordon, Gray, TownsendGordon, Gray, Townsend, Mykolenko
FulhamMitrovic, H Wilson, KebanoH Wilson, Kebano, MitrovicH Wilson, Reed, Kebano, Cairney
LeedsBamford, Klich, RodrigoForshawDallas, Harrison
LeicesterVardy, Tielemans, IheanachoMaddison, Dewsbury-HallMaddison, Albrighton, Dewsbury-Hall
LiverpoolMilner, Salah, FabinhoAlexander-Arnold, Fabinho, HendersonAlexander-Arnold, Robertson, Tsimikas, Milner
Man CityMahrez, De Bruyne, Sterling, GündoganDe Bruyne, Mahrez, GündoganDe Bruyne, Mahrez, Foden, Zinchenko
Man UnitedCristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, RashfordCristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Alex TellesBruno Fernandes, Alex Telles, Shaw
NewcastleC Wilson, Wood, Joelinton, Schär, WillockTrippier, Schär, ShelveyTrippier, Fraser, Targett, Jacob Murphy, Shelvey
Nottingham ForestJohnsonLolley, JohnsonColback, Johnson, Lolley
SouthamptonJames Ward-ProwseWard-Prowse, RedmondWard-Prowse, S Armstrong
SpursKane, SonKane, Dier, SonSon, Winks
West HamLanzini, Antonio, RiceCresswell, BenrahmaFornals, Bowen, Cresswell, Lanzini
WolvesRaúl Jiménez, Ruben Neves, Fabio SilvaMoutinho, Ruben Neves, Raúl Jiménez, NetoMoutinho, Neto, Ait Nouri
Courtesy of Fantasy Football Scout

What does set piece duty mean for FPL?

When a player is on set-piece duty they become a more attractive FPL option. Owning a player with set piece responsibility gives them a greater route to points.

Route to points is when a player has multiple ways in which they can return FPL points. For example Trent Alexander-Arnold has multiple routs to FPL points. The defender has the potential for clean sheets and therefore defensive points. He puts in multiple crosses and therefore has the potential for assists from open play. In addition Alexader-Arnold also has set piece responsibility with both direct and indirect free kicks, as well as corners. Therefore the Liverpool defender makes an excellent FPL pick as his route to points is large and diverse. This is also true of other wing-backs, such as Chelsea’s Reece James and Ben Chilwell.

The more routes to points a player has, the most likelihood they have of returning bonus points too. This again adds to their appeal as it makes the likelihood of a points haul increase, making the player a more attractive buy.

If a player has penalties, free kicks or corners they have a higher percentage chance of returning FPL points. This is because they are most likely to have the ball in the correct areas to contribute to a goal involvement.

This season the £8.0m midfielders are a big talking point in the FPL community. At the start of the season FPL managers could make the decision between them based on set pieces. For example Saka has multiple routes to points, with responsibility for both penalties and corners. Meanwhile Foden has no set piece responsibility, this could make him a less attractive option. Therefore for FPL managers starting the season with Saka could be wise due to greater opportunities for returns.

Do set piece takers change?

Whilst the transfer window is open there is always the potential for changes in the set piece takers at each club. Keep an eye on the FFScout set piece page for the most up-to-date information.

Fantasy Football Scout

Fantasy Football Scout is an excellent resource for FPL managers. They not only have the most up-to-date list of set piece players, but so much more. For the 2022/23 season FFScout have three different membership tiers to suit the needs of FPL managers. This includes the Standard tier which is free for FPL managers to sign up too, as well as the new Ultra tier. The Ultra tier will offer FPL managers everything the Premium tier does, as well as personalised team surgery support.

The Fantasy Football Scout members has access to all the best data and stats to make informed decisions. Allowing managers to make informed decisions.

in addition there are members only videos and articles from some of the world’s best managers. These are a great way to understand the decision making of those managers at the top of their games.

As well as this the Fantasy Football Scout members area has a number of key tools. The Fixture Ticker, Rate My Team tool, Transfer Planner and much more are all available for FFScout members. In addition members can also create custom spreadsheets, as well as access public stats tables. Joe’s Goals Imminent table is available foe members and this season FPL Focal has made all his tables public for members.

Head over to Fantasy Football Scout now to sign up as a member for the new season.


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