2019/20 Premier League Set Piece Takers
2019/20 Premier League Set Piece Takers

This article is part of our Fantasy Soccer 101 series.

Set piece takers always get a lot of attention from fantasy players because of the potential for an assist or goal. While the depth of the shot or location of the dead ball are big factors into the actual scoring possibilities (xG!) on each play, there's little doubting that prioritizing set pieces is important (then again, maybe it's because the best players generally take set pieces for their sides).

Below is a breakdown of the expected takers of corners, free kicks and penalties for the 20 Premier League teams for the 2019/20 season. There are multiple names listed for each squad because some teams split their responsibilities, while others include secondary options in case the top ones are not playing. It's also worth noting that free kicks are not only direct free kicks that lead to shots, which is why the list includes players who generally cross their free kicks (Juan Mata, for example) versus others who just shoot (Paul Pogba).

Much of the list is based on what teams did last season, though obviously some teams had significant changes – think Eden Hazard leaving Chelsea – and we're left with educated guesses. Additionally, the list will be updated if any material changes occur.

Finally, we have a good number of free kick stats available on our Player Stats page, which is fully sortable and includes filters that allow you to break the list down by an individual team, position or minimum number of minutes played (or all three!). 

The image on the right is an example of what you can find. Our subscription includes over 50 unique stats, which you can play around with based on gameweek range, position, teams and more, plus we offer them for other leagues like the UEFA Champions League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Liga MX, Major League Soccer and Brasileiro. We also offer those stats on a team level, not to mention a plethora of other tools to make you a better fantasy soccer player. Our subscriptions start as low as $3.99 per month, and while I know there are other sites that offer this content for free (or at least they appear to), none of them are designed for fantasy players who are looking to spend more time analyzing stats and less time scraping them and running them through countless spreadsheet formulas to make them readable. 

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TeamCornersFree KicksPenaltiesTotal Corners Last Season

Corners Per Match

ArsenalGranit Xhaka, Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Lucas TorreiraGranit Xhaka, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mesut OzilPierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette2095.50
Aston VillaConor Hourihane, Jack Grealish, Matt TargettConor Hourihane, Jack GrealishJonathan Kodjia, Jack Grealish274*5.96*
BournemouthRyan Fraser, Junior Stanislas, David BrooksRyan Fraser, Junior Stanislas, David BrooksJoshua King, Callum Wilson, Junior Stanislas1915.03
BrightonPascal Gross, Solomon March, Alireza JahanbakhshPascal Gross, Solomon March, Yves Bissouma, Alireza JahanbakhshGlenn Murray, Pascal Gross1564.11
BurnleyJohann Berg Gudmundsson, Dwight McNeil, Robbie Brady, Ashley WestwoodJohann Berg Gudmundsson, Dwight McNeil, Robbie Brady, Ashley WestwoodAshley Barnes, Chris Wood1403.68
ChelseaWillian, Christian Pulisic, Mason Mount, PedroWillian, Marcos Alonso, David Luiz, Christian PulisicRoss Barkley, Tammy Abraham, Jorginho, Willian2155.66
Crystal PalaceLuka Milivojevic, Andros Townsend, Max MeyerLuka Milivojevic, Andros Townsend, Patrick van Aanholt, Max MeyerLuka Milivojevic, Christian Benteke2055.39
EvertonGylfi Sigurdsson, Lucas Digne, BernardGylfi Sigurdsson, Lucas Digne, Leighton BainesGylfi Sigurdsson, Lucas Digne, Leighton Baines, Cenk Tosun2155.66
LeicesterJames Maddison, Demarai Gray, Ben ChilwellJames Maddison, Ben Chilwell, Demarai Gray, Youri TielemansJamie Vardy, James Maddison2105.53
LiverpoolTrent Alexander-Arnold, James Milner, Mohamed Salah, Xherdan ShaqiriTrent Alexander-Arnold, James Milner, Mohamed Salah, Xherdan Shaqiri, Virgil van DijkJames Milner, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino2496.55
Manchester CityKevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Leroy Sane, Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Raheem SterlingKevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Leroy Sane, Ilkay GundoganSergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez2987.84
Manchester UnitedAshley Young, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, Andreas PereiraMarcus Rashford, Ashley Young, Paul Pogba, Juan MataPaul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku2005.26
NewcastleMatt Ritchie, Jonjo Shelvey, Ki Sung-yuengMatt Ritchie, Jonjo Shelvey, Ki Sung-yueng, Fabian ScharMatt Ritchie, Dwight Gayle1814.76
NorwichEmiliano Buendia, Moritz Leitner, Mario VrancicEmiliano Buendia, Mario Vrancic, Marco StiepermannMario Vrancic, Teemu Pukki303*6.59*
Sheffield UnitedOliver Norwood, John FleckOliver Norwood, John FleckDavid McGoldrick, Billy Sharp, Oliver Norwood314*6.83*
SouthamptonJames Ward-Prowse, Ryan Bertrand, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Nathan Redmond, Stuart ArmstrongJames Ward-Prowse, Ryan Bertrand, Nathan Redmond, Mohamed ElyounoussiDanny Ings, James Ward-Prowse, Charlie Austin1935.08
TottenhamChristian Eriksen, Erik Lamela, Danny Rose, Ben Davies, Son Heung-MinChristian Eriksen, Danny Rose, Harry Kane, Erik Lamela, Son Heung-MinHarry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen1945.11
WatfordJose Holebas, Roberto Pereyra, Gerard Deulofeu, Adam MasinaJose Holebas, Gerard Deulofeu, Roberto Pereyra, Etienne CapoueTroy Deeney, Andre Gray1774.66
West HamRobert Snodgrass, Felipe Anderson, Aaron Cresswell, Manuel LanziniRobert Snodgrass, Felipe Anderson, Aaron Cresswell, Manuel LanziniMark Noble, Sebastien Haller1884.95
WolverhamptonJoao Moutinho, Ivan Cavaleiro, Helder Costa, Ruben NevesJoao Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Helder Costa, Ivan CavaleiroRuben Neves, Raul Jimenez1955.13

* stats accumulated in EFL Championship.

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Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 and 2018 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Head of DFS Content and Senior Soccer Editor. He is a seven-time FSWA award finalist, including twice for the Football Writer of the Year Award.
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