FPL Corners and Free Kicks

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FPL Corners and Free Kicks

VAR technology has taken the EPL by storm in the opening 5 weeks and that has seen a record number of free-kicks and penalties being given easily with the help of the new technology.

Not everyone is a fan of this.


Penalties

We had previously analyzed FPL penalty takers.

Up to GW05:

  • A total of 29 penalties had been awarded in 38 games
  • 25 kicks were converted and 4 were missed
  • Conversion rate is 86%
  • Vardy is the most prolific with 5 goals from 5 penalty attempts

Free-kicks and Corners

We will focus on the important free kick and corner takers for the rest of this piece.

The list below contains every team’s updated list of set piece takers as of GW05.

Team Free Kicks Corners Aerial Threats
Arsenal Willian, Pepe, Luiz Willian, Saka, Pepe Luiz, Lacazette, Gabriel
Aston Villa Hourihane, Targett, Grealish McGinn, Hourihane, Grealish Konsa, Mings
Brighton Mac Allister, Groß, Dunk March, Trossard, Groß Dunk, Webster, Maupay
Burnley Westwood, McNeil, Brownhill Westwood, McNeil, Gudmundsson Wood, Mee, Rodriguez
Chelsea Ziyech, Chilwell, Alonso Chilwell, Ziyech, Mount, James Zouma, Abraham, Giroud
Crystal Palace Milivojevic, Van Aanholt, Townsend Townsend, McCarthy, Milivojevic Cahill, Kouyaté
Everton Digne, Rodriguez, Sigurdsson Rodriguez, Digne, Sigurdsson Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Mina
Fulham Bryan, Kebano, Cairney Cavaleiro, Cairney, Bryan Mitrovic, Hector
Leeds United Phillips, Harrison, Hernandez Phillips, Hernandez Bamford, Cooper
Leicester City Maddison, Tielemans Maddison, Tielemans Evans, Vardy, Söyüncü
Liverpool Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Fabinho Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Salah Van Dijk, Firmino, Matip
Manchester City De Bruyne, Mahrez De Bruyne, Mahrez Ake, Fernandinho
Manchester United Fernandes, Rashford, Mata Fernandes, Shaw, Mata Maguire, Pogba, Bailly
Newcastle United Shelvey, Ritchie Shelvey, Fraser, Ritchie Joelinton, Carroll
Sheffield United Norwood, Lundstram Norwood, Fleck, Lundstram McBurnie, Egan
Southampton Ward-Prowse, Bertrand Ward-Prowse, Bertrand Vestergaard, Ings, Long
Tottenham Hotspur Son, Bale, Lo Celso Son, Lo Celso Alderweireld, Kane, Sanchez
West Bromwich Albion Pereira, Phillips Pereira, Phillips Ajayi, Robson-Kanu, Bartley
West Ham United Cresswell, Bowen Cresswell, Bowen, Yarmolenko Antonio, Haller, Diop
Wolverhampton Wanderers Neves, Moutinho, Neto Moutinho, Neto Boly, Saiss, Dendoncker

As of GW05, the team with the most corners awarded are Liverpool with 39 (average 7.8 per game).

In second place, it’s Leicester with 31 and a tie in third place with Brighton and Chelsea both having been awarded 27 corners thus far.Teams with the most corners

Players with the most corners

Robertson

  • Youri Tielemans (LEI|6.4) leads the corners taken table with 27 although he is yet to assist from a corner this season.
  • Andy Robertson (LIV|7.1) has taken 23 corners with 1 assist from a corner on the opening day of the Premier League against Leeds.

Teams with the most free kicks (Direct & Indirect)

  • Everton have been awarded the most free kicks with 33 this season from which 2 have been converted.
  • West Ham have also benefited from being awarded the second most amount of free kicks with 27. They converted 1 of those free kicks against Tottenham when Aaron Cresswell put in a cross from an indirect free kick for Fabian Balbuena to head home.

Best player for set piece assists

Top FPL Midfielders

James Rodriguez (EVE|8.0) has had 3 assists to his name this season so far and all 3 have come from set pieces.

With the many aerial threats such as Michael Keane, Yerry Mina, Richarlison and Dominc Calvert-Lewin, it’s easy to see why James’ set piece crosses are so effective.

 

 


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