Who is the best free kick taker in the Premier League? Ranking 2021-22 set-piece kings

Raphina Ward-Prowse Willian
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If you're looking to add a skilled free kick taker to increase your fantasy team's chances of scoring goals, Goal has all the information

Assembling a strong Premier League fantasy football team is no easy task, and the strongest sides require a balanced skillset across forwards, midfielders and defenders.

While it is tempting to shell out on the most prolific strikers, it's also important to sign players who are well-rounded - especially those capable of turning free kicks into goal-scoring opportunities.

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Goal has rounded up the best Premier League football free kick takers who you can consider adding for your team.

Best Premier League fantasy football free kick takers

A good free kick taker is a must for any time, an opportunity to turn a set-piece chance into a goal-scoring one.

They are the next best thing after a penalty kick, and a team has every chance of scoring directly from a free-kick – or at least getting a header on the effort – if it's just on the box area.

The best free kick takers have the ability to net straight from the spot, or to create enough momentum and to find a space that their team's forwards can take advantage of for a goal-scoring opportunity.

James Ward-Prowse is the most skilled free kick taker in the Premier League, having scored four direct free kicks for Southampton during the 2020-21 season. Two of his free kicks came against Aston Villa in a single game, where the Saints won 4-3.

Arsenal's Willian, Leeds' Raphina and Leicester's James Maddison follow suit with one direct free kick goal scored apiece.

Read: Fantasy Premier League: Who takes free-kicks, penalties and corners for every team in 2021-22?

You can view the list of the best Premier League free kick takers below.

Rank Player Club Stat
1 James Ward-Prowse Southampton 4
=2 Willian Arsenal 1
=2 Matheus Pereira / 1
=2 Raphina Leeds 1
=2 Eberechi Eze Crystal Palace 1
=2 James Maddison Leicester 1
=2 Jacob Murphy Newcastle 1
=2 Kalvin Phillips Leeds 1
=2 Raheem Sterling Manchester City 1
=2 Granit Xhaka Arsenal 1

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