Premier League Penalty Takers (& Free Kicks)

premier league penalty takers

Who is on penalties in the 2023/24 season of FPL? Here is our list of Premier League penalty takers.

Premier League Penalty Takers

Here is the summary of Premier League Penalty Takers for each team based on information we provided in more detailed analysis below.

TeamPenalty TakerBackup Penalty Takers
ArsenalSakaOdegaard, Havertz
Aston VillaDouglas LuisWatkins
BrightonJoao PedroGross, Welbeck
ChelseaNkunkuPalmer, Enzo
Crystal PalaceEzeEdouard
FulhamAndreasRaul Jimenez
LutonMorrisAdebayo, Woodrow
LiverpoolSalahMac Allister, Szoboszlai, Nunez
Manchester CityHaalandAlvarez, De Bruyne
Manchester UnitedBruno FernandesRashford
NewcastleWilsonIsak, Schar, Willock, Joelinton
Nottingham ForestGibbs WhiteWood
Sheffield UnitedNorwoodBrewster
TottenhamSonMaddison, Richarlison
West HamBenrahmaPaqueta, Ings, Bowen
WolvesCunhaFabio Silva

Penalty and free kicks takers for each team 2023/24


  • Main penalty taker: Bukayo Saka
  • Backup penalty takers: Odegaard (took a penalty in GW2 against Palace and in GW7 against Bournemouth of the current season with Saka on the pitch). Haverz – took the second penalty in GW7 against Bournemouth. Jesus (took a penalty in GW29 in 2022/23 when Saka was on the bench), Martinelli (took a penalty in GW38 of 2021/22 season with Saka on the pitch, Martinelli won the penalty).
  • Direct free kicks: Odegaard, Martinelli


  • Saka and Odegaard will likely share penalty duties
  • Odeggard asked Saka if he could take the penalty against Crystal Palace (source:
  • Saka missed a penalty in the 2023/24 preseason game against Barcelona
  • Jorginho is also a contender for backup penalty taker given his track record with penalties at Chelsea, he also converted a penalty in the preseason match against MLS All Starts

Aston Villa

  • Main penalty taker: Douglas Luis
  • Backup penalty takers: Watkins – we expect watkins to be the backup given his penalty record
  • Direct free kicks: Douglas Luiz, Digne, Bailey


  • Douglas Luis has been on penalties in the 2023/24 season in the Premier League and in Europa Conference League as well
  • Watkins scored a penalty in preseason (and also missed one)


  • Main penalty taker: Solanke
  • Backup penalty takers: Our guess is that it could be Billing.
  • Direct free kicks: Billing, Tavernier, Brooks


  • There were no penalties awarded to Bournemouth in the 2022/23 season which makes our guessing harder


  • Main penalty taker: Toney
  • Backup penalty takers: Mbeumo (Is on penalties in the start of 2023/24 season while Toney is absent. Scored a penalty in GW15 of 2022/23 when Toney was absent, and converted a penalty in a preseason game against Aston Villa)
  • Direct free kicks: Toney, Jensen, Mbeumo


  • Mbeumo could be a perfect FPL asset during Toney’s absence with penalties in his pocket.


  • Main penalty taker: Joao Pedro – so far scored all Brighton penalties in 2023/24 in Premier League, Europa LEague and preseason – so when on the pitch, he is definitely Brighton’s number one penalty taker
  • Backup penalty takers: Pascal Gross (took one penalty in 2021/22 and 4 penalties in the 2020/21 seasons), Welbeck (scored a penalty in an EFL Cup game against Arsenal in 2022/23)
  • Direct free kicks: Dunk, March, Gross


  • Main penalty taker: Rodriguez
  • Backup penalty takers: our guess is Bruun Larsen who is on free kicks as well
  • Direct free kicks: Laarsen, Gudmundsson, Brownhill

Crystal Palace


  • Zaha was on penalty duties during the last 2 seasons.


  • Main penalty taker: Calvert Lewin
  • Backup penalty takers: Maupay (took a penalty in the preseason, was on penalty duties when playing for Brighton),
  • Direct free kicks: Danjuma, McNeil, Young


  • Main penalty taker:Andreas (he took a penalty against Manchester City in GW15 2022/23 when Mitrovič did not play)
  • Backup penalty takers: Jimenez (after Mitrovič left Fulham, Jimenez could become their main man. He was on pens at Wolves where he shared penalty duties with Neves), Harry Wilson
  • Direct free kicks: Andreas, Willian, Harry Wilson


  • Mitrovič was on penalties for Fulham until he left the club


  • Main penalty taker: After Jorginho, Mount, and Havertz left Chelsea, it is still unsure who will be their number one penalty taker. Our guess is that is likely going to be Nkunku who was the preferred penalty taker at Leipzig,
  • Backup penalty takers: Palmer scored a penalty in gameweek 8 against Burnley, Enzo missed a penalty in GW2 against West Ham
  • Direct free kicks: Enzo, Nkunku, Chilwell, James, Palmer, Sterling


  • Main penalty taker: Salah
  • Backup penalty takers: We are predicting it will be Mac Allister when we consider his amazing track record as Brighton’s penalty taker. Szoboszlai could be another in the line, given he used to take penalties for Leipzig when Nkunku was not on the pitch. Nunez scored a penalty against LASK in Europa League but Szoboszlai and Mac Allister were not on the pitch.
  • Direct free kicks: Szoboszlai, TAA, Van Dijk (long distance FK)


  • Darwin Nunez was on penalty duties during his time in Benfica and Gakpo was on penalties for PSV in 2021/22 and the first half of the 2022/23 season.


  • Main penalty takerMorris took and converted the last 3 penalties for Luton
  • Backup penalty takers: likely Adebayo who was on penalty duties during the 2021/22 season. He also took one penalty in the 2022/23 season when Morris was on the pitch but missed it. Woodrow also took one penalty in the previous season (while Morris was on the pitch and Adebayo was not), missed it, and scored a rebound, however, he is not a regular starter for Luton
  • Direct free kicks: Barkley, Doughty


  • We expect Adebayo to remain the main penalty taker for Luton as he has more experience in penalties than Morris

Manchester City

  • Main penalty taker: Haaland
  • Backup penalty takers: Alvarez (scored a penalty in GW30 when he was subbed on for Haaland, De Bruyne won the penalty, and in one FA Cup game against Chelsea when Haaland and KdB did not play), De Bruyne (has a track record of taking few penalties for City during last 3 years)
  • Direct free kicks: De Bruyne, Alvarez, Foden

Manchester United

  • Main penalty taker: Bruno Fernandes (took and converted the last 4 Manchester United penalties in competitive matches)
  • Backup penalty takers: Rashford
  • Direct free kicks: Rashford, Fernandes, Eriksen


  • Bruno is the main Manchester United penalty taker, but we could see Rashford taking a few penalties as well, as we saw the last season when Martial (Martial also won the penalty) and Rashford (Garnacho won the penalty) took “less important” penalties while Bruno was on the pitch
  • Mount took and scored 2 penalties for Chelsea during the last 3 seasons



  • Main penalty taker: Gibbs White
  • Backup penalty takers: Wood (proven penalty taker, he shared penalty duties at Leeds, Burnley, Australia and Newcastle as well)
  • Direct free kicks: Gibbs White, Neco Williams


  • there is still a slight possibility that Johnson could be the preferred penalty taker, as Gibbs White scored the first penalty when Johnson was not on the pitch, and the second one after Johnson was fouled
  • Awoniyi shared penalty duties in 1.FC Union Berlin in 2021/22

Sheffield United

  • Main penalty taker: Our guess is Norwood as he has a bit more experience with penalties than Brewster, however, he missed a penalty in the last season for Sheffield
  • Backup penalty takers: We think Brewster because he took the last penalty for Sheffield (but missed it, Norwood was on the pitch), however, he does not have much experience with penalties on a senior level
  • Direct free kicks: Norwood


  • Main penalty taker: Son (as he was taking penalties during Kane’s absence in the past)
  • Backup penalty takers: Maddison, Richarlison
  • Direct free kicks: Maddison, Pedro Porro, Dier


  • After Kane left Spurs, we will likely see Son on pens, and Richarlison (who was taking pens for Everton) or Maddison would be backup takers

West Ham

  • Main penalty taker: Benrahma (scored the last 2 West Ham penalties in Premier League, and the last 2 in the Conference League)
  • Backup penalty takers: Paqueta (scored a penalty in GW2 against Chelsea after Benrahma was subbed off, also converted one penalty in GW19 last season when Benrahma did not play and another one in Conference League – but Benrahma was on the pitch and Paqueta did not win the penalty)
  • Direct free kicks: Ward-Prowse, Benrahma, Paqueta, Bowen


  • Bowen also took 3 penalties for West Ham in the 2022/23 season (2 in Premier League and 1 in the Conference League), but it is unlikely that he would be a backup penalty taker
  • Ings could potentially challenge Benrahma for the role of the main penalty taker, as he has a good track record of converting penalties for Southampton and Aston Villa


  • Main penalty takerCunha – he took the penalty in a preseason game against Celtic
  • Backup penalty takers: Our guess is Fabio Silva (win, took, and scored one penalty in the 2020/21 campaign for Wolves)
  • Direct free kicks: Sarabia, Neto


  • Hwang won, took, and missed a penalty in the FA Cup game
  • before their departure, Ruben Neves and Jimenez shared most penalty duties for Wolves

Teams that received the most penalties in Premier League

According to Transfermarket, in the 2022/23 Premier League season, Manchester City (10) was awarded the most penalties of all teams, Fulham (9) was second and Brentford (8) and West Ham (8) were third.

Most penalties awarded over the last 3 seasons

The table below contains the average of penalties awarded in the Premier League over the last three seasons.

TeamPenalties awarded per season in Premier League (last 3 seasons)
Manchester City9.33
Brentford 7
Leicester City6.67
Manchester United6.33
West Ham6
Nottingham Forest6
Liverpool 6
Arsenal 6
Newcastle United5.33
Crystal Palace5
Everton 5
Southampton 4.67
Aston Villa4.33
Leeds United4
Sheffield United4
West Bromwich Albion4
Norwich City3
Burnley 2.5
Watford 2

Source: Transfermarket

Most penalties conceded over the last 3 seasons

The average penalties conceded per Premier League season over the last 3 years.

ClubPenalties conceded per season
Norwich City*12
West Bromwich Albion*12
Nottingham Forest*9
Wolverhampton Wanderers7.67
Leeds United7.33
Leicester City6.67
Aston Villa6.33
West Ham United6
Tottenham Hotspur5.67
Newcastle United5.33
Manchester City5.33
Crystal Palace4.67
Manchester United4.33
Sheffield United*4

Source: Premier League Club Stats

*Only one season of data, **Only two seasons of data

Penalty takers FPL Team

If you want to go all-in into penalty takers when selecting your Fantasy Premier League squad for the 2023/24 season, this is what your team could look like.


  • Goalkeepers – Fabianski have a good track record of saving penalties
  • Defenders – none of those FPl defenders are on penalties, but they are on set pieces
premier league penalty takers fpl team
Premier League penalty takers FPL team


If you are looking to check Premier League penalty takers on other sources, we strongly recommend these sources:

  • Official FPL Set Piece Takers
  • Transfermarket – you can find here all penalties that were awarded to a certain team or penalties that were taken by a certain player, as well as which teams are getting the most penalties
  • FBREF – on FBREF, you can find detailed shooting stats, including which players have the most shots from penalties and free kicks
  • Flashcore – you check in match details which players were on the pitch when a certain player took a penalty. You can also find results and goalscorers of preseason games.
  • Youtube – thanks to match highlights you can see who won the penalty you are curious about. Was some penalty won by a player who then took it? Then he might not be the main penalty taker, and he took the penalty just because he was fouled.


Matej Šuľan

Fantasy Football enthusiast with two top 1k finishes in FPL. Best FPL overall rank: 119th in 2019/20 season. Five top 500 finishes in UCL Fantasy, best overall rank: 23rd in 2018/19 season. Founder of Fantasy Football Reports.

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