Best Penalty-takers in the Premier League 2023

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    The top flight league in England, is home to some of the best penalty-takers in the world, with the Premier League having a plethora of talents littered around who are skilled at taking penalties.

    As a result of the high paced level and competitiveness in the Premier League, players are susceptible to making mistakes in the 18 yard box which can eventually cause a team to concede a penalty. 

    Playing a penalty is not an effortless task, especially when the resultant effect of the spot kick has the possibility to make or hamper your team’s chances of securing the maximum result in that encounter. 

    Nevertheless, there are some players in the Premier League who have dispatched penalties with calmness even in the face of adversity or the kind of duress that comes with it. 

    These players have etched their names in gold, and they stand out as names that have wonderful rate at scoring penalties with their sublime accuracy in the 18 yard box. 

    In this article, we would be looking extensively at some of the players who have earned themselves the tag of being “best penalty-takers” in the league.

    Six (6) of the best penalty-takers in the Premier League

    Let’s dive right straight into six (6) names that are arguably the best penalty-takers in the Premier League presently;

    • Bukayo Saka
    Bukayo Saka's goal from the penalty spot against Manchester City
    Bukayo Saka

    The Arsenal attacker is one of the top penalty takers currently in the English Premier League. Saka has scored two (2) out of the two (2) penalties he has taken this season for the club. 

    This tally attributed to the Gunners penned his conversion rate at 100% for the North London club in the 2022/23 season. 

    Bukayo Saka began taking penalties for Arsenal in the 2021/22 English Premier League season and he has converted all his penalties played for Arsenal in the Premier League.

    Bukayo Saka’s penalty stats for Arsenal

    Saka played two (2) penalties throughout the course of last season and he scored on both occasions which further tells how clinical the English International of Nigerian descent is.

    • Ivan Toney
    Ivan Toney taking a penalty for Brentford
    Ivan Toney

    Ivan Toney has a monstrous record from the 18-yard box as he has scored an impressive twenty-seven (27) penalties throughout his career in all competitions. 

    He has missed just a single penalty which came against Barnsley when he was still at Peterborough United. 

    Toney has clinically converted four penalties this season in addition to the five which he put into the back of the net last season for The Bees. 

    He has a remarkable record of 100% penalties scored in the Premier League. 

    • Bruno Fernandes
    Bruno Fernandes taking a penalty for Manchester United against Norwich City
    Bruno Fernandes

    Portugal and Manchester United’s maestro Bruno Fernandes is another name on our list with the midfielder scoring fourteen (14) penalties out of seventeen (17) penalties played for Manchester United. 

    He has a definitive style at which he takes his penalties and he on many occasion shows he understands the rudiments needed at taking penalties.

    The numbers of Bruno Fernandes for penalties with Manchester United

    In the 2020/21 season, Bruno Fernandes scored a whooping nine (9) out of ten (10) penalties in the English Premier League doing it in domineering fashion. 

    • Erling Haaland
    Erling Haaland

    The Norwegian footballer who has banged in monstrous numbers for Manchester City is included in this list because of his impressive record in the 2022/23 league season.

    Haaland’s numbers for penalties with Manchester City

    Haaland has scored all four (4) out of the (4) penalties he has played for Manchester City this season since moving from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City in the summer of 2022. 

    The striker has scored twenty-six (26) goals in 23 appearances for Manchester City in the Premier League.

    Prior to joining Manchester City he had scored twenty-six (26) penalties in all competitions both at club level and internationally. 

    • Harry Kane
    Harry Kane setting up to take a penalty
    Harry Kane

    The Captain of the Three Lions of England is not only one of the most lethal goalscorers in the Premier League, but also one of the best penalty-takers presently. 

    The 29-year-old is Tottenham Hotspur’s delegated penalty taker and he has been magnificent in his duty from the penalty spot. 

    Harry Kane’s style of taking penalties is wonderful and pinpoint.

    Harry Kane’s numbers for penalties with Tottenham Hotspur

    He has taken three (3) penalties this season and he has scored two (2) and missed one (1).

    The Lilywhites goal poacher has taken a total of thirty-four (34) penalties in the Premier League, converting thirty (30) and missing just four (4).

    • Jorginho
    Jorginho preparing to take a penalty
    Jorginho Frello Filho

    The deep-line playmaker of the Azzurri is one of the best penalty-takers in football across the world with his distinct and unique style of playing penalties which is basically a “hop, skip and then a jump”. 

    This style although awkward gives him ample time to see and predict the possible direction the opposing goalkeeper is going to dive towards.

    Jorginho’s numbers for penalties

    Right from the time he joined Chelsea in the summer of 2018, the 30-year-old has scored twenty-two (22) Premier League goals of which twenty (19) of those goals have come via penalty.

    Jorginho has missed only three (3) penalties in the Premier League and has scored a massive seven (7) of his last eight penalties in the top tier league in England. 

    Since signing for Arsenal in the 2022/23 winter transfer window, the Italian has not played any penalty for the Gunners. 

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