Ranked! Chelsea’s top Premier League scorers ever

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Here are Chelsea’s top premier league scorers of all time.

Ranked! Chelsea's top Premier League scorers ever

We take a close look at Chelsea’s top 10
Premier League goalscorers since the
competition’s initiation in 1992, with some true
Blues legends amongst them…

#1 Frank Lampard

Only 10 players have netted more Premier League goals than
the Blues’ head coach managed during his time as a Blue, as
he scored 147 times – and the list whittles down to three
when you include his strikes for West Ham and Man City.
Before Super Frank stepped up, a respectable seasonal tally
for a midfielder was hitting double figures; in his pomp, Lamps
regularly hit 20 goals in all competitions. His best campaign
was in 2009/10 when he netted 22 times in the top flight, but
most Blues fans will agree on his most memorable goals: the
double strike against Bolton which clinched the 2004/05
Premier League title.

#2 Didier Drogba

Four years on from his second departure from Chelsea, Drogba
remains the only African player to hit treble figures for Premier
League goals, having netted 104 times in the competition.
Our legendary No.11 twice won the Golden Boot and he was
capable of scoring just about every type of goal imaginable.
Although his efforts in the Champions League were perhaps
more memorable, the Ivorian’s wonder strike against Liverpool
in 2006 served notice to the rest of the Premier League of his
eye for the spectacular and it is a toss-up between that and
his equally audacious half-volley against Everton later that
year for his most eye-catching Blues strike.

#3 Eden Hazard

He might have been known more for his ability as a creator,
but those twinkle toes of Hazard proved to be just as potent
when it came to finding the back of the net. His seven years
as a Blue yielded an impressive 85 goals in the Premier
League – and 110 overall, which is the ninth highest tally in
our history.

His devastating hat-trick performance against Newcastle
United, sealing the 2015 Premier League triumph by heading in
the rebound from his saved penalty against Crystal Palace, his
dramatic equaliser against Tottenham to deny them the
following season’s title and majestic solo strikes against
Liverpool and Arsenal are just a few of his magical memories.

#4 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Powerful, aggressive and clinical, Hasselbaink was Chelsea’s
snarling assassin and the 20-goal-a-season striker Blues
supporters had been crying out for since Kerry Dixon.
He won the Premier League Golden Boot in his first season at
the club with a collection of opportunistic efforts and
blockbuster strikes – indeed, rarely had such a powerful shot
been seen at Stamford Bridge.
His ‘perfect’ hat-trick against Spurs and regular tormenting of
our north London rivals added to his enduring popularity in
west London and he scored 69 times in just four Premier
League campaigns.

#5 Gianfranco Zola

It was all about quality, rather than quantity, when it came to
Zola, who holds the rare distinction in modern football of
being universally loved. He is a true gentleman who was
capable of moments of magic which defied belief.
Blues fans have been spoiled in recent times by the constant
stream of classy players, but back in 1996 we had never been
blessed with a talent quite like the Italian maestro. From the
stunning free-kick against Blackburn Rovers to open his
account all the way through to his final goal, a breathtaking lob
which caught out Everton, Stamford Bridge was a brighter
place for the presence of Zola.

#6 Eidur Gudjohnsen

As a cool, composed finisher, the Icelandic forward was a
dream for sub-editors and those who love a cliché. More than
that, however, he was the ideal strike partner for Hasselbaink,
with the pair combining for 37 Premier League goals in the
2001/02 campaign.
Gudjohnsen’s deft touch and eye for a pass meant he
eventually moved into midfield under Jose Mourinho, who
labelled him ‘The Blond Maradona’, but not before scoring one
of our all-time great goals: a magnificent bicycle-kick against
our old rivals Leeds United. The finishing touch he put on a
wonderful team move against Southampton in the title-
winning 2004/05 campaign was another highlight.

#7 Diego Costa

The first part of Hasselbaink’s write-up could have applied to
Diego Costa as well; the type of forward you could love if he
was on your side, but you’d loathe him if he was up against
The Brazilian-born striker wasted little time making his mark at
the Bridge, firing in the goals early doors to put us on course
for the title in 2014/15, and he was the spearhead of another
Premier League triumph two years later. In fact, he finished as
our top scorer in each of his three seasons at the club and
finished with 52 goals in the Premier League, which puts him
95th on the all-time list.

#8 John Terry

Owing as much to his longevity as his prowess in front of goal,
JT sneaks onto the list from centre-back after netting 41 times
in the top flight. Unsurprisingly, due to his position on the field,
set-pieces provided his best route to goal and thanks largely
due to his aerial prowess, JT was able to surpass Peter Sillett
as our all-time highest-scoring defender.
Indeed, by the time he left the Blues he had almost doubled
that tally. His greatest hits in all competitions included a
stunning volley against Wigan, a League Cup final clincher
versus Spurs and the winner against Barcelona on an
unforgettable Champions League night.

#9 Nicolas Anelka

Although the Frenchman made a slow start to life as a Blue
following his arrival in the winter transfer window of the
2007/08 season, he marked his first full campaign at the club
by finishing as the Premier League’s top scorer, becoming just
the third Chelsea player to win the Golden Boot.

His partnership with Didier Drogba was crucial to our Double
success of 2009/10 and the following season he once again
finished as our leading goalscorer, helping him to a tally of 38
top-flight goals as a Blue. His overall Premier League goal tally
was 125, which is second to only Thierry Henry among French

#10 Salomon Kalou/Gus Poyet /John Spencer

Completing the list should be Spencer, the little Scottish
forward who netted 36 goals in fewer matches than the two
listed alongside him. However, to focus solely on a player who
formed a potent, and ahead of its time, ‘little and little’
partnership would be doing a disservice to two cult heroes.
Poyet arrived in 1997 as a Uruguayan with little known about
him; we quickly discovered he knew where the back of the net
was, most famously with an emphatic volley against
Sunderland and, away from the Premier League, two goals in
an FA Cup semi-final.
Then there’s Kalou, who proved to be something of a ‘super-
sub’, injecting pace and energy into the frontline. He also
provided an understated contribution to our Double in


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