Chelsea’s Top 10 Premier League Goal Scorers

Posted by Gerry on Feb 05, 2018 Posted in Chelsea News | No Comments »

premier league goalscorerChelsea are one of six ever-present sides in the 26 seasons of the Premier League, and our five titles mean that only Manchester United have been more successful in this era.

For a quarter-century many talented players have put on the blue shirt, winning numerous trophies and some going on to become club legends.

Whilst only one of the top 10 remains with us currently, you can be sure of more big name signings walking through the door over the summer.  The Betfair odds on the Premier League winner suggest that Manchester City have all-but won the 2017-18 campaign but you can be sure that we’ll be back challenging again next season.

Here are the 10 players who have scored the most Premier League goals for Chelsea:

Frank Lampard (147 goals)

Chelsea and England legend Frank Lampard is the club’s top Premier League goal scorer with 147 and is also our all-time top scorer in all competitions.  The midfielder won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, the 2012 Champions League and 2013 Europa League during his 13 years at Stamford Bridge.  41 of his goals came from outside the penalty area – the most by any player in Premier League history.  Among his stunning strikes, he also scored four goals in one game versus Derby County during the 2007-08 season.

Lampard joined from West Ham United in 2001 much to the dismay of Hammers fans before finishing his career with New York City FC, via Manchester City several years later.

Didier Drogba (104)

One of José Mourinho’s first signings for Chelsea when he took charge at Stamford Bridge in 2004, Didier Drogba went on to become a club legend, scoring a number of winning goals in cup finals, including the last kick in the penalty shootout win over Bayern Munich in the 2012 Champions League final.

The Ivorian also helped us win four Premier League titles and four FA Cups during his time at the club, after joining as a 26-year-old from Marseille.  He played in the Chinese Super League and for Galatasaray in between his two spells at Chelsea, and is still scoring goals with Phoenix Rising today.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (69)

Before Roman Abramovich’s billions were pumped into the club we were always on the outside looking in at the Premier League title race.   One player who did his best without any luck in winning the title was Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.  Signed from Atlético Madrid for £15 million in the summer of 2000 having previously had a successful two-year spell with Leeds United, the Dutch international scored 69 Premier League goals in 136 appearances for us.

Hasselbaink left on a free transfer as Mourinho joined and therefore missed out on a Premier League winners’ medal the following season.

Eden Hazard (63)

Six years ago Eden Hazard chose us over Bayern Munich on the basis that we beat them in the Champions League final.  He has since gone on to become one of the best players in the world and subsequently linked to Real Madrid time after time.

During his time at Chelsea so far Eden Hazard has torn defences apart and is averaging 10 goals per season.  A two-time Premier League and Europa League winner, fingers crossed we can keep the Belgian superstar beyond this season.

Gianfranco Zola (59)

Considered by many as the greatest Chelsea player of all-time, Gianfranco Zola lit up the crowd at Stamford Bridge during his seven seasons in the Premier League between 1996-2003.  The Italian’s most prolific season for us came in his final year when he scored 14 Premier League goals to earn him fifth spot on our all-time top Premier League goal scorers list.

Zola scored our winning goal in the 1998 Cup Winners’ Cup final and was also a two-time FA Cup winner and League Cup winner during his time in West London.  He finished his career with Cagliari as he dreamed, when leaving us.

Eiður Guðjohnsen (54)

After two seasons with Bolton Wanderers in the First Division, we paid £4.5 million to sign Eiður Guðjohnsen in June 2000.  The Icelandic international would go on to have six successful seasons with us before leaving in an £8 million deal to join Barcelona.

Guðjohnsen scored our first Premier League goal under José Mourinho in 2004, beating Manchester United 1-0.  He received two Premier League winners’ medals during his final two years at the club before heading to Spain where he would win the Champions League among other trophies.

Diego Costa (52)

The controversial striker managed to score 52 goals in the three seasons that he played for us before falling out with manager Antonio Conte last summer.  In the two seasons that Diego Costa was prolific for us, scoring 20 goals each in 2014-15 and 2016-17, we won the Premier League.

Now back at Atlético Madrid, Costa scored with his first shot earlier this month, in the Copa del Rey.  His replacement, Álvaro Morata, will hopefully help us in our 2018-19 title hunt and maintain Betfair’s Premier League winner predictions.

John Terry (41)

Coming through the youth ranks, John Terry was part of our first-team squad for 19 years, winning the Premier League a record five times as captain.  The former Chelsea and England centre-back was an excellent threat from corners, hence the 41 goals he scored.

Terry’s medal collection also includes the 2012 Champions League, 2013 Europa League, five FA Cups and three League Cups.  As he wasn’t in Antonio Conte’s plans for the future he is spending this season in the Championship with Aston Villa.

Nicolas Anelka (38)

We were Nicolas Anelka’s fifth Premier League club out of the six he played for, and his four-and-a-half-year stint at Stamford Bridge was the longest spell he had at one club during his career.  The French international top scored in the 2008-09 Premier League season but it wasn’t until the following year that he won his second title – 12 years after winning his first with Arsenal.

Anelka’s career saw him travel all over the world, winning several trophies with the likes of Real Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.

John Spencer (36)

Three players prop up the top 10, each with 36 Premier League goals.  John Spencer has the best goals per game ratio of the trio having played fewer games than Gus Poyet and Salomon Kalou.

Signed from Glasgow Rangers in his early 20s for the inaugural Premier League season, the 14-time Scotland international played 103 Premier League games for us before departing permanently to Queens Park Rangers in 1997 after spending a year on loan at Loftus Road.

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