Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle’s hat-trick against Fulham this afternoon set a unique record for the west London side.
The Blues are now the only team to have had three different hat-trick scorers in three different Premier League seasons.
Schurrle’s treble secured Chelsea’s place at the top of the table in the 3-1 win at Craven Cottage, and comes after Samuel Eto’o and Eden Hazard also hit hat-tricks for Jose Mourinho’s men – Eto’o’s coming against Manchester United and Hazard’s against Newcastle.
The feat was also achieved by the club in 1997/98 – Gianluca Vialli, Gianfranco Zola and Tore Andre Flo – and in their last title winning season of 2009/10 – Frank Lampard, Salomon Kalou and Didier Drogba. Arsenal have achieved the feat twice while the Gunners and Manchester United hold the record for the most number of different players scoring hat-tricks in a season with four. In 1999/00, Dwight Yorke, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Andy Cole and Paul Scholes hit trebles for United, while in 2002/03 Thierry Henry, Jermaine Pennant, Robert Pires and Fredrik Ljungberg did it for Arsenal. All stats obtained from soccerbase.