Christian Pulisic’s hat-trick at the Turf Moor on 26th Oct, 2019, was Chelsea’s 119th hat-trick in the league since September 1905, and the 26th in the Premier League. In doing so, at 21 years and 38 days, Pulisic became the club’s youngest treble-scorer in the top-flight since… Tammy Abraham at Wolves in September.
No club has had two players so young score a hat-trick in a single Premier League Campaign, and the last time two Blues did so away from the Bridge in the same season was 1997/98: Gianluca Vialli at Barnley, and Tore Andre Flo at Tottenham.
Players of 36 different nationalities have now scored for the Londoners in the Premier League and Pulisic, the first from the USA, coolly did so with his left foot, right foot and a header – the perfect version of a hat-trick.
He is the first to manage that feat for the Blues in the league since Drogba in the title-winnig thrashing of Wigan back in May 2010. The others were Kalou against Stoke in 2010, Hasselbaink at home to Tottenham in 2002, and Vialli, again, in 1997 against Barnley.
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