36 different nationalities to score for Chelsea

Christian Pulisic’s hat-trick for Chelsea at Burnley on Saturday saw the 21-year-old become the first American to score for Chelsea in the Premier League era.

In the process, the forward became only the second American to score a Premier League hat-trick, after Clint Dempsey for Fulham against Newcastle United in 2012.

Pulisic’s goals mean that there have been players of 36 different nationalities to score for Chelsea in the Premier League. The full table, in order by when they scored first, is below:

1Mick HarfordEnglish
2Vinnie JonesWales
3Robert FleckScotland
4Andy TownsendRepublic of Ireland
5Mal DonaghyNorthern Ireland
6Erland JohnsenNorway
7Jakob KjeldbjergDenmark
8Frank SinclairJamaica
9Ruud GullitNetherlands
10Dan PetrescuRomania
11Roberto Di MatteoItaly
12Franck LeboeufFrance
13Gus PoyetUruguay
14Celestine BabayaroNigeria
15Mikael ForssellFinland
16George WeahLiberia
17Eiður GuðjohnsenIceland
18Mario StanićCroatia
19Juan Sebastián VerónArgentina
21Didier DrogbaIvory Coast
23Mateja KežmanSerbia
24Michael EssienGhana
25Andriy ShevchenkoUkraine
26Michael BallackGermany
27Claudio PizarroPeru
29Yossi BenayounIsrael
30Fernando TorresSpain
31Eden HazardBelgium
32Demba BaSenegal
33Mohamed SalahEgypt
34Radamel FalcaoColombia
35Bertrand TraoréBurkina Faso
36Christian PulisicUSA

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Englishman Mick Harford became the first Chelsea player to score in the Premier League when he did so against Oldham Athletic at Stamford Bridge on the inaugural day on Saturday 15 August 1992.

Harford finished the inaugural season at the club’s joint-top scorer, with Graham Stuart, each with nine goals.

The first player born outside of Europe to score for the Blues was Gus Poyet, during their 6-0 drubbing of Barnsley at Oakwell on 24 August 1997 (Frank Sinclair had scored before this point, but the defender was born in England and represented Jamaica at international level).

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