Individual scoring feats

Statistics correct to the end of the 2016/17 season


MOST GOALS IN A SEASON

43 Jimmy Greaves (pictured above) in 1960/61

 

MOST LEAGUE GOALS IN A SEASON

41 Jimmy Greaves in 1960/61

 

FASTEST RECORDED GOALS

12 seconds Keith Weller v Middlesbrough (h) League Cup, Oct 7, 1970 

Roberto Di Matteo scored the fastest ever FA Cup final goal at Wembley, 43 seconds v Middlesbrough May 17, 1997 (since superceded by Louis Saha – 25 seconds for Everton v Chelsea May 30 2009).

 

MOST PENALTIES IN A SEASON

13 Graham Roberts in 1988/89

 

MOST SUCCESSFUL 100% PENALTY TAKER

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 12 from 12

 

MOST COMPETITIONS SCORED IN A SEASON

Fernando Torres scored in a club record seven different competitions in 2012/13 – League, FA Cup, Champions League, Europa League, League Cup, Community Shield and FIFA Club World Cup. (previous best 5 by Andriy Shevchenko in 2006/07 – League, FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League and Community Shield).

 

FA CUP FACT

Peter Osgood scored in every round of our FA Cup success in 1970 – still the last time this has been achieved

 

MOST GOALS IN A MATCH

6 George Hilsdon v Worksop (h) FA Cup, Jan 11, 1908. Won 9-1

5 George Hilsdon v Glossop (h) Division 2, Sep 1, 1906. Won 9-2

5 Jimmy Greaves v Wolves (h) Division 1, Aug 30, 1958. Won 6-2

5 Jimmy Greaves v Preston (a) Division 1, Dec 19, 1959. Won 5-4

5 Jimmy Greaves v West Brom (h) Division 1, Dec 3, 1960. Won 7-1

5 Bobby Tambling v Aston Villa (a) Division 1, Sep 17, 1966. Won 6-2

5 Peter Osgood v Jeunesse Hautcharage (h) European Cup Winners Cup, Sep 29, 1971. Won 13-0

5 Gordon Durie v Walsall (a) Division 2, Feb 4, 1989. Won 7-0

 

BEST GOAL AVERAGE (AMONG LEADING SCORERS) 

Jimmy Greaves 0.78 goals per game.

 

BEST SCORING SEQUENCE

Roy Bentley: 9 in 8 consecutive First Division games, Sep – Oct 1952. (7 ones and a two)

Mark Stein: 9 in 7 consecutive Premier League games, Dec 1993 – Feb 1994. (5 ones and 2 twos)

George Mills: 8 in 7 consecutive First Division games, Apr – Sep 1936. (6 ones and a two)

Bobby Tambling: 12 in 6 consecutive Second Division games, Oct – Nov 1962. (2, 3, 1, 2, 2, 2)

Bob Whittingham: 6 in 6 consecutive Second Division games, Mar – Apr 1911. (6 ones)

Joe Payne: 6 in 6 consecutive First Division games, Apr – May 1939. (6 ones)

Jimmy Greaves: 6 in 6 consecutive First Division and FA Cup games, Jan – Feb 1959. (6 ones)

John Hollins: 6 in 6 consecutive First Division, Lge Cup and ECWC games. Aug-Sep 1971 (6 ones)

Frank Lampard scored 10 or more goals in 10 successive Premier League seasons from 2003/04 up to and including 2012/13 – a competition record.

 

YOUNGEST CENTURY

On completion of his hat-trick at home to Manchester City on Nov 19, 1960, Jimmy Greaves scored his 100th League goal for Chelsea, still before the age of 21. The youngest ever player to do so.


Top all-time scorers

1Frank Lampard 211
2Bobby Tambling 202
3Kerry Dixon 193
4Didier Drogba 164
5Roy Bentley 150
6Peter Osgood 150
7Jimmy Greaves 132
8George Mills 125
9George Hilsdon 108
10Barry Bridges 93