Analysis

Debut delight

Jorginho's coolly-taken penalty yesterday means the Blues now have more debut Premier League goalscorers than anyone else. 

The Italian international's goal on the stroke of half-time made him the 19th Chelsea player to have scored on their first appearance in the Premier League era. Three more - Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Juan Sebastian Veron and Loic Remy - scored on their league debut for the Blues having already notched in the English top flight. 

Jorginho follows in the footsteps of some of our greatest players of the past 25 years, including Tore Andre Flo, Juan Mata, Willian, Diego Costa and Pedro. Seven of the 19 scored off the bench, including Alvaro Morata on the opening day of last season and, perhaps most famously, George Weah against Tottenham at the start of the century. 

TOP 10: Debut goals

The full list is: 

Mick Harford15 August 1992Oldham (h) D 1-1
Gavin Peacock14 August 1993Blackburn (h) L 1-2
Paul Furlong20 August 1994Norwich (h) W 2-0
Paul Hughes18 January 1997 (sub)Derby (h) W 3-1
Tore Andre Flo9 August 1997 (sub)Coventry (a) L 2-3
George Weah12 January 2000 (sub)Tottenham (h) W 1-0
Mario Stanic19 August 2000West Ham (h) W 4-2
Boudewijn Zenden19 August 2001Newcastle United (h) D 1-1
Adrian Mutu23 August 2003Leicester (h) W 2-1
Claudio Pizarro12 August 2007Birmingham (h) W 3-2
Florent Malouda12 August 2007Birmingham (h) W 3-2
Deco17 August 2008Portsmouth (h) W 4-0
Juan Mata27 August 2011 (sub)Norwich (h) W 3-1
Willian6 October 2013 (sub)Norwich (a) W 3-1
Diego Costa18 August 2014Burnley (a) W 3-1
Pedro23 August 2015West Brom (a) W 3-2
Pato2 April 2016 (sub)Aston Villa (a) W 4-0
Alvaro Morata12 August 2017 (sub)Burnley (h) L 2-3
Jorginho11 August 2018Huddersfield (a) W 3-0

In converting his spot-kick, Jorginho became the eighth player to have scored a penalty on his Premier League debut. The other Chelsea player in that list is Pato. Having scored two league goals in his four-and-a-half seasons at Napoli, Jorginho will now be aiming to improve his Premier League tally over the next 37 games.

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