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Double celebration – Chelsea’s birthday scorers

Mason Mount had added reason for celebration on his 22nd birthday on Sunday as he opened the scoring in Chelsea’s 4-0 victory over Morecambe in the third round of the FA Cup.

In finding the net from 25 yards at Stamford Bridge against the League Two side, the England midfielder joined these other Chelsea players who in recent times have marked their special days with goals for the Blues

John Spencer 1995

John Spencer had a day to remember on 11 September 1995 when he marked his 25th birthday with a brace for Chelsea in a Premier League derby victory over West Ham United at Upton Park.

The Scot netted our second goal in the 33rd minute, finding the bottom corner with a sweetly struck effort from long range.

He required heavy bandaging on his head after a clash with Julian Dicks shortly afterwards but stayed on the pitch and was set up by Ruud Gullit to fire in his second of the game late on to seal a 3-1 victory.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 2004

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink went one better than Spencer when he bagged a hat-trick on his 32nd birthday on 27 March 2004 despite not starting in our Premier League match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Bridge.

The Dutchman was introduced as a substitute on the hour, three minutes after Wolves had taken a 2-1 lead and after Frank Lampard had levelled the score, he proceeded to run riot against the visitors.

He put the Blues ahead with a trademark piledriver from 20 yards in the 77th minute, finished clinically after he had been sent clear by Damien Duff 10 minutes later and completed his treble in stoppage time after breaching Wolves’ offside trap to round off a 5-2 victory.

Pedro 2018

It may not have been a competitive game but Pedro was able to mark his 31st birthday with a goal for Chelsea in our pre-season match against Inter Milan on 28 July 2018.

Having scored in our pre-season opener against Perth Glory in Australia five days earlier, the Spaniard was again on target when we met the Italian side in an International Champions Cup game in Nice.

He found himself in the right spot after the Inter keeper had parried an attempt by Alvaro Morata to tuck the ball into the unguarded net to give us the lead in a 1-1 draw at the Allianz Riviera.

Tammy Abraham 2019

Mount is the second Chelsea player in as many seasons to celebrate his 22nd birthday with a goal after Tammy Abraham did so on 2 October 2019 in our Champions League match at Lille.

Rather aptly, the England striker opened the scoring after 22 minutes, when he was picked out unmarked in the box by Fikayo Tomori’s incisive pass and kept his composure to fire in his first-ever Champions League goal.

The French side levelled before half-time but Willian’s second-half winner ensured the Blues returned home with the points after a 2-1 victory.

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