Chelsea’s seven-goal Premier League hauls

The 7-0 thumping of Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday marked the sixth time Chelsea have netted seven or more goals in a Premier League match. Here’s a look back at the previous times we have reached that rarefied mark...

Chelsea 7-2 Sunderland – Jan 2010

There were questions about how Chelsea would manage in attack with Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou away at the Africa Cup of Nations but we responded with a smashing performance in our first league game of 2010.

Nicolas Anelka broke the deadlock after eight minutes as we cut loose against the Black Cats with Florent Malouda, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard and Michael Ballack also finding the net as we went five goals up by the 52nd minute.

Sunderland managed consolation goals from Boudewijn Zenden and Darren Bent but both Anelka and Lampard added their second goals as the Blues netted seven goals in a top-flight match for the first time since a 7-1 win over West Bromwich Albion in 1960.

Chelsea 7-1 Aston Villa – Mar 2010

After not scoring seven goals in a top-flight game for 50 years, Chelsea repeated the feat just two months later.

Aston Villa were unbeaten in 11 league games and in the hunt for a top-four place when they arrived at the Bridge and after conceding the opener to Lampard after 15 minutes, they looked to be right in the game when John Carew equalised just before the half-hour.

However, Lampard restored our lead with a penalty just before half-time and got two more in the second half for his second four-goal performance for the Blues, while Malouda netted twice and Kalou bagged another to seal a stunning 7-1 win.

Chelsea 7-0 Stoke City – April 2010

Facing a must-win match against a tricky Stoke City side to ensure we remained ahead of Manchester United in the title race, Chelsea produced another excellent display to see off the Potters.

The hero this time was Kalou, who was brilliantly set up by Drogba for the opener after 24 minutes and then netted two more, either side of a Lampard penalty, for his only Chelsea hat-trick.

Lampard produced a brilliant volley with the outside of his right boot for his second and Chelsea’s fifth before late goals by Daniel Sturridge and Malouda made it 7-0.

Chelsea 8-0 Wigan Athletic – May 2010

After winning 7-2, 7-1 and 7-0, the Blues saved the best for last in our final game of the season against Wigan as we recorded our biggest ever top-flight triumph to seal the league title.

Anelka calmed any nerves with a sixth-minute opener and Lampard added a second with a penalty before the floodgates opened in the second half as Anelka netted his second and Kalou and Cole each notched one while Drogba bagged a hat-trick to claim the league’s Golden Boot amid raucous celebrations at the Bridge.

Chelsea 8-0 Aston Villa – December 2012

After losing 3-1 at home to Villa on New Year’s Eve in 2011, Chelsea exacted revenge with another eight-goal haul just before Christmas 12 month later.

Fernando Torres started things off with a header after three minutes before a free-kick by David Luiz and a header by Branislav Ivanovic put us three up at half-time.

The Blues continued to press forward in the second half with Lampard, Ramires, Oscar and Eden Hazard adding their names to the scoresheet before Ramires got his second in stoppage time to round off a cracking Christmas treat for Blues fans.

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