Cole Palmer Joins Lampard in List of Chelsea Players Who Scored 4 Goals in a Premier League Match

Cole Palmer Joins Lampard in List of Chelsea Players Who Scored 4 Goals in a Premier League Match

Joel Reyes
April 16, 2024 at 8:22 AM
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  • Cole Palmer became the latest Chelsea player to score four goals in a Premier League game
  • He joined Gianluca Vialli, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, and Frank Lampard in the exclusive list
  • Lampard is the only Blues player to accomplish this feat twice in the Premier League

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Cole Palmer is him.

The 21-year-old made history on Monday night, becoming the fourth Chelsea player to score four goals in a single Premier League match.

Sports Brief looks at the members of this exclusive list.

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Cole Palmer holds the match ball after scoring another hat-trick in the game vs. Everton; Frank Lampard in action for the Blues. Images: Darren Walsh/ Shaun Botterill.
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Chelsea's four-goal heroes in Premier League

1. Gianluca Vialli (August 1997)

The late great made history in August 1997, becoming the first Chelsea player to record four goals in a Premier League match.

The Italian star accomplished the feat in the 6-0 win against Barnsley on the road. He opened his account in the 43rd minute, scoring a goal from a Dan Petrescu assist.

The goals kept on coming in the second half for Vialli, who found the back of the net in the 57th and 64th minutes to complete his hat-trick.

He added another goal in the 82nd minute to complete the rout for the Blues and etch his name in the club's record books.

2. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (October 2000)

The Dutch striker became the second Blues player to score four goals in a Premier League match, achieving the feat in Chelsea's 6-1 win over Coventry City in October 2000.

He wreaked havoc against the Coventry defence once they were down to 10 men. Chris Kirkland was sent off for fouling the Chelsea forward inside the box.

Hasselbaink converted the ensuing penalty in the 22nd minute to give the London club a 1-0 lead, per The Guardian. He doubled his tally in the 42nd minute, hitting a low-angled drive past Alan Miller.

He completed his hat-trick in the 52nd minute, scoring an easy tap-in after Gianfranco Zola's shot was saved by Miller. His fourth and final goal came just before the hour mark after some nice build-up play from Mario Melchiot and Tore Andre Flo.

3. Frank Lampard (March 2008 and March 2010)

Lampard became the third Chelsea player to record a quartet in a Premier League match, accomplishing the feat in the Blues' 6-1 win over Derby County in March 2008.

He opened the scoring with a penalty in the 28th minute before adding three more goals in the second half to complete the Blues' rout.

The Englishman made history two years later, becoming the first Chelsea player to score four goals in a Premier League match twice.

He replicated the feat in the game against Aston Villa, which Chelsea won 7-1 in March 2010. He opened the scoring in the 15th minute, diverting Florent Malouda's cross at the far post into the back of the net.

He then scored a pair of penalties in the 44th and 62nd minutes to complete his hat-trick. He wasn't done scoring as he added another strike in second-half stoppage time.

4. Cole Palmer (April 2024)

Palmer can't stop scoring goals at Stamford Bridge. He followed up his hat-trick against Manchester United with a four-goal performance against Everton on Monday night.

Three of his goals came inside the first 29 minutes as the Blues cruised to the easy win. He curled in a wonderful strike into the bottom corner to open the scoring for Chelsea in the 13th minute.

Palmer doubled his tally just five minutes later, scoring a header off a rebound. He recorded his second career hat-trick just before the half-hour mark, lobbing Jordan Pickford from 40 yards out.

His fourth goal was controversial, as Nicolas Jackson and Noni Madueke tried to steal penalty duties away from him before the attempt.

Palmer decided to take the spot kick himself, converting his ninth penalty of the season in the 6-0 win.

Palmer grabs share of Golden Boot lead

Sports Brief recently reported on the Premier League's top scorers.

Palmer grabbed a share of the Golden Boot lead after his Everton heroics.

The Chelsea star and Erling Haaland have each scored 20 goals in the English top flight this season.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.
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