Chelsea are one of the most decorated football clubs across the United Kingdom as well as Europe. Not only are they known for their flamboyance on the field but also to their off the field antics. In this article, we shall look at the top 5 goalscorers in Chelsea history.
Talking about Chelsea, the club was founded in 1905 and has a history of more than a century. The club has found a footing in English football in the last two decades or so. The London-based outfit slowly started to rise under the ownership of the Russian Roman Abrahmovic who splashed the cash to get quality players. His appointment of Jose Mourinho proved to be detrimental and acted as a catalyst in Chelsea’s success.
In the last decade, Chelsea have won everything. May it be the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League, FA Cup or Carabao Cup. They have everything to their name.
Ever since their foundation, there have been players who have scored in bulk for the team. There have been players who have scored huge and seem like the top-scorers for the team despite their short stay at the club. Let us look at the top 5 Goalscorers in Chelsea history.
Who are the Top 5 Goalscorers in Chelsea history?
#5) Peter Osgood
Peter Osgood started his career with Chelsea before making his move to Southampton and Norwich City. Though the English footballer is less known for his contribution in the latter clubs, he was a legend at Stamford Bridge. The forward had scored 150 goals in 380 games for the team.
Peter Osgood played in two spells for the Blues. He featured initially 1964 to 1974 and came back in 1978 to feature in one season for the Stamford Bridge outfit.
#4) Didier Drogba
One of the most faithful players in the history of Chelsea and Jose Mourinho’s best bet, Didier Drogba was known for his marksmanship on the turf. He was a key player in Chelsea’s Champions League triumph. He also won the Premier League title before retiring at Stamford Bridge. He had scored 164 goals in 381 appearances for the Premier League outfit.
#3) Kerry Dixon
Raising through the ranks of Chesham, Duncastle and Reading, Kerry Dixon made his move to Chelsea in 1983. Before making his move, he had made notable contributions to Reading FC with 116 appearances. The English international made a move to Chelsea and scored 147 goals for the outfit in 335 appearances.
#2) Bobby Tambling
The all-time goalscorer for the Blues for almost 47 years, Bobby Tambling had scored 202 goals for the Premier League outfit. However, Bobby Tambling still remains the all time highest goalscorer for Chelsea in the top-flight competitions only.
The former English international played as a centre-forward for Chelsea in the 1960s and early 1970s. The player hung up his boots and lived a great retirement life in Ireland. He also possesses the record of highest goalscorer in a single Premier League game.He was named in the club’s greatest XI to feature ever in the Premier League as well.
#1) Frank Lampard
The legend for the club and the former midfielder and manager, Frank Lampard was an absolute beast in the midfield for the Blues. During his tenure as a Chelsea player, he has won three Premier League titles, two Champions League titles along with some domestic cups. Not only was he a great reader of the game, but he also scored some spectacular goals that helped the team to win several accolades.
Frank Lampard has scored 211 goals for the London outfit in 648 games across all competitions. He has 147 Premier League goals along with 25 goals in Europe.