Wayne Rooney scores a hat-trick in the famous 8-2 win over Arsenal in 2011
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Double Trebles: The five players to score consecutive Premier League hat tricks

Scoring a hat-trick is one of the ultimates for any Premier League player and throughout the division’s history more than 200 notable names have achieved the feat, scoring three times in a fixture to collect the goalscoring souvenir of a match ball.

Amongst those hat-trick heroes include some of the most iconic names in Premier League history and whilst many have scored trebles on multiple occasions, only a very exclusive group have achieved the feat in consecutive fixtures.

We’ve decided to look back at the star strikers to have completed a double treble, here are the five players to score consecutive Premier League hat-tricks:

Les Ferdinand

Les Ferdinand became the first player to achieve the feat during then Premier League’s inaugural season, remarkably scoring back-to-back trebles in the space of just three days for Queens Park Rangers.

His first hat-trick came during a thrilling 4-3 victory over Nottingham Forest in April 1993, QPR coming back from 1-0 and 3-2 down in a topsy-turvy clash to secure three points in stunning style.

Ferdinand’s first came as he raced onto a long pass before lifting the ball over Mark Crossley, before rounding the goalkeeper for his second of the game to bring the scores level at 3-3.

The forward netted a dramatic winner just three minutes later as he stooped to head home Andy Sinton’s cross and claim the match ball, before becoming the first player in history to score multiple Premier League hat-tricks just 48 hours later.

Everton were the victims of Ferdinand’s fine finishing as QPR edged another pulsating clash, winning 5-3 at Goodison Park courtesy of the forward’s treble and further goals from Andy Impey and David Bardsley.

Ferdinand finished the season with 20 league goals, finishing as runner-up to Teddy Sheringham for the Premier League’s Golden Boot.

See also – Remembering the top five goalscorers from the inaugural 92/93 Premier League season

Ian Wright

Ian Wright was amongst the Premier League’s leading marksman throughout the nineties and became the second player to score a double treble, netting consecutive hat-tricks for Arsenal against Ipswich and Southampton in March 1994.

Wright’s first treble came as part of a 5-1 thrashing of Ipswich at Portman Road, his first a fine finish from a narrow angle before dispatching a penalty in emphatic fashion to double his tally.

The Gunners’ goalscorer then beat the offside trap to calmly complete his hat-trick, in a clash which featured comical own goals from both sides.

Wright was again at his clinical best in Arsenal’s next league fixture at Southampton, rifling home another treble to help the north London side to a 4-0 victory.

His first came with a brilliant diving header before he doubled Arsenal’s advantage with an instinctive volley, completing his second successive treble from the penalty spot in a convincing win for the visitors.

Wright’s became the first player to score consecutive hat-tricks in away fixtures, whilst his treble was one of five Premier League hat-tricks he scored during his career.

Didier Drogba

It was almost two decades before a player joined Ferdinand and Wright in scoring successive Premier League hat-tricks, Didier Drogba netting successive doubles during a glittering period for Chelsea.

The Ivorian’s trebles are unique in that they occurred in two separate seasons, ending the 2009/10 campaign with a hat-trick against Wigan before opening the following season with another against West Bromwich Albion.

Drogba’s first hat-trick helped the Blues to an emphatic 8-0 victory at Stamford Bridge in a fixture that secured Carlo Ancelotti’s side the title, their talisman capping a remarkable season in which he claimed the Premier League’s Golden Boot and won a domestic double.

The forward finished the season with 37 goals in all competitions, as Chelsea became the first side in Premier League history to score over a century of goals in a league season.

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Drogba then began the following season in a similar vein as West Brom were hammered 6-0 in the capital, the former Ivory Coast international remaining one of just nine players to have scored an opening weekend treble.

See also – Golazo Merchants: Chelsea’s beast of a striker, Didier Drogba

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney became the fourth player to join this list after enjoying a prolific start to the 2011/12 campaign for Manchester United, scoring nine goals in the opening five fixtures of the season including back-to-back trebles.

The first came in one of the most iconic results in Premier League history as Sir Alex Ferguson’s side thrashed Arsenal 8-2 at Old Trafford, a ruthless dismantling of their historical rivals with Rooney at the heart of their success.

The England international scored two stunning free-kicks before completing his hat-trick from the penalty spot, with Danny Welbeck, Ashley Young, Nani and Ji-Sung Park also amongst the scorers in an unforgettable clash.

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Rooney followed up that treble by scoring three times in a 5-0 win at Bolton, twice turning in from close range before a classy first-time finish completed his hat-trick.

Rooney finished the season having scored a career-best 27 league goals, finishing as runner-up for the Golden Boot to Arsenal’s Robin van Persie.

See also – Eight moments that defined Arsenal and Man United’s classic rivalry

Harry Kane

Tottenham forward Harry Kane became the fifth player to score consecutive hat-tricks during a phenomenal charge towards a second Premier League Golden Boot in 2016/17.

The north London side ended the season with back-to-back away victories at Leicester and Hull, Kane starring to score seven goals and claim successive match balls.

Kane first scored four times in a 6-1 thrashing of reigning champions Leicester at the King Power Stadium, turning in Son Heung-Min’s pass for the opening goal of the game before heading home a second.

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Two rifled finishes from just outside the penalty area completed his four-goal haul, before his sensational form continued with a final day treble as Spurs hit seven at relegated Hull City.

Kane’s exhibition of finishing made it four Premier League hat-tricks since the turn of the New Year and saw him finish as the division’s leading scorer for a second successive season, his 29 goals in 30 appearances the best goal-per-game ratio of any Golden Boot winner.

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