Matheus Cunha produced an unforgettable individual performance as the Wolves forward scored a hat-trick in his side’s 4-2 win at Chelsea.
The Brazilian continued his electric form with a treble in West London, becoming just the second Wolves player to score a Premier League hat-trick and only the fourth opposition player to net three times at Stamford Bridge.
We’ve remembered the four visiting players to score a Premier League hat-trick at Chelsea.
Kanu – Arsenal (1999)
‘Kanu believe it!’
One of the most memorable hat-tricks in Premier League history, Kanu’s treble transformed a thrilling London Derby at Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal looked to be heading towards defeat at their cross-capital neighbours, as Chelsea took a two-goal lead. Tore Andre Flo headed Chelsea in front before half-time, before a second header from Dan Petrescu doubled the Blues’ advantage.
Kanu turned the game around for the Gunners late on, however, as Chelsea collapsed. The Nigerian scored three times inside the final 15 minutes, including a 90th-minute winner, to seal an astonishing Arsenal win.
— Premier League (@premierleague) October 23, 2019
His third goal arrived fantastically, as the forward sidestepped a challenge from Chelsea goalkeeper Ed de Goey near the byline, before bending in a brilliant finish from an acute angle.
Robin van Persie – Arsenal (2011)
Robin van Persie became the second Premier League player to score a hat-trick at Chelsea, in another Arsenal win against their London rivals.
Arsenal won an enthralling encounter 5-3 at Stamford Bridge, with Van Persie scoring twice late on to decide an end-to-end contest. Chelsea had twice led through goals from Frank Lampard and John Terry, but Van Persie’s first and further goals from Andre Santos and Theo Walcott gave the Gunners a 3-2 lead.
14′ Lampard ⚽️
36′ Van Persie ⚽️
45′ Terry ⚽️
49′ Andre Santos ⚽️
55′ Walcott ⚽️
80′ Mata ⚽️
85′ Van Persie ⚽️
90+2′ Van Persie ⚽️@Arsenal overcame Chelsea in one of the most entertaining #PL matches 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 #OnThisDay in 2011 🤯 pic.twitter.com/cPDB9Om8pR
— Premier League (@premierleague) October 29, 2020
Juan Mata equalised for Chelsea to make it six goals evenly shared before Terry’s slip allowed Van Persie to round Petr Cech and score a fourth for the visitors. In stoppage time, Van Persie broke away and blasted in his hat-trick goal to seal the win for Arsenal.
Sergio Aguero – Manchester City (2016)
Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City punished 10-man Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in 2016.
Chelsea were enduring a miserable defence of the Premier League title and sat 10th in the table, with Manchester City earning a comfortable 3-0 win to boost their own Champions League hopes. Aguero scored his first after being set up by former Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, before scoring a second to cap a clinical counter-attack from the visitors.
Chelsea’s night went from bad to worse as Thibaut Courtois was sent off for bringing down Fernandinho and Aguero stepped up to convert the resulting spot-kick and complete his treble.
Matheus Cunha – Wolves (2024)
Matheus Cunha’s hat-trick stunned Chelsea and piled the pressure on the under-performing Blues and manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Wolves came from behind to earn a 4-2 win at Stamford Bridge with the in-form Cunha the star of the show, scoring a deflected first to cancel out Cole Palmer’s opener for the home side. Cunha’s second arrived just after the hour as he slammed in from Pedro Neto’s cut-back to score his eighth Premier League goal of the campaign.
Hat-trick at Stamford Bridge for Matheus Cunha 👏 pic.twitter.com/RRDZujmXeK
— Professional Footballers’ Association (@PFA) February 4, 2024
His ninth arrived before the full-time whistle, as Cunha won and then converted a spot-kick to become only the second Wolves player to score a Premier League hat-trick and the sixth Brazilian to do so.