Scoring a hat-trick is perhaps the ultimate for any goalscorer, and the Premier League has seen some brilliant trebles throughout its long and enthralling history.
The current Premier League season has already seen eight different players take home the match-ball, but which clubs have had the most hat-trick scorers in the entire history of the division?
Here are the five clubs with the most hat-tricks in Premier League history:
Manchester City – 26
Manchester City have recorded the joint-fourth highest amount of Premier League hat-tricks, including three this season with Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero all claiming trebles.
The presence of the latter at the Etihad has contributed to City’s tally in particular, with no player in the history of the Premier League having registered more than Aguero’s 12 hat-tricks.
The Argentine’s treble against Aston Villa earlier this season saw him eclipse Alan Shearer’s landmark, in a fixture which also saw the prolific forward become the league’s highest-scoring foreign player.
City’s first hat-trick in the rebranded division remarkably didn’t come until after the turn of the millennium, Paulo Wanchope scoring three times in a 4-2 victory over Sunderland in 2000.
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Chelsea – 26
Chelsea sit level with City on 26 top flight trebles, their most recent being Christian Pulisic’s perfect hat-trick to open his account for the club against Burnley earlier this season.
Pulisic’s perfect performance at Turf Moor was one of two hat-tricks for the west London outfit this term, Tammy Abraham having also claimed the first match-ball of his Premier League career against Wolves in September.
Amongst the club’s most memorable trebles include Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s perfect hat-trick against London rivals Tottenham, and Didier Drogba’s three-goal haul in a thrashing of Wigan to secure the Premier League title in 2010.
Manchester United – 33
Only two sides have ever managed more Premier League hat-tricks than Manchester United, who owe some of their most memorable moments in the division to individual displays of brilliance.
Andrei Kanchelskis scored the Red Devils’ first top-flight treble in a 5-0 destruction of neighbours Manchester City, whilst United are the only club to have seen two players score five times in a Premier League fixture, Andy Cole and Dimitar Berbatov achieving the feat against Ipswich and Blackburn respectively.
The latter is also responsible for arguably United’s greatest ever Premier League hat-trick, scoring three times – including a brilliant overhead kick – in a thrilling 3-2 victory over arch-rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford.
Anthony Martial scored United’s latest hat-trick with an impressive treble versus Sheffield United, the 20-time league champions first hat-trick since Robin Van Persie’s against Aston Villa in Alex Ferguson’s last season in charge.
Liverpool – 39
No side has ever managed more Premier League hat-tricks than Liverpool, whose 39 trebles is the joint-most of any side in the history of the division.
The Merseyside club’s first hat-trick was scored by Mark Walters in the Premier League’s inaugural season, with their most recent Roberto Firmino’s virtuoso display against Arsenal in December 2018.
Amongst the club’s greatest top-flight trebles include Robbie Fowler’s four-minute blitz of Arsenal and Steven Gerrard’s Merseyside derby salvo, whilst Luis Suarez also became the first player in the league’s history to score three hat-tricks against the same opposition – the Uruguayan proving the scourge of Norwich City during his time in English football.
Arsenal – 39
Does any side have a greater history of Premier League hat-tricks than Arsenal?
Whether it be Bergkamp’s brilliance at Leicester or Kanu’s incredible hat-trick at Stamford Bridge, or the sight of both Thierry Henry and Andrei Arshavin taking on Liverpool seemingly on their own.
The aforementioned Henry leads the way for the Gunners having claimed eight Premier League match-balls – a figure bettered by only Sergio Aguero, Alan Shearer and Robbie Fowler in the division’s history – whilst former favourite Ian Wright also scored five trebles for the north London side.
Arsenal are also one of just two clubs, alongside Leicester, to have two players score a hat-trick in the same fixture, after both Robert Pires and Jermaine Pennant scored trebles in a 6-0 victory over Southampton in 2003.