Chelsea top scorers against the Big Six: Shock name in second sums up clear problem

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Eden Hazard is obviously the top Chelsea scorer in Premier League games against the Big Six, but an unexpected name in second sums up their striker problems.

From the obvious Eden Hazard to the slightly more obscure Alex and Ross Barkley, here is every player to have scored for Chelsea in Premier League matches against Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham since the start of the 2010/11 season – the first in which they comprised the top six.

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We have even broken it down into goals against each opponent before confirming the overall totals. These numbers are accurate as of the last Chelsea game versus a Big Six side (1-4 v Man Utd on May 25, 2023).


v Arsenal
Eden Hazard (4)

Marcos Alonso, Juan Mata (3)

Tammy Abraham, Cesar Azpilicueta, Diego Costa, Jorginho, Frank Lampard, Oscar (2)

Alex, Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto’o, Cesc Fabregas, Branislav Ivanovic, Reece James, Romelu Lukaku, Noni Madueke, Alvaro Morata, Pedro, Mo Salah, Andre Schurrle, John Terry, Fernando Torres, Timo Werner, Kurt Zouma (1)


v Liverpool
Eden Hazard (4)

Diego Costa, Olivier Giroud, Christian Pulisic, Ramires, John Terry, Willian (2)

Tammy Abraham, Demba Ba, Gary Cahill, Samuel Eto’o, Kai Havertz, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, David Luiz, Mason Mount, Oscar, Daniel Sturridge (1)


v Manchester City
Eden Hazard (3)

N’Golo Kante, David Luiz, Andre Schurrle, Willian (2)

Marcos Alonso, Gary Cahill, Diego Costa, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Branislav Ivanovic, Frank Lampard, Raul Meireles, Christian Pulisic, Ramires, Loic Remy, Fernando Torres, Hakim Ziyech (1)

Chelsea Man City F365 Credit: Alamy
Chelsea Man City F365 Credit: Alamy


v Manchester United
Samuel Eto’o, Juan Mata (3)

Marcos Alonso, Eden Hazard, Jorginho, Frank Lampard, David Luiz (2)

Ross Barkley, Gary Cahill, Diego Costa, Didier Drogba, Joao Felix, N’Golo Kante, Alvaro Morata, Pedro, Ramires, Antonio Rudiger, Fernando Torres, Willian (1)


v Tottenham
Eden Hazard (4)

Marcos Alonso (3)

Demba Ba, Gary Cahill, Didier Drogba, Olivier Giroud, Juan Mata, Pedro, Thiago Silva, Daniel Sturridge, John Terry, Willian (2)

Diego Costa, Samuel Eto’o, Reece James, Jorginho, Salomon Kalou, N’Golo Kante, Kalidou Koulibaly, Frank Lampard, Alvaro Morata, Victor Moses, Oscar, Ramires, Loic Remy, Antonio Rudiger, Hakim Ziyech (1)


Total (current players in italics)
Eden Hazard (17)

Marcos Alonso (9)

Juan Mata (8)

Diego Costa, Willian (7)

Samuel Eto’o, Frank Lampard (6)

Gary Cahill, JorginhoN’Golo Kante, David Luiz, Ramires, John Terry (5)

Didier Drogba, Olivier Giroud, Oscar (4)

Tammy Abraham, Demba Ba, Alvaro Morata, Pedro, Christian Pulisic, Andre Schurrle, Daniel Sturridge, Fernando Torres (3)

Cesar Azpilicueta, Branislav Ivanovic, Reece James, Loic Remy, Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Hakim Ziyech (2)

Alex, Ross Barkley, Cesc Fabregas, Joao FelixKai Havertz, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Salomon Kalou, Kalidou KoulibalyMateo Kovacic, Romelu Lukaku, Noni Madueke, Raul Meireles, Victor Moses, Mason Mount, Mo Salah, Timo Werner, Kurt Zouma (1)

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