Many players have had a tendency of scoring hat-tricks and the Premier League has been a platform for some of them.
While it’s a feat that has regularly been achieved by some of the best finishers, scoring three or more goals in two consecutive games has not been something everyone has done in the Premier League.
We take a look at the five players to have achieved that feat in the Premier League era.
- Les Ferdinand
Les Ferdinand became the first player to achieve the feat during the 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. 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.
- Ian Wright
Having troubled the Premier League defences in the 1990s. Wright became the second player to score a double treble, netting consecutive hat-tricks for Arsenal against Ipswich and Southampton in March 1994.
His first came in a 5-1 thrashing of Ipswich at Portman Road before repeating the same feat in Arsenal’s next league fixture at Southampton, where they emerged 4-0 winners.
- Didier Drogba
It took almost two decades before a player joined Ferdinand and Wright in scoring successive Premier League hat-tricks. The Ivorian had been in some form for Chelsea with his trebles happening 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; his first hat-trick helping manager Carlo Ancelotti to the Premier League title.
- Wayne Rooney
The name Wayne Rooney will forever be in the books of English football. The current Derby County manager made 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 United’s historic 8-2 win over Arsenal. He was to follow the game with a hattrick against Bolton in a 5-0 win. 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.
- Harry Kane
Harry Kane has grown from leas and bounds and is currently being considered as one of the best finishers in the world.
A Spurs boy, the England captain became the fifth player to score consecutive hat-tricks during a phenomenal charge towards a second Premier League Golden Boot in 2016/17.
Kane first scored four times in a 6-1 thrashing of reigning champions Leicester at the King Power Stadium before his sensational form continued with a final day treble as Spurs hit seven at relegated Hull City.
He was to finish as the Premier League-leading scorer for a second successive season, his 29 goals in 30 appearances the best goal-per-game ratio of any Golden Boot winner.