Chelsea Football Club is an English professional football club based in Fulham, in the western parts of London. Founded in 1905, they play their home games at Stamford Bridge. The club competes in the Premier League, the top division of English football.
Rankings Chelsea all time top scorers with details across all competitions including the Premier League, FA Cup, EFL Cup, Community Shield, etc.
Chelsea’s greatest goal scorers from Legendary Frank Lampard to Bobby Tambling moving all round to African goal king Didier Drogba shows how consistent the blues become.
Major goal contributions from Frank Lampard helped Chelsea to claim major domestic as well as international trophies.
Chelsea is currently ranked amongst the best teams in European football with two UEFA Champions League titles, one UEFA Europa League and two UEFA Super Cups.
Chelsea FC all time top scorer
Who’s Chelsea’s all time top scorers? Who is regards as the greatest goal scorer at Chelsea in history?
English midfielder Frank Lampard is Chelsea’s all time top scorer with 211 in 648 appearances.
Lampard’s thirteen-year stay at the club, he contributions to the club’s success in the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, Europa League.
Although he did not finish as top scorer of any season, he finished as Premier League top assist provider three times in 2004–05, 2008–09 and 2009–10.
Frank was a modern-day 21st century player with lots of potentials that were fulfilled during his thirteen-year marriage at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea’s second top scorer Bobby Tambling initially held the record until it was broken by Lampard.
Chelsea FC is one of the big sides in the English Premier League that have produced top players that have gone on to emerge top scorers in different competitions.
In this article, we’ll highlight Chelsea’s all time top scorers across all competitions in history.
Ranking Chelsea all time top scorers
1. Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard is Chelsea’s all time top scorer in history with 211 goals across all competitions.
Lampard played thirteen seasons at Chelsea, helping the club win the Premier League, FA Cup, FA Community Shield, EFL Cup, Champions League and Europa League.
He’s one of the most creative and technically gifted box-to-box midfielders of his generation, leading Chelsea to domestic and European glory as captain.
Lampard is widely considered to be one of Chelsea’s greatest ever players.
The box to box midfielder is also one of the greatest midfielders of his generation.
Lampard holds the record the as only midfielder in the English Premier League with the most goals. He began his career at West Ham United.
Lampard moved to Chelsea for £11 million in June 2001 to begin a new chapter in his career.
His breakthrough at the club came one year later and was selected for the Premier League Player of the Month in September 2003.
In the 2004/05 Premier League season, Frank is was involved in all Chelsea’s Premier League games and scored 13 goals to help the club lift the title.
He scored important goals that led to Chelsea’s victory in critical games against Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton and Crystal Palace.
Finishing the season on high, Lampard quickly established himself as one of the most creative box to box midfielders of world football at the time.
He was involving in the club’s UEFA Champions League camping where he scored against big sides including Barcelona, Bayern Munich, etc.
The following season, he continues from where he stopped by scoring a record 16 career league goals in 2005–06.
Chelsea won the Premier League back to back as Lampard was hailed to be the “best player in the world” by manager José Mourinho’s.
In January 2007, Frank registered his first Chelsea hat-trick in an FA Cup third-round tie against Macclesfield Town.
In the 2009–10 Premier League season, Lampard scored 27 goals to help Chelsea lift the Premier League title as well as the FA Cup.
He led Chelsea as captain in the absence of John Terry in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich in 2012.
After the normal time ended on the stalemate, successfully converted his spot-kick to help Chelsea lift the UEFA Champions League.
At the end of the 2011–12 season, he was Chelsea’s top scorer with 16 goals in all competitions.
2. Bobby Tambling
Bobby Tambling is the second all time top scorer at Chelsea with 202 goals in all competition.
He was the club’s all time top scorer until Frank Lampard surpassed his score records with 211.
He remains Chelsea’s all-time top scorer in league competition with 164 goals.
Tambling impressively began his Chelsea career by scoring in his debut match against West Ham United.
Tambling became the club’s main striker and finished as the top scorer of the club in some seasons.
He scored goals for Chelsea that led to the clubs successful outing in the EFL Cup.
3. Kerry Dixon
Kerry Dixon is Chelsea’s third all time top scorer with 193 goals in all competitions.
He began his career at Chelsea with an immediate impact as he scored twice in the league game against Derby County.
He won the Second Division twice with Chelsea.
4. Didier Drogba
Nationality: Cote D’Ivoire
Didier Drogba is the fourth all time top scorer at Chelsea with 164 goals in all competitions.
The Ivorian international was one of the most influential players at the Stanford Bridge during his time at the club.
Drogba holds the record as the only foreign player with more goals at Chelsea and was named in the Chelsea team of the 2010–2020 decade.
He began his career with Le Mans, scoring twelve goals in 64 league appearances for the club.
At Olympique de Marseille, the Ivorian international finished as the third-highest goalscorer in the 2003–04 season with 19 goals.
He also helped the club reach the 2004 UEFA Cup Final. This performance led to Chelsea’s desire to bring the Ivorian to Stamford Bridge.
In his first season at Chelsea, Didier Drogba helped the club to win the English Premier League, the club first in 50 years.
He ended the season by scoring 16 goals.
In his second season, he supercharged his team to a commanding victory over Arsenal in the FA Community Shield, scoring two goals in the game.
Drogba’s consistently throughout the season helped Chelsea claim the English Premier League for two consecutive seasons.
Thus, the blues became only the second club to win back-to-back English titles in the Premier League era.
Didier Drogba scored over 16 goals for the season which were 12 goals in the Premier League campaign.
His third season was the main high point of his career at the club.
Drogba attained a personal scoring record of 33 goals in all competitions for Chelsea.
About 20 of these goals were in the Premier League campaign which saw him emerged Golden Boot winner at the end of the season award.
For the 2007/08 season, he continued with his excellent scoring form although he was hit by injuries at some point.
After consecutive seasons ended on a disappointing note, Drogba lifted the 2009–10 FA Community Shield by scoring during a shoot-out win over Manchester United.
After the victory over Man United, Drogba went on to score against Sunderland, Fulham, Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur toned the first two months of the season with five goals.
On 9 May, Drogba scored a hat-trick in an 8–0 win over Wigan Athletic to hand Chelsea the Premier League title and his third league crown with the club.
At the end of the season, he won the Golden Boot which became his second award. He scored 29 league goals.
Once again, Drogba scored a hat-trick against West Bromwich Albion in a 6–0 to start the 2010–11 Premier League season-high.
The Ivorian international scored his 100th Premier League goal for Chelsea in March 2012, becoming the first African player to achieve the goal tally.
To finished the season on high, Drogba saved Chelsea’s blushes in the 2012 Champions League final against Bayern Munich by scoria the equalizer.
He went on to score the winning penalty in the 4–3 penalty shootout as Chelsea lifted their first-ever UEFA Champions League title.
5. Roy Bentley
Roy Bentley is Chelsea’s joint fifth all time top scorer with 150 goals in all competition.
Bentley played a major role that led to Chelsea’s first-ever league title. He achieved this as captain of the side.
In 324 appearances for the London based club, the Englishman scored 130 goals for the club.
He was the leading goal scorer until he was surpassed by Frank Lampard, Tambling, Didier Drogba.
6. Peter Osgood
Peter Osgood is Chelsea’s joint fifth all time top scorer with 150 goals.
He made his debut for the club as a young player, but he quickly established himself to be a proper first-team player.
He was one of the early Chelsea greats that led to a successful outing in the European Cup Winners’ Cup 1971.
He also scored important goals for the club in almost the Competitions he played.
At Chelsea, Peter Osgood won the FA Cup in 1970 as well as the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1970–71 by scoring a goal in the replay against Spanish football giants Real Madrid.
7. Jimmy Greaves
Jimmy Greaves is Chelsea’s seventh all time top scorer with 132 goals.
He began his career with Chelsea in 1957 and spent four seasons at the club.
He was an instant success, scoring 22 goals in his first season and emerged as the club’s top scorer.
His second season with the Blues was an improvement from the previous campaign.
Jimmy Greaves won the First Division’s top scorer at the end of the 1958–59 season with 32 goals in 44 league games.
In his third season, he netted 29 goals in 40 league matches for Chelsea.
He scored over 13 hat-tricks for Chelsea. In the 1960–61 season, he scored a club record 41 goals in 40 league games and finished the campaign as the division’s top scorer.
8. George Mills
George Mills is Chelsea’s eighth all time top scorer with 123 goals in all competitions.
The Englishman helped Chelsea to achieve promotion to the First Division in his debut season.
He scored 14 goals in 20 games to help the club climb to return to the English top flight.
Mills holds the record as the first Chelsea player to score over 100 league goals.
9. Eden Hazard
Position: Winger, Attacking Midfielder
Eden Hazard is Chelsea’s ninth all time top scorer with 110 goals in all competitions.
Hazard joined Chelsea in 2012. He won the Europa League in his first season.
Two years later, the Belgian international helped Chelsea win the Premier League in the 2014–15 season.
Two years later, Hazard won his second Premier League title in the 2016–17 campaign.
He has handled an opportunity to play for his new club during the 2012 FA Community Shield against Manchester City but lost out on his potential first medal at the club following Chelsea’s loss.
In his first assignment, the former Lille of France breakthroughs provided an assist for Branislav Ivanović to score the club’s league opening goal against Wigan Athletic.
On August 25 2012, Hazard registered his first Premier League goal as a Chelsea player against Newcastle United.
In the 2014–15 season, Eden Hazard scored the only goal as Chelsea edge Londoners Crystal Palace to win the Premier League title and was voted as Chelsea’s Player of the Year for two consecutive seasons
After an season of struggling came to an end, Hazard scored in three consecutive Premier League games for Chelsea.
In his final season at Chelsea, Hazard found the back of the net in his first match of the league season against Newcastle United on 26 August 2018.
During the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League final win over rivals Arsenal, Hazard scores twice to mark his farewell on high.
The Belgian moved to Spanish football giants Real Madrid at the end of the season. He won two Premier League titles with Chelsea.
Eden Hazard also won the FA once, EFL Cup, UEFA Europa League two times.
Eden was an exceptional player that would not be forgotten in a hurry in Chelsea’s history.
His goal scoring abilities helped Chelsea achieved domestic and international trophies like the Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Europa League.
10. George Hilsdon
George Hilsdon is Chelsea 10th all time top scorer with 107 goals in all competitions.
The Englishman scored 27 goals which helped Chelsea’s promotion to the First Division.