It’s been a breathless start to the new Premier League season with goals flying in across the division, last weekend’s action seeing more goals scored than on any other matchday in the league’s history.
Already we’ve seen three players claim a match ball with Mohamed Salah, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Son Heung-Min all scoring hat-tricks over the opening two weekends, and football fans will hope the exciting and attacking action continues throughout the course of the campaign.
Whether the goals continue to flow at the current rate remains to be seen, but with three hat-tricks already we’ve decided to look back at the treble scorers from last season.
Here is every Premier League hat-trick from the 2019/20 campaign:
Raheem Sterling v West Ham (10th August 2019)
Raheem Sterling opened the new season in stunning style with a clinical hat-trick as Manchester City thrashed West Ham at the London Stadium, becoming just the eighth player to score a treble on the division’s opening weekend.
Sterling’s first came after being found in space by Kevin De Bruyne, before finishing superbly over the goalkeeper for his second after Riyad Mahrez clipped a pinpoint delivery over the West Ham defence.
Sterling then completed his hat-trick after being played through on goal by Mahrez once more, the England international ensuring the defending champions got up and running for the new season in style in the capital.
Teemu Pukki v Newcastle (17th August 2019)
Rewind to the early weeks of last season and there was a Pukki party happening in Norwich, the form of the Finland international raising hopes that the newly-promoted Canaries could thrive at the highest level.
Pukki was named as August’s Player of the Month following a prolific start to the campaign for Daniel Farke’s side, scoring a consolation in defeat to Liverpool before firing a superb hat-trick to earn Norwich their first win of the season against Newcastle.
His first came in stunning style with a sweetly struck volley from just inside the penalty area, before cutting inside and firing home a low finish to double his tally and Norwich’s lead.
Pukki put the game beyond doubt with another well-taken effort, though his 11 league goals for the campaign were not enough to prevent Norwich slipping back into the Championship.
Tammy Abraham v Wolves (14th September 2019)
Amongst the highlights of Frank Lampard’s debut season as Chelsea manager was the impact of several academy graduates at Stamford Bridge, the club legend handing opportunities to a series of prospects.
Lampard’s faith in youth was rewarded in fine style with an impressive victory at Wolves in September, with all five goals scored by young players making notable contributions in the Chelsea first-team.
Key to the three points was a hat-trick from Tammy Abraham who showed he is more than ready for the Premier League with a ruthless display of finishing, the youngster’s development during three spells on loan evident as he put Wolves to the sword at Molineux.
Abraham also found himself on the scoresheet at the wrong end during an entertaining 5-2 victory for the west London side, his first Premier League hat-trick coming alongside goals from fellow academy graduates in Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount.
Bernardo Silva v Watford (21st September 2019)
Watford travelled to Manchester City in late September still suffering nightmares following their FA Cup final hiding to the domestic treble winners, but their fortunes only worsened during a chastening afternoon at the Etihad.
The Hornets found themselves five goals down inside the opening 18 minutes on a humiliating day against Pep Guardiola’s rampant side, City finishing the clash with eight goals to record the biggest home victory of the 2019/20 Premier League season.
Bernardo Silva helped himself to a close-range hat-trick in what was City’s biggest ever top-flight win, whilst the 8-0 scoreline is the heaviest defeat Watford have ever suffered in the top four tiers of English football.
Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy v Southampton (25th October 2019)
Just over a month later and City’s huge victory was eclipsed on a history-making day for Leicester, the Foxes recording the biggest away victory in Premier League history and levelling the largest ever winning margin by thrashing Southampton 9-0 at St Mary’s.
Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy both helped themselves to hat-tricks on an evening of relentless misery for the Saints, becoming only the second pair of teammates to score trebles in the same Premier League fixture, matching the achievement of Arsenal pair Robert Pires and Jermaine Pennant -incidentally also against Southampton almost two decades earlier.
Ryan Bertrand’s early red card for Southampton helped open the floodgates on a rain-soaked evening on the South Coast, Leicester continuing their fine start to the season by running riot at St Mary’s.
It was a memorable night for both Perez and Vardy and a record-breaking fixture for Leicester, setting a new landmark for the biggest ever away win in a top-flight fixture in the 131-year history of the Football League.
Christian Pulisic v Burnley (26th October 2019)
Chelsea were unable to make major acquisitions in the summer given a FIFA-imposed transfer ban, but the arrival of Christian Pulisic – signed in January before linking up with the side in the summer – at least offered the Blues’ fans something to get excited about.
The US international initially took time to settle at Stamford Bridge before bursting into life at Burnley in October, scoring his first goals in English football with a hat-trick at Turf Moor.
It was a timely reminder of the youngster’s qualities as he hit a perfect hat-trick against the Clarets, opening the scoring with his left foot after dispossessing Matt Lowton before capping another surging run with a right-footed second.
The former Borussia Dortmund star then headed home his third from Mason Mount’s in-swinging cross, announcing his arrival in the Premier League in some style.
Sergio Aguero v Aston Villa (12th January 2020)
The first Premier League hat-trick of the New Year came via a familiar face as Sergio Aguero hit three in Manchester City’s big win at Aston Villa, the Argentine claiming his first match ball of the season as Guardiola’s outfit won 6-1 at Villa Park.
Aguero’s haul saw him eclipse Thierry Henry as the highest-scoring non-English player in Premier League history and move to fourth overall, whilst he also set a new landmark for most hat-tricks after moving past Alan Shearer with his 12th treble since moving to English football.
It was yet another landmark moment for a player who has delivered with consistent excellence since arriving at the Etihad from Atletico Madrid, Aguero rightfully regarded amongst the finest finishers in the history of the division.
Anthony Martial v Sheffield United (24th June 2020)
After a three-month hiatus to the season amid the breakout of the coronavirus pandemic, Premier League football returned in the summer months with Anthony Martial netting the first treble after the division’s restart.
Ole Gunnar Solsksjaer’s side had looked a team reborn following the winter window signing of Bruno Fernandes and stated their case for a top four finish by thrashing high-flying Sheffield United at Old Trafford, the Frenchman hitting his first senior hat-trick.
His first two finishes were instinctive first-time efforts, before a delightful dinked effort to claim the match ball.
It capped a fine display from the forward who enjoyed a career-best season after being deployed in his favoured central attacking role, Martial’s hat-trick – somewhat incredibly – the first scored by a United player in the Premier League for more than seven years, Robin van Persie’s title-clinching treble against Aston Villa in 2013 the last time a Red Devils player claimed the match ball.
Michail Antonio v Norwich (11th July 2020)
West Ham looked in serious danger of suffering an ignominious relegation last season, only for a devastating purple patch from Michail Antonio to fire the club to safety.
Antonio was utilised as a central forward by David Moyes and it proved an inspired move for the Hammers, the star scoring eight goals over the final seven league fixtures of the season to ensure safety for another season at least.
Amongst that haul came a sensational individual display against Norwich at Carrow Road, the Canaries unable to live with the pace and power of Antonio as he struck four times to relegate the home side.
Antonio volleyed home a first from close-range before heading home Mark Noble’s free-kick to double his tally, completing his hat-trick in fortuitous circumstances after Tim Krul’s save from his initial effort sat up invitingly to head home a third.
The forward turned home a fourth to become the only player to score four times in a single fixture during the 2019/20 campaign, a fine showing during West Ham’s much-needed late season revival.
Raheem Sterling v Brighton (11th July 2020)
The only player to score two hat-trick’s during the 2019/20 season, Raheem Sterling netted a treble as Manchester City maintained their rich run of goalscoring form post-restart with another big win at Brighton.
Sterling fired home a superb opener before heading home from close-range to score his second, the England international’s third goal coming in bizarre circumstances during a 5-0 win at the Amex Stadium.
The 25-year-old inadvertently turned a dropping ball into the goal with his head after falling under pressure from Brighton’s Adam Webster, though we’re sure the winger will be unfazed after sealing the fourth treble of his Premier League career.