The Brazilian striker swept aside a Chelsea side (2-4) who were thrashed once again in front of their home fans. The former Atletico Madrid man became only the fourth visiting player in Premier League history to score a hat-trick at Chelsea.
It seemed that Pochettino’s side were on the mend, but this last week has brought them back to their sad reality, with a 4-1 defeat against Liverpool and a 4-2 home win over Wolves, who even overtook them in the table thanks to that result. The Molineux Stadium side’s success was largely thanks to former Atletico Madrid striker Matheus Cunha, who confirmed his adaptation to English competition with a brilliant hat trick.READ MORE
The Brazilian became the 4th player to score three goals at Stamford Bridge since the Premier League began in 1992. He was also the first to do so for a non-Big Six team, the previous players having been Nwankwo Kanu (Arsenal), Robin van Persie (Arsenal) and Sergio Aguero (Manchester City).
The Nigerian achieved his feat in a 3-2 win for the Gunners in the derby on 23rd October 1999 to become the only player to do so in the 1990s. It took more than a decade for another Arsenal player, Robin van Persie, to repeat the feat at Stamford Bridge. The Dutchman scored three of Wenger’s five goals in a 3-5 win on 29th October 2011. Until Sunday, Sergio Aguero had been the last player to score an away hat-trick at Stamford Bridge, in his case on 16th April 2016 under Manuel Pellegrini in a 3-0 win for Manchester City in London.