UEFA Champions League and Europa League final group matches will make a return this week. The two tournaments will take a winter break until February when the knockout stage will kickoff. However, before that, we want to look at a special record in English football that has been shaken by Mohamed Salah. We focus on fastest players to reach 40 goals for a single club in Premier League.
6. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink- 40 Goals in 59 Apps
🎈Wishing Chelsea legend Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink a very happy birthday! 🎉 pic.twitter.com/bGfEDBcDC0
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 27, 2017
Chelsea legend Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink enjoyed four prolific years at Stamford Bridge from 2000 to 2004. In his first two seasons with the London club, he scored 46 goals in 70 Premier League matches. This explains the reason why he managed to reach 40 goals in only 59 appearances for the club.
5. Carlos Tevez- 40 Goals in 58 Apps
— Premier League (@premierleague) May 17, 2017
Manchester City former skipper Carlos Tevez shocked the World when he snubbed the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson to sign for their city rivals. He went on to help them win the FA Cup and 2011/12 Premier League title. The Argentine was a lethal goal scorer during his time in Europe. At Etihad, he needed only 58 appearances to score 40 League goals.
4. Kevin Philips- 40 Goals in 57 Apps
— Macca (@sunderlandafc11) August 6, 2014
Kevin Philips is the last English man to lift the coveted European Golden Boot in the turn of the century. The former Sunderland forward had a great season in 1999/00. He won several other awards that year. Sunderland fans will remember he netted 40 goals in only 57 Premier League appearances. He also took home EPL Golden Boot.