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Chelsea join Barcelona as World Cup goalscoring leaders


An insight into the most well represented clubs when it comes to goalscorers at the latest edition of the World Cup has been provided late on Thursday evening.

The latest round of fixtures on international football’s grandest stage, of course, come to a close a short time ago.

After Morocco and Croatia booked their respective places in the competition’s knockout rounds at the expense of Belgium earlier in the day, Spain and Japan did likewise tonight, in sending Germany packing at the group stage for the 2nd World Cup running.

Despite their eventual elimination, though, Germany did at least manage to secure a three-point haul, courtesy of a comeback downing of Costa Rica.

And it was a Chelsea man who proved the star of the show for Die Mannschaft, in the form of Kai Havertz.

Introduced off the bench late on by Hansi Flick, Havertz swiftly opened his account in Qatar, before closing it with a 2nd a little over ten minutes later.

This, in turn, took Chelsea’s goalscoring representatives at the World Cup to an impressive five, the joint-most of any club, alongside Barcelona.

All told, the Blues have now seen Havertz, Christian Pulisic, Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly and Hakim Ziyech notch for their respective countries over the course of the last couple of weeks.

Barcelona, meanwhile, have been represented in the goalscoring department by all of Frenkie de Jong, Gavi, Ferran Torres, Robert Lewandowski and Andreas Christensen.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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