Ranking every Premier League hat-trick scored in 2017-18: Aguero, Kane, Salah…

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Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool stars are among the scorers of the 10 Premier League hat-tricks so far this season.

Seven different players have notched a treble this term, while two of those have managed the impressive feat of scoring four goals in a single match.

We’ve taken a look back at the 10 hat-tricks scored in the 2017-18 campaign, using difficulty of opposition, quality of goals, variety of goals and, ultimately, our immensely valuable opinion to rank them from worst to best.

10. Aaron Ramsey vs Everton

Ramsey’s first career hat-trick saw him become the 20th different Arsenal player to net a treble in the Premier League – the most of any club.

His first was laid on a plate after a neat move but still needed a quick change of feet and deft touch, while his second was a 25-yard strike that in fairness only beat Jordan Pickford via a deflection.

He completed a 5-1 victory with his third and his best, sweeping home a low cross with a brilliantly-controlled first-time finish from around 12 yards.

QUIZ: Can you name every player to score a hat-trick in the PL for Arsenal?

9. Callum Wilson vs Huddersfield Town

Wilson marked his return from a long injury lay-off with a brilliant striker’s treble against Huddersfield.

All three were first-time finishes, a thumping header setting Bournemouth on the way to victory before he converted a free-kick ahead of Simon Francis’ red card.

He completed his hat-trick late on after Harry Arter had added a third, the striker driving home from Josh King’s pass to complete his second Premier League treble.

8. Harry Kane vs Southampton

Incredibly, Kane grabbed his eighth hat-trick of 2017 against Southampton, which saw him become Europe’s top scorer of 2017 with 56 goals.

It was also the day he set a new Premier League record for goals in a calendar year with 39, two more than Alan Shearer’s previous best.

His first against Southampton saw him head home from a Christian Eriksen free-kick before two left-footed finishes, the latter a tidy dink over Fraser Forster.

7. Harry Kane vs Burnley

Kane single-handedly defeated Burnley in December, leading his side to a 3-0 win at Turf Moor which was the Clarets’ biggest home defeat (and joint-biggest defeat overall) of the season. This was also one of only six occasions this term where Burnley have conceded more than one goal.

This hat-trick came just four days before the Southampton treble, seeing him become only the fifth player to score back-to-back hat-tricks in the Premier League.

The England striker’s first came from the penalty spot, his second saw him run clear and confidently slot past Nick Pope, while he claimed the match ball with a nice left-footed finish following some intricate passing.

6. Sergio Aguero vs Watford

Aguero’s hat-trick, the first scored this season, came in a 6-0 crushing at Vicarage Road way back in September.

His first was a well-taken header from a Kevin De Bruyne free-kick before Gabriel Jesus squared for a simple tap-in for his and City’s second goal of the game.

The Argentine’s third was the icing on the cake, a stunning solo effort as he dribbled through the Watford defence before prodding the ball past Heurelho Gomes.

5. Alvaro Morata vs Stoke City

Morata became the 17th Chelsea player to score a Premier League hat-trick when he netted three of the four in a rout at Stoke in September.

After latching onto a long ball to slot home the first, his second was the highlight, a fine solo goal in which he raced away down the left before clipping the ball over Jack Butland from a tight angle.

His third came at the end of an excellent team move, with the Spaniard simply having to prod the ball into an unguarded net to complete his treble.

4. Wayne Rooney vs West Ham

Rooney grabbed his seventh Premier League hat-trick as he hit the first three goals of Everton’s 4-0 victory over West Ham in front of incoming manager Sam Allardyce.

His first came in fortunate style, heading in the rebound after Joe Hart saved his weak penalty, before he swept home Tom Davies’ low centre for the second.

Then came the spectacular, as the treble-completing goal will go down as one of the strikes of the season.

Joe Hart rushed out of his area to clear, only for Rooney to drive the ball, first time, into the goal from inside his own half, without which he’d probably be 10th in this list.

3. Sergio Aguero vs Newcastle

A perfect hat-trick is always a thing of beauty, and while Aguero’s looked pretty simple, as the old adage goes: they all count. It also puts him a lot higher than if two of the goals had been with his right foot.

His first saw him glance home Kevin De Bruyne’s cross and he converted from the spot for his second before completing the personal haul with a low strike following a brilliant run from Leroy Sane.

2. Sergio Aguero vs Leicester

Aguero grabbed his third treble of the season against Leicester, while also becoming the first player to score four goals in a single match this term.

His first two were pretty mundane goals, tapping in after good work from Kevin De Bruyne before beating Kasper Schmeichel at his near post.

The next two were much more like it, as he cut out a poor Schmeichel pass before neatly dinking the ball over the big stopper, and then adding the icing on the cake with a thumping finish from 20 yards via the underside of the crossbar.

1. Mohamed Salah vs Watford

Salah stole the show in Liverpool’s 5-0 thrashing of Watford in March with four goals and an assist.

He opened the scoring with a typically brilliant individual goal, leaving one defender on his backside before finishing from a tight angle, and added a second after getting on the end of a fantastic Andrew Robinson delivery.

The third was one of his most memorable this term, bamboozling the entire defence before prodding home with five players around him, tapping in for the fourth after Watford goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis saved from Danny Ings.

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