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Aguero sets sights on two records in 2019/20

30 Jul 2019
Sergio Aguero

Argentinian can become both the Premier League's top-scoring overseas player and the man with the most ever hat-tricks

As the 2019/20 Premier League kick-off approaches, we look at records that could be broken this season.

Top-scoring overseas player

A host of deadly strikers have come from overseas to play in the Premier League and this season Sergio Aguero could become the most prolific of them all.

Thierry Henry holds the record as the top-scoring foreign player in the competition's history, having struck 175 times for Arsenal.

But Aguero is hot on the Frenchman's heels in second place, with 164 goals for Manchester City.

The Argentinian only needs 12 more goals to set a new mark and he has scored at least that number in every one of his eight Premier League seasons.

Indeed, he has registered a minimum of 20 goals in each of the last five campaigns.

Top-scoring foreign players
Player Nation Goals
Thierry Henry France 175
Sergio Aguero Argentina 164
Robin van Persie Netherlands 144
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Netherlands 127
Robbie Keane Republic of Ireland 126
Nicolas Anelka France 125
Dwight Yorke Trinidad and Tobago 123
Romelu Lukaku Belgium 113
Ryan Giggs Wales 109
Didier Drogba Ivory Coast 104

Aguero could also set a record for the most Premier League hat-tricks, after claiming three last season.

The 31-year-old is now tied with Alan Shearer with 11 trebles and one more would take him clear of the competition's all-time record goalscorer.

Recent history suggests Aguero could achieve that feat early in the 2019/20 campaign.

In both of the last two seasons, he has scored a hat-trick in his opening five Premier League matches.

In 2017/18 he hit a treble in his fifth fixture, a 6-0 victory at Watford. Last term he did so in his second match, a 6-1 triumph against Huddersfield Town.

Most Premier League hat-tricks 
Player Hat-tricks
Sergio Aguero 11
Alan Shearer 11
Robbie Fowler 9
Thierry Henry 8
Harry Kane 8
Michael Owen 8
Wayne Rooney 7
Luis Suarez 6

Aguero visits West Ham United on the opening weekend of 2019/20 and has struck seven goals in 13 Premier League appearances against them.

He has never hit a hat-trick against the Hammers but can draw encouragement from Man City's last visit to London Stadium, as Pep Guardiola's side won 4-0 in November 2018.

Aguero also claimed the winner when City last met West Ham, at the Etihad Stadium in February.

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