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Guess whose birthday it is !: Many happy returns, the Blues’ birthday scorers

Hakim Ziyech added his name to the list of players who have scored for Chelsea on their birthdays when he found the net at Middlesbrough on Saturday.

The Moroccan wizard celebrated his 29th birthday in style when he lashed home an angled left-footed drive from outside the box to give us a two-goal advantage against the Championship side as we sealed our passage to the FA Cup semi-finals for the fifth time in six seasons.

Here are some other Blues favourites who have marked their special days in recent time by scoring for the club.

Mason Mount 2021

The first player to congratulate Ziyech after his fine strike was Mason Mount who knows the feeling of scoring a birthday goal for the Blues.

The young midfielder celebrated turning 22 on 10 January last year by opening the scoring in our FA Cup third-round tie against Morecambe.

Mount’s precise low drive from 30 yards put the Blues firmly in control as we strolled to a 4-0 victory over the League Two side.

Tammy Abraham

Mount’s strike came just one season after another Academy product had scored for the Blues on his 22nd birthday.

On 2 October 2019, Tammy Abraham made his mark on his special day by breaking the deadlock on our Champions League visit to Lille.

Appropriately enough, the striker found the net after 22 minutes, when he was found unmarked in the box by Fikayo Tomori and kept his cool to score his first-ever Champions League goal in our 2-1 win.

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