Bobby Tambling has the most league goals in overall aggregate: 164. (1959-1970). Jimmy Greaves (First Division, 1960–61) has the most league goals in a season with 41. Roy Bentley was usually the top goal scorer. George Hilsdon v. Glossop, September 1, 1906, Second Division. 5, Jimmy Greaves vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers, August 30, 1958, First Division.
Currently, Fernando Torres is the top goal scorer for Chelsea with 33 goals in all competitions. The record holder is Bobby Tambling with 54 goals.
The most league goals were scored against Everton on October 11, 1958, when the result was 10-4. Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup on January 4, 2019. 6-0 win over Drogheda United in the UEFA Cup on September 14, 1983.
Joe Bradford holds the record for most goals scored in a season, with 249 in the league and 267 in total between 1920 and 1935. No other player comes close: Trevor Francis, who scored 119 league goals and 133 overall goals between 1970 and 1979, is the closest.
Arthur Chandler scored the most goals in the first division (Premier League and predecessors) with 203. Arthur Rowley scored the most goals in the second tier (champions and predecessors): 208. Matty Fryatt has the most goals in the third tier (League One and predecessors) with 27. Robert Green is the only player who has scored in the top four divisions of the English football system.
There have been 910 goals scored in all competitions by Leicester City players and staff. This makes them the fourth most prolific scorers in Premier League history, just behind Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. In the English top flight, they are also fifth for highest number of goals scored per match (1.54).
They have scored in every season of the Premier League except 2001 when they finished seventh. In all, they have won or lost on each of their 32 matches against top-division opposition, drawing 15 and losing 17. They have never played Liverpool in the league; instead, they play local rivals Leicester City.
As for individual players, there have been 13 goals scored by Thierry Henry, Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Maradona in international games. In domestic matches, however, only John Charles and Andy King have more than one goal. King had two goals in 157 appearances for Leicester before moving to Southampton in 2003. Charles had two goals in just eight games before he was sold to Everton.
Only goals scored at the top level of the competition (First Division, later Premier League) are counted. Dave Halliday from 1925-1926 through 1928-1929. In fact, Halliday scored at least 35 goals in each of those four seasons. Adam Lanigan (27 September 2013). "Jimmy Greaves breaks the British transfer record." The Sunday Times. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
Halliday is also the top scorer in the history of the Football League. With 92 goals, he has more than any other player in the league's short life (1888-1977). He's also second only to Dalian Atkinson with 103 goals in the English top flight. The highest scoring season in the modern game so far was in 1996-1997 when Eric Cantona scored an amazing 0th goal in a 1st division match against Manchester United. He ended up scoring 41 goals that season as Leeds United were promoted to the Premier League.
Cantona was probably not alone out on the pitch that day and not only because he was famous. Out of all players who have played in the First Division since its inception in 1888, only three others have managed to score 40 or more goals: Billy Meredith (49), George Best (46), and Denis Law (45).
It's worth mentioning that Cantona only played 16 games that season due to injury problems and he still scored more than most players who play regularly.
Six goals in a single game: George Hilsdon vs. Worksop Town, FA Cup, First Round, January 11, 1908. This was the first time that an English team had scored six times in a match and remains a record to this day.
Five goals in a single game: Frank Womack vs. Clapton Orient, League Cup, Third Round, October 20, 1951. This game took place at Stamford Bridge and saw Chelsea win 5-4. Womack became the first player to score five goals in a single match when he did so against Plymouth Argyle two weeks later on November 3.
Four goals in a single game: Dave MacKay, Roy Bentley, Peter Bonetti, Gianfranco Zola. All four of these players were part of the famous "Silver Ballot Club", which consisted of the top 50 players in the league. They all scored four goals in a 5-4 victory over Leeds United in the 1989 Football League Division One play-off final at Wembley Stadium. The game finished 8-8 after 90 minutes of extra time could not separate the two teams. The penalty shoot-out then followed and Chelsea won its first ever major honour.