'Gangnam Style' striker ready to make Stamford Bridge impact

Hungary Flag

Chelsea will be hoping to avoid a notorious celebration in the Champions League tonight.

Stamford Bridge has seen it's share of bizarre goal celebrations through the years, but tomorrow night it could see a new one.

Schalke striker Adam Szalai is known in Germany as the 'Gangnam Style' striker, with the forward finding fame last season for celebrating scoring by performing the South Korean popstar inspired dance.

He was playing for Mainz at the time, scoring 15 goals in all competitions last season and earning a £7 million transfer to Champions League side Schalke.

The Hungarian international has had a positive start for the club, scoring five goals in 11 Bundesliga matches so far, and two more in Champions League qualifying.

He netted at in their 2-0 win over Hertha Berlin at the weekend, but picked up a knock and had been a doubt for the visit to Stamford Bridge.

Szalai featured only as a late substitute in the home loss to Chelsea, with the game already lost, in their previous match-up, due to fitness concerns, but is expected to start at Stamford Bridge after playing 90 minutes at the weekend.

His weekend injury was not a routine one, but a cut to his ear which required medical attention:

"I picked up the injury in the second half and had to have an operation straight after the match, but I’m glad I can still go to London," he told Schalke's official website.

"I don’t see any problems, as the wound doesn’t hamper me at all. Sitting out training on Monday was purely a precautionary measure."

With Chelsea's Fernando Torres losing his fitness race, and Jose Mourinho confirming the news later today, Schalke will hope Szalai winning his will be a game-changer.

If he features and scores, be on the lookout for a celebration like this...

What is the favourite celebration you have seen at Stamford Bridge over the years?

image: © katdodd

Register for CHELSEA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch