Theo Walcott was critical of Chelsea’s Nicolas Jackson for his performance during Sunday’s Premier League match.

Chelsea were held to a 0-0 draw this weekend on their trip to Bournemouth.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side yet again showed their lack of cutting edge in the final third, so the pressure begins to rise on a very disappointing start to the new season.

The Blues have just five points from five league games so far, with a home game against Aston Villa next up.

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Theo Walcott, who’s recently stepped into a role as a Sky Sports pundit, wasn’t too impressed by Chelsea striker Nicolas Jackson against Bournemouth.

In particular, he picked out some “very unusual” movement from the 22-year-old Blues attacker in the first half.

“This is what I want to see a bit more of, particularly from Jackson: the link-up play. I feel like at times he’s been making some very unusual runs,” Walcott told Sky Sports’ Football programme (2:55pm, 17 September).

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Jackson has been earning a lot of praise for his performances at the start of his Chelsea career, albeit there’s been a concern about his finishing.

However, many will argue he had his most frustrating appearance to date for the Blues away to Bournemouth.

Blues head coach Pochettino admitted in post-match comments that Jackson was “disappointed and frustrated”.

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