Chelsea striker Nicolas Jackson is not the answer for them right now.
That is according to Andy Jacobs.
The talkSPORT pundit raged at Nicolas Jackson, 22, after his latest Chelsea performance in Sunday’s goalless draw away to Bournemouth.
He’s started all five games in the Premier League so far this season for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, but his only goal came in the one win against early strugglers Luton Town
“Jackson, he can’t hold the ball up. He’s flimsy. He’s just not the answer. He’s not Ivan Toney. He didn’t win one ball off those [Bournemouth] centre-halves,” Jacobs told talkSPORT.
Jackson’s yet to find his shooting boots in the first couple of months in England, which is why the pressure will start to intensify on him.
Hopefully, Chelsea’s No 15 can settle down and be a lot more clinical in the weeks ahead.
As it stands, the forward is in danger of going down a path of so many failed strikers at Stamford Bridge. But there’s definitely more than enough time for him to turn things around, and he needs to keep putting himself in the right positions to score.
Jackson showed in La Liga last season he’s capable of going on a goalscoring streak, so let’s not lose faith in him just yet.
We’ve noticed him and Mykhailo Mudryrk connect pretty effectively when they’re on the pitch together. That combination is only going to get stronger the more they play with each other, too.