Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen to give both Nicolas Jackson and Armando Broja a fair opportunity to play before deciding if the club needs to invest in a new striker.
That is according to a report from 90min.
Nicolas Jackson, who cost the Blues £32million (Evening Standard) this summer, has started the season as the first-choice No 9. He’s put in some really encouraging performances to date, albeit one goal in five games is disappointing.
As for Armando Broja, the 22-year-old is working his way back from a long-term injury problem and is waiting to make his first appearance of the season. Journalist Nizaar Kinsella recently told The London Is Blue podcast that Broja is “very close” to return to action.
90min has detailed that Pochettino really wants both Jackson and Broja to get a fair shot in the side.
If neither manages to become the talisman in attack, Chelsea could make a new bid to sign another striker.
Incidentally, the report does mention Brentford’s Ivan Toney as one frontman in their sights.
This comes after well-respected journalist Simon Phillips has reported via his Substack this week that Chelsea are growing in confidence they can sign Toney.
Jackson and Broja, both 22, are in a huge position where there’s a spot open to become Chelsea’s top striker.
They’re clearly both talented young forwards with a lot of raw tools, but now is the time to string it together before the club spend big on another new attacker.
These next few months could go a long way to deciding the path of Jackson and Broja.