‘Criticism of Jackson has been unfair’

‘Criticism of Jackson has been unfair’
Chelsea's Nicolas Jackson celebrates scoring his sides fifth goal of the game during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. Picture date: Sunday May 5, 2024.

by Staff Reporter

Thursday May 09, 2024. 10:51

A popular football pundit believes that the criticism of Chelsea striker Nicolas Jackson has been unfair given his goal return during the 2023/24 campaign.

Having scored 16 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions so far, the Senegalese star has been one of the most talked about strikers in English football this season.

Jackson joined the Blues from LaLiga side Villareal ahead of the 23/24 campaign and was often slated for his missed chances in front of goal. According to Sky Sports pundit Stephen Warnock, criticism of Jackson has been half because his goal record in his first season in the Premier League’s been better than Chelsea legend Didier Drogba.

“I think maybe we’ve been a little bit harsh on Nicolas Jackson at times because he’s missed so may opportunities,” Warnock told Sky Sports, as per Chelsea News.

“His actual return in his first season in the Premier League’s been better than Didier Drogba”, he told Sky Sports.

“He maybe should have had 5-10 more goals because of the chances created for him.

“I think that’s just how harsh criticism can be of certain players.”

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