Why Chelsea still need a new striker in January – Talk Chelsea

I want to begin this one by saying that I am not writing Nicolas Jackson off, far from it. I do have my doubts about him, but I can also acknowledge that he is still young and has chances to develop as time goes by. But my concerns were there, and yes, they are still there after he scored a hat trick last night.

I am BUZZING for Jackson to get his goals last night. He seems like a great person and a really good character to have around. Shushing the Spurs fans when Cole Palmer scored his penalty, and then having the audacity to do the ‘Ronaldo Siuuuu’ celebration when he scored was just hilarious. He was on a wind up and I love that about him. His character seems great.

It’s his ability that concerns me a bit. I think he did show a few nice touches last night and he was sometimes a little more involved than he has been recently. But he still missed BIG chances, and if Spurs didn’t go down to 9 men then I think we would all be having the same conversation this morning regarding concerns about Jackson. The header he missed from point blank range is just inexcusable.

He had the fourth least amount of touches (26) only ahead of subs Malo Gusto, Mykhailo Mudryk, and Lesley Ugouchukwu, in our whole team. And before his goals he missed two big chances.

I still see him struggling to get too involved in games and ghosting at times. Ironically I think he best bits of football were played on the left hand side when he drifted wide, and I still think wide striker is his best position.

I see him playing with another striker, one who is more central, one who is a more traditional style striker.

Chelsea absolutely MUST go and sign a new striker in January if we are to have a chance of reaching Champions League football, I had no doubts about that before last night, and I have no doubts about that after last night. We need the focal point in attack, a player who can hold the ball and link other players in. And a player who knows how to score all types of goals and is…


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Author : Simon Phillips

Publish date : 2023-11-09 15:40:44

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