Pochettino believes Chelsea forward Jackson can be ‘one of the great Premier League strikers’

Mauricio Pochettino believes Nicolas Jackson can be ‘one of the great Premier League strikers’ after the Chelsea forward opened his account for the club.

Jackson was on the scoresheet as Chelsea beat Luton 3-0 to secure their first win of the new season on Friday evening, continuing a strong start for the Senegal international since his arrival from Villarreal.


Raheem Sterling’s double had put Chelsea in control at Stamford Bridge, before Jackson scored his first goal for the Blues after turning in Sterling’s cross from close range.

Pochettino has been delighted with the immediate impact of the 21-year-old and believes Jackson has the potential to become one of the Premier League’s best centre-forwards.

“We are not asking for him to run a lot and press and recover the ball, he does it because it’s his quality. We saw when we signed him.

“That is fantastic because his work ethic is amazing, and then to have the quality because he is fast, runs in behind the defensive line and has the quality to get the ball into the feet. It was only a matter of time before he was going to score goals as well.

“It’s difficult to find a player like him in the market. For me he has the potential to be one of the great Premier League strikers. He only needs time and we won’t rush with him, we will give him time and space to grow. His qualities are fantastic.”

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