Nicolas Jackson has been branded a ‘League Two’ striker after Bournemouth stalemate.
The Senegalese forward joined the Blues this summer from Villarreal and scored only once in his first five games for the club.
The 22-year-old forward is expected to find his shooting boots as he’s getting into the right positions and making runs in behind the defensive line.
His conversion in front of goal has been dreadful despite an Expected Goals ratio of 3.3.
There are reports suggesting that Chelsea are interested in signing Ivan Toney in the January transfer window.
Ex-Gunners defender Lee Dixon claims Jackson lacks the confidence in front of goal.
“Jackson looks like he’s devoid of all confidence in front of goal,” Dixon claimed on NBC Sports’ The Two Robbies podcast. “I was watching him in the game [against Bournemouth] playing on the shoulder and he makes some good little runs.
“If you do that, you’ve always got half a chance. He gets in those positions but what happens after that… Some of his shooting today, wow. It was like League Two.
“That can’t be his finishing because he wouldn’t ever get a chance to play at that level. There’s a huge lack of confidence. I’m sure it doesn’t help playing in a side that’s what… 14th or 15th now.”
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