Nicolas Jackson scored in Friday night’s 3-0 victory over Luton Town for Chelsea, and Mauricio Pochettino has tipped him to become “one of the greatest strikers in the Premier League”
Raheem Sterling scored twice to help the Blues earn their first three points under Pochettino before setting up Jackson for his first club goal.
Few anticipated that Jackson, a £32 million summer transfer from Villarreal, would take over as Chelsea’s primary striker right away, but he has done so after summer transfers for Victor Osimhen and other players fell through.
Romelu Lukaku leaving the club to join Roma on loan is a possibility between now and September 1, but Pochettino has thrown his faith behind Jackson after his strong start, indicating he has all the makings of a Premier League great.
After an unimpressive loss to West Ham at London Stadium revealed the work ahead of Pochettino, Chelsea’s triumph over Luton was a tremendous relief. But Raheem Sterling’s return to the spotlight after a subdued debut campaign in west London has been a great boon for the Argentine.
With Pochettino disclosing after the game the process he went through with Sterling in the early weeks of his reign, the 28-year-old set the bar high for Chelsea against the Premier League’s newcomers.
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