Nicolas Jackson rescued Chelsea’s Objective of the Month award as they beat Brighton to advance to the subsequent spherical of the Carabao Cup.
However while the Blues might be soaking of their much-needed win, there’s concern brewing surrounding a possible damage to a different considered one of their key stars.
Chelsea’s £32m summer season signing netted his facet’s successful objective and his second objective of the marketing campaign, simply over one month on after opening his account in opposition to Luton, because the Blues beat the Seagulls 1-0.
Except for serving to his facet safe their first win since August, Jackson additionally scored the senior facet’s first objective this month, ending followers’ issues over how September’s objective of the month award was going to work.
Talking in his post-match interview, Mauricio Pochettino stated: “Good response from the crew, I used to be more than happy with the efficiency once more and now joyful for the victory and vital to undergo within the competitors and construct our belief and momentum. I hope we are able to carry this momentum to the longer term.
“[Jackson] Sure, more than happy, I feel when the striker scores it can be crucial. He wanted to really feel the web and vital for him, more than happy for him.”
The Blues have already bettered final season’s run within the competitors that noticed them knocked out by Man Metropolis within the third spherical and can subsequent face Championship facet Blackburn at Stamford Bridge.
However regardless of having one other cup tie on the horizon to look ahead to, Blues followers additionally face the prospect of being with out considered one of their key stars for his or her extra fast fixtures – Ben Chilwell.
“Sure, we have to assess tomorrow however I feel it’s hamstring,” Pochettino confirmed after the sport.
An damage to Chilwell will come as an enormous blow to Chelsea, who’re already coping with the absence of different key stars who’re sidelined with accidents.
Skipper Reece James, Christopher Nkunku, Romeo Lavia, Wesley Fofana, Marcus Bettinelli, Carney Chukwuemeka and Benoit Badiashile are all out of motion, too.
The injury-stricken Blues subsequent face Fulham in a west London derby on Monday night time, stay on talkSPORT, as they hope to hold the momentum from Wednesday’s win into the Premier League.
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