Romano CONFIRMS Chelsea are 'happy' with summer signing

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
  • 21 Apr 2024 18:00 BST
  • 3 min read
Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea

Chelsea are “very happy” with the impact made by Nicolas Jackson, according to Fabrizio Romano, despite his poor display against Manchester City in the Blues’ FA Cup semi-final defeat.

Jackson, 22, missed several huge chances during the game and was unable to build on the goal and assist he registered against Everton on Monday night.

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Bernardo Silva’s second-half strike was enough to book Man City’s place in the FA Cup final, with Chelsea denied the opportunity to make up for their Carabao Cup final defeat to Liverpool in February.

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Although Jackson was a key reason why Chelsea crashed out of the competition, with the Blues forward unable to get on the scoresheet, Mauricio Pochettino’s side remain happy with Jackson, despite their well-documented pursuit of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen.

What has Fabrizio Romano said?

Romano spoke about the cup semi-final and Jackson’s future at Chelsea in his CaughtOffside column.

“I thought it was unlucky for Chelsea, but also congrats to Man City for how they reacted by winning a difficult game after the Champions League defeat against Real Madrid,” Romano said.

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“Mauricio Pochettino did a good job again, this group needs time to perform and also some more experienced players to help the youngsters.

“Nicolas Jackson is being made a bit of a scapegoat after missing some big chances, but it’s his first season, coming from Villarreal, and he’s still very young.

Nicolas Jackson, Chelsea
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“We need to understand that players are not robots, it’s been a difficult season for Chelsea but Jackson scored an important number of goals and the club believes he has an important potential.

“They will give him time for sure, they are still very happy with a signing they completed for a normal fee.”

Jackson joined Chelsea for €38 million from Villarreal last summer and he has 13 goals and five assists so far this season.

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