Craig Burley says that he’d rather start 22-year-old Chelsea player

Speaking on ESPN FC, Craig Burley recently criticised Nicolas Jackson. He stated that he’d rather see Armando Broja start up front for Chelsea.

Jackson had just got back in form before the international break, scoring 4 goals against Tottenham and Manchester City. However, he wasn’t able to carry his form into the Newcastle game, which Pochettino‘s side went on to lose 4-1.

It was a really bad defeat for the Blues and it didn’t seem to go down well with the fans.

Craig Burley wants manager to start Armando Broja over Jackson

Craig Burley wants Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino to put Armando Broja over Nicolas Jackson in the starting XI.

Discussing the two strikers on ESPN, Burley said: “Let’s be honest, Nico Jackson’s not the answer. I don’t dislike Broja. I know he’s had his injury problems, but I think I’d rather have him up front than Jackson. He got his goals against Tottenham, but come on, let’s be realistic, they were down to nine men at the time.”

Who should get the nod next week against Brighton?

Broja has a lot to offer as a center-forward, we saw it in the game against Manchester City. He looked so composed when he took the ball down and invited Ruben Dias to make a challenge in the final stages of the game. This action resulted in a penalty which Palmer converted to make it 4-4 in stoppage time.

However, we cannot ignore the 4 goals scored by Jackson against two of the best teams. He was impressive even if his hat-trick came against a 9-men Tottenham.

Yes his performance against Newcastle was not great, but he probably lost a bit of momentum after the international break. He should be given the benefit of doubt because St James’ Park is not the ideal place for an away team returning after a break.

After taking everything into consideration, it might worth giving Nicolas Jackson another chance before thinking of replacing him.

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