Mauricio Pochettino would have a major issue on his hands if Chelsea’s icolas Jackson is suspended for the match against Aston Villa because of his yellow card.
After picking up his fifth yellow card in Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge, Nicolas Jackson will be suspended for the Blues’ next game.The 22-year-old Senegalese forward has been cautioned for dissent against the referee four times in just six games, making this the fifth time he has been sent the yellow card. While trying to prevent a swift free-kιck by Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, Jackson stubbornly stood too near to the ball, prompting referee Jarred Gillet to book the midfielder for a second unnecessary foul.
The Blues are already skating dangerously close to the edge of defeat in аttаck, with only Armando Broja remaining after Christopher Nkunku’s knee ιnjury forced him out of the lineup. The Argentine coach said he spoke to Jackson about his lack of discipline before the game.
“I spoke with him just now. That’s what we were debating earlier. The Argentine told reporters, “We met with him and Enzo (Fernandez).A striker receiving four cautions prompted me to urge him to speak with the official. Not because of that, but rather for it, you need to rack up some yellow cards. It’s low-effort and inexpensive. If this keeps up, I see him putting a lot of pressure on the team. “He got it.
Jackson ignored Pochettino’s warning and will be unavailable for the October 2 match against Fulham at Craven Cottage.