‘For sure’: Mauricio Pochettino confirms £32m transfer star will solve goal-scoring problem at Chelsea

Chelsea have spent more than £900m since American businessman Todd Boehly and private equity firm Clearlake Capital bought the club but there are still concerns they dont have an elite striker to score the goals.
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Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino says he has no doubt that striker Nicolas Jackson will score a lot of goals because he has a lot of ‘quality’ and played well against West Ham despite the 3-1 defeat.

Chelsea lost for the first time under the Argentine manager with both big signings Enzo Fernandez and Mosies Caicedo playing a big role in the defeat. Enzo had a chance to put his team 2-1 up but his penalty kick was saved by Alphonse Areola while Moises Caicedo, debuting caused a penalty late on which allowed Lucas Paqueta to seal the 3-1 win.

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The former Tottenham manager asked if he was concerned his team did not have a lot of goalscorers, Pochettino said he was certain that it was only a matter of time before the goals come.

He told reporters: “This is a new team, new players. I think it’s a lot to believe, players like Nico Jackson, he is for sure going to score because he has amazing quality. I don’t believe that happened because of what happened last season.”

The Blues have now won only won one in their last 15 league games. They have picked up just one point from their first two games this season and will now hope that they can get back their first win against newly promoted side Luton Town.

The performance of Raheem Sterling though was something to brighten the mood as the England star impressed with his direct runs and would have been disappointed with the final result today.

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Pochettino said he had a long chat with the striker and was not surprised to see him play today: “We were talking a lot this week in my office. He’s a player that can deliver. Today he was fantastic. For sure, he’s not happy because we didn’t win. But this is the way we expect the players to perform.”

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