Mauricio Pochettino Forced to Pull Away Nicolas Jackson Amid Confrontation with Everton Players

Mauricio Pochettino Forced to Pull Away Nicolas Jackson Amid Confrontation with Everton Players

Rene Otinga
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Chelsea were beaten 2-0 by Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday
  • Tempers flared at full-time as Nicolas Jackson was involved in an altercation
  • The striker had to be pulled away by his manager before the situation escalated

There was a bizarre moment at full during Everton’s clash against Chelsea as Nicolas Jackson was involved in a confrontation with several Everton players.

Jackson endured a frustrating game as he and his teammates fired blanks during the 2-0 defeat, a second in a row in the league for The Blues.

The 22-year-old, who was brought to join Chelsea for a fee of £32million, was introduced in the match on Sunday midway through the second half to replace Armando Broja.

Nicolas Jackson was involved in a scuffle at full time on Sunday.
Nicolas Jackson had to be pulled away from Everton players by his manager. Photo by Stu Forster.
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But his most significant moment of the game arguably came after the full-time whistle, when he was surrounded by several Everton players, including Nathan Patterson and Amadou Onana.

Clips of the incident revealed Jackson going head-to-head with Patterson, and his manager had to pull the striker away from the emerging melee.

Nizaar Kinsella of the Evening Standard disclosed precisely what went down, saying:

'Nicolas Jackson had to be pulled away from some kind of confrontation after the match. Pochettino pulling him away and then one of his assistants dragging him down the tunnel, protecting him from a red card.'

Jackson stats for Chelsea

Since arriving at Stamford Bridge in the summer, Jackson has made 15 appearances for the Blues in the Premier League, scoring six goals, according to Chelsea's official website.

While those numbers are not too bad for a young striker, his disciplinary record will leave fans worried as he has picked up a staggering seven yellow cards. He has already served a one-match suspension as a result.

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has been on record, urging his side to minimize bookings, especially in the league.

How the game went

As far as the game was concerned, Everton found the opener through their surprise talisman this season, Abdoulaye Doucoure, before rising star Lewis Dobbin confirmed the win late on.

The game was made worse by the injury setback to captain Reece James, who suffered a hamstring issue in the 27th minute and had to come off.


In terms of discipline, Chelsea has the worst in the Premier League this season.

As Sports Brief reported, by December 4, data suggested Blues' players have received a league-high 47 bookings this campaign.

Wolves are second in the list of most bookings with 43, while Sheffield United, Brighton, and Tottenham Hotspur round off the top five with 42, 40, and 38, respectively.

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