Nicolas Jackson: Why Striker Fought For Chelsea Penalty Against Everton Explained

Nicolas Jackson: Why Striker Fought For Chelsea Penalty Against Everton Explained

Isaac Darko
updated at April 17, 2024 at 6:53 AM
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  • The reason why Nicolas Jackson wanted to take a penalty vs Everton has emerged
  • The Senegalese player and Cole Palmer clashed over a penalty in the second half
  • It was a minor blip in an otherwise flawless game as the Blues beat the Toffees

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The motivation behind Nicolas Jackson's eagerness to take a penalty over his Chelsea teammate, Cole Palmer, against Everton has come to light.

The Blues delivered a commanding display on Monday night, April 15, dismantling the Toffees 6-0 at Stamford Bridge.

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Nicolas Jackson and Cole Palmer clash before the latter converts from the penalty spot against Everton at Stamford Bridge on April 15. Photo by Alex Pantling.
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Palmer further solidified his stellar debut season at Chelsea, notching four goals and completing hat-tricks in consecutive home Premier League matches.

Unfortunately for the Blues, a stellar evening's performance was tainted by a peculiar moment of disagreement when the home team was awarded a penalty.

Palmer and Jackson 'fight' over penalty

Palmer, already with three goals in the match, lay on the turf after a foul, while Noni Madueke and Jackson began to argue over the ball.

Thiago Silva intervened to soothe Jackson, who was visibly frustrated. Palmer then approached Madueke, asserting his role as the team's penalty taker, and captain Conor Gallagher instructed Madueke to yield.

Jackson then attempted to take the ball from Palmer, but the 20-year-old pushed him away.

After the incident, the Englishman scored his fourth goal from the penalty spot as the Stamford Bridge outfit cruised to a resounding victory, per TalkSPORT.

Why Jackson wanted to take penalty

The Telegraph has now suggested that Jackson's desperation to take the penalty could stem from his goal-scoring ambitions for the season.

He is reportedly aiming to reach 15 or more Premier League goals and believes achieving 20 across all competitions is feasible.

Jackson expressed disappointment when he was substituted in the second half after scoring his 10th league goal of the season, his 13th in all competitions.

The Senegal international may be motivated to surpass the goal tally of a Chelsea legend - he has already matched the 10 goals Didier Drogba scored in his debut EPL season.

Jackson upset with Enzo for 'stealing' shot

Sports Brief also previously reported how Jackson was upset with Chelsea teammate, Enzo Fernandez.

The Senegalese star was furious as he felt the World Cup winner stole his chance to score during a game.

The incident happened during Chelsea’s Premier League encounter against Manchester City in February.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)