Nicolas Jackson: Chelsea Star Nets Against Tottenham, Ends Goal Scoring Drought With Bald Haircut

Nicolas Jackson: Chelsea Star Nets Against Tottenham, Ends Goal Scoring Drought With Bald Haircut

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at May 2, 2024 at 8:34 PM
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  • Nicolas Jackson was on target against Tottenham Hotspur
  • His goal against Spurs helped Chelsea record a 2-0 victory
  • Jackson's strike takes his tally for the 2023–24 season to 11

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Nicolas Jackson ended his goal-scoring drought with a crucial strike against Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday, May 2.

The Senegalese forward, who had faced intense scrutiny for his profligacy in front of goal, brought his three-game dry spell to an end by extending Chelsea's lead against their London rivals.

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Chelsea's Nicolas Jackson celebrates after scoring against Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday, May 2. Photo by Darren Walsh.
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Having missed an earlier opportunity to open the scoring, Jackson capitalised on a rebound after Cole Palmer's thunderous free-kick rattled the crossbar, slotting home to put the Blues in a comfortable lead.

According to the BBC, Jackson's goal, combined with Trevoh Chalobah's first goal since March 2022, sealed a 2-0 win for Mauricio Pochettino's side and dealt a significant blow to Tottenham's Champions League aspirations.

Up next for the former Villarreal winger and his Chelsea teammates is another London derby against West Ham on Sunday, May 5.

Nicolas Jackson's impressive stats vs Tottenham

With this goal, the 22-year-old's tally in the Premier League now stands at 11, as reported by Opta Statistics.

Impressively, four of those goals have come against Tottenham, including a memorable hat-trick in Chelsea's 4-1 victory in the previous encounter.

Did Jackson's bald haircut bring him luck?

On a lighter note, Jackson's goal coincided with a change in his hairstyle.

Previously sporting a bold haircut incorporating Chelsea's blue colour, he opted for a more understated bald look before the match against Aston Villa on April 27, marking his return to scoring form since his fresh appearance.

Palmer receives support after missing sitter

Sports Brief also reported that social media rallied behind Cole Palmer after he missed a crucial opportunity during Chelsea's Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur.

Despite being a standout player for Chelsea this season, the 21-year-old failed to convert a clear chance to score early in the game at Stamford Bridge.

Critics who sought to blame him for the missed opportunity found support from fans who empathised with the pressure of the moment.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.