Nicolas Jackson: Chelsea Brace Hero Frustrated by VAR Intervention Anytime He Scores

Nicolas Jackson: Chelsea Brace Hero Frustrated by VAR Intervention Anytime He Scores

Lukman Mumuni
updated at May 7, 2024 at 9:46 AM
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  • Nicolas Jackson scored a brace as Chelsea defeated West Ham 5-0
  • The ex-Villarreal star reacted to the team's performance on Sunday
  • The Senegal striker also shared his VAR frustrations after the game

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Nicolas Jackson has shared his excitement after netting a brace in Chelsea's 5-0 demolishing of West Ham United in the English Premier League on May 5, 2024.

The Senegal forward is, however, frustrated by the interference of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) every time he scores.

Having been criticised for most parts of the campaign for being wasteful, Jackson seems to have found his goal-scoring boots, netting in back-to-back games for the Blues.

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Nicolas Jackson in action for Chelsea in the Premier League game against West Ham United. Photo: Catherine Ivill - AMA.
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His second-half brace against the Hammers has seen him increase his tally to 13 goals in the Premier League.

After the game, Jackson expressed delight as he continued his goal-scoring run for the London club.

“It was very positive from the team and we fought hard for the clean sheet too. We want to fight to go to Europe and we did it as a team today. We fought together to win the game," he told BBC Sport, as quoted by Wiw Sport.
“I expected he [Noni Madueke] would pass because we are close friends and team-mates. It was a very good assist from him. Every time I score VAR will try to interfere but I was very happy this time," he added.

The 22-year-old joined Chelsea in the summer transfer window from Spanish outfit Villarreal but it has taken time for him to hit the ground running.

Chelsea are striving for a European berth after falling short of winning any tournament this season, notably exiting the FA Cup most recently.

Jackson has scored 16 goals and provided six assists across all competitions for Chelsea, per Transfermarkt.

Jackson surpasses Drogba's first-season goal haul

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Senegal forward, Jackson, surpassed Didier Drogba's first-season goal tally after scoring in the Blues 2-0 victory over Tottenham on Thursday, May 2, 2024.

Jackson has received massive criticism for being wasteful in front of goal this season, with fans unhappy with his first-season output.

However, the former Villarreal star seems to be discovering his goal-scoring form after netting his 13th of the campaign against West Ham.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.