Potential and Frustration: Jackson's Unfulfilled Promise
Chelsea striker Nicolas Jackson, priced at £2.6m, had high expectations going into the season. With Christopher Nkunku sidelined, he was seen as the team's primary attacking threat. However, his performances have been largely frustrating, with only one goal to show for his efforts.
Failing to Convert: Jackson's Struggles Compared to Haaland
Despite having missed fewer big chances than Erling Haaland, Jackson has struggled to find the back of the net consistently. Haaland, on the other hand, has started the season with seven goals in five games. The discrepancy shows that Jackson is not capitalizing on his opportunities.
Underperforming Expectations: Jackson's Failure to Convert xG
While Jackson has a high xG (expected goals) this season, he has failed to convert his chances at the rate statisticians would consider average. Only Ollie Watkins has performed worse against his xG. Jackson's poor finishing has resulted in a lack of returns for Dream Team managers.
A Constant Threat: Jackson's Potential On the Field
Watching Chelsea's games, it is clear that Nicolas Jackson poses a constant threat. He consistently finds dangerous positions and has been provided with favorable chances. However, his one standout performance against Luton does not outweigh his lackluster showings in other fixtures.
Ticking Clock: Pressure Builds for Jackson
With an ownership of 8%, Jackson is still a popular choice among Dream Team managers. However, time is running out for the striker to prove himself. If he fails to deliver substantial returns in the upcoming fixtures against Aston Villa and Brighton, his remaining owners may lose patience.