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Chelsea star with 100% move accuracy was as dangerous as Jackson vs Burnley


Chelsea didn’t make it back-to-back Premier League victories, drawing 2-2 with 10-man, relegation-threatened Burnley at Stamford Bridge yesterday afternoon.

Mauricio Pochettino‘s aspect had been saved by Cole Palmer, with the £40m expertise scoring one other two objectives to take his league tally to 13 since his transfer from Manchester Metropolis final summer time.

Nevertheless, objectives from Josh Cullen and Dara O’Shea secured a significant level for Vincent Kompany’s aspect, who had been a person gentle for over 45 minutes after Lorenz Assignon acquired his marching orders within the first half.

A number of gamers, specifically, produced a disappointing show, with the Blues lacking the chance to maneuver into the highest half of the Premier League desk.

Nicolas Jackson’s stats towards Burnley

Striker Nicolas Jackson had a disappointing outing at Stamford Bridge yesterday, with the Senegalese ahead having the fewest touches of any outfield participant, having simply 24 in his 90-minute show.

The 22-year-old was caught offside twice, along with his tireless operating efficient, however his timing was off, which noticed the ahead stray behind the Burnley backline.


Jackson managed to drag off three pictures towards Kompany’s aspect, two of which had been on course, however he additionally missed two large probabilities through the encounter, which may’ve made the distinction and secured the Blues three very important factors.

The previous Villarreal attacker solely accomplished one in every of his three tried dribbles, with the striker shedding possession in his different makes an attempt – along with his completion charge of simply 33%.

Nevertheless, regardless of Jackson’s disappointing show, one other Chelsea participant produced a poor efficiency, with the Blues expertise being dragged off by Pochettino simply after an hour.

Conor Gallagher’s stats towards Burnley

Academy graduate Conor Gallagher began in his now regular attacking midfield position, with the 24-year-old captaining the aspect within the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.

Nevertheless, he would get replaced after 62 minutes by Noni Madueke, with Gallagher enduring one in every of his most disappointing performances in latest occasions.


He dedicated three fouls, essentially the most of any Chelsea participant, with the midfielder selecting up a yellow card for his troubles. The Englishman was outbattled, a rarity for Gallagher, with the 24-year-old shedding six duels out of the seven that he contested for the Blues.

His poor show would not cease there, with the previous Crystal Palace loanee failing to win any tackles and being dispossessed twice when in possession, with Pochettino subsequently changing his captain.

Gallagher’s stats vs Burnley



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30/30 (100%)

Stats through FotMob

Regardless of his below-par outing, Gallagher managed to finish 100% of the passes that he tried through the encounter, with the midfielder’s tally of 30 passes solely higher than Mykhailo Mudryk and Jackson – albeit maybe an indication of his protected slightly than artistic method.

Given his poor efficiency yesterday, Pochettino should think about dropping the dud with gamers similar to Madueke and Raheem Sterling doubtlessly deserving of a begin after their impression off the substitutes bench.

The Blues host Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Thursday evening, seeking to return to successful methods with Gallagher needing to get replaced, so Pochettino’s aspect can exploit the Purple Devils’ defensive frailties.


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