EPL: Ben Chilwell compares new Chelsea signing Nicolas Jackson
Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell has drawn a comparison between his teammate Nicolas Jackson and Leicester City’s prolific striker, Jamie Vardy. Jackson, who recently joined Chelsea from Villarreal in the summer transfer window, showcased his potential during the team’s pre-season tour in America.
The Senegalese international displayed his skills by scoring two goals and providing three assists. Chilwell praised Jackson, noting that he brings a refreshing approach to the center forward position, which is somewhat different from the typical style seen in modern center forwards. This unique style includes a preference for making runs behind the defensive line, reminiscent of Chilwell’s experiences playing alongside Jamie Vardy during his time at Leicester.
Chilwell expressed optimism about Jackson’s abilities, emphasizing the importance of providing him with the right service, considering his exceptional pace and desire to exploit spaces behind opposing defenses. The upcoming Premier League opener for the 2023–24 season against Liverpool will be a significant test for Jackson, as he aims to play a key role in leading Chelsea to victory.