Chelsea secured a hard-fought victory over Brighton on Wednesday night, with Nicolas Jackson’s goal earning him the Goal of the Month award for the club.
The Blues managed to advance to the next round of the Carabao Cup with a 1-0 win over the Seagulls, News About Nigeria reports.
The £32 million Chelsea summer signing scored his second goal of the season across all competitions, building on his earlier goal against Luton in the English Premier League (EPL).
The all important goal not only helped secure Chelsea’s first win since August but also resolved the September Goal of the Month award dilemma, as it happens to be the only hail scored by the side so far, in September.
The club’s manager Mauricio Pochettino, expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance and noted the importance of Jackson’s goal. “When the striker scores, it is important. He needed to feel the net, and I’m very pleased for him.”
However, amidst the celebration of their victory, Chelsea faces another injury concern, this time involving their assistant captain Ben Chilwell. Pochettino mentioned in his post-match comments saying, “Yes, we need to assess tomorrow, but I think it is hamstring.”
Chilwell’s injury worry, adds to Chelsea’s list of sidelined players, including Reece James, Christopher Nkunku, Romeo Lavia, Wesley Fofana, Marcus Bettinelli, Carney Chukwuemeka, and Benoit Badiashile.
The team will have to cope without the above mentioned players as they prepare for their Monday Premier League clash against Fulham, hoping to carry on the high spirit of their previous win into the game.