Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool: 3 Blues positives and negatives from first game

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After a long summer tour, and an eventful offseason, Chelsea F.C. kicked off their first game of the 2023-24 Premier League season. The Blues would have their hands full as they faced off against Liverpool, a team that has been a juggernaut under manager Jurgen Klopp. Their was a lot of anticipation surrounding the changes from both of these teams. Once the final whistle was blown the final score was 1-1. A fitting end between two teams who were unable to finish off the other. Here are three positives and negatives from the first fixture.

3 Chelsea Positives:

1. Nicolas Jackson showed up in his first game

In Mauricio Pochettino’s first starting 11 as CFC manager one of the key players featured was Nicolas Jackson who the Blues signed from the Spanish club Villarreal for €37 million. Jackson came to Chelsea relatively unknown with minimal experience playing in La Liga. But today Jackson’s ability was on full display, and although he didn’t score his impact on the match was felt.

The 22-year-old’s pace was something that impressed viewers. Jackson was able to consistently to make runs to get the ball while setting up chances for his teammates. He was constantly putting Liverpool’s defenders on their toes trying to catch up with him.

Jackson’s performance wasn’t perfect; he did get away with a possible handball off a corner kick that could have resulted in a Liverpool penalty. However, when you consider how young he is, the fact it was his first premier league game, and first game at Stamford Bridge, the Senegal international certainly left the fans with something to be excited about for this upcoming season.