One Chelsea star fails to convince club bosses as two others singled out

One Chelsea star has reportedly failed to convince club bosses that he is up to the job. Nicolas Jackson seems to polarise the fan base. Meanwhile, two other Blues have been singled out for praise by their manager, Mauricio Pochettino.
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Express have reported that Chelsea seek to "bolster" their squad "as soon as possible". Apparently the Blues want a new striker; Jackson is said to have 'failed to convince the higher powers' at CFC. The jury is presently out on the forward for this Pride of London writer. Although he has his faults such as being a bit raw, he is young and shows promise and heart.

I think we can presume that Pochettino actually admires Jackson, because the gaffer regularly used him when alternative options were available to deploy if he wished. In addition to that, the Senegalese can play on the wing and impressed in that role further as the Luton Town game went on.

A duo who could be a huge part of Chelsea Football Club's future acclaimed by boss

A 4-0 win against Preston North End on Saturday took the west Londoners into the FA Cup Fourth Round. Blues goals were scored by four different players: Armando Broja, Raheem Sterling, Thiago Silva and Enzo Fernandez. On a side note, it is a relief that the latter's hernia problem didn't keep him out for longer. Yet we haven't heard if the World Cup-winner will require surgery or not as of now.

Incidentally, Cole Palmer's assist from a corner for Thiago's headed finish was the England international's 15th goal involvement merely at the season's halfway stage. This CFC diamond, which came via Manchester City, is being polished quicker than some assumed. Talking of Palmer and Broja, the pair were commended post game by Pochettino:

"Mauricio Pochettino discussed the performance and form of Broja after the striker netted the crucial first goal to open the floodgates.

'It’s really important for him but, I need to be honest, I think he needs to use this kind of game to score a goal, feel the net, and to improve,' said Pochettino.

'Improve not only in his fitness or his capacity to work, but in his body language also. He needs to step up and go forward, smile, be a little bit more positive.

Pochettino has also been pleased with Palmer's progress since joining Chelsea...
'I have been very impressed. He arrived on the last day of the transfer window and to be performing after six months is incredible. We are so happy.

'Today I was a little bit disappointed with him because he didn’t score the big chance he had. But he’s still young and he needs to improve in different areas, not only on the pitch, off it as well. He needs to understand many things also.

'But he’s in a way where he’s improving a lot and of course he’s a very good player for us. He’s doing fantastic, I’m so happy and so pleased with his performance today and so far.'"