Pochettino warns players they may be dropped or sold amid sympathy for Nicolas Jackson

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PoL comment as Mauricio Pochettino gives a necessary and understandable warning to aggressors from the most recent unnerving Cole Palmer incident. Meanwhile there is a bit of understanding for seemingly misunderstood but impulsive Blues striker Nicolas Jackson.

The Pride of London must first swiftly outline the scenarios causing problems. Basically Palmer is designated to dispatch Chelsea's penalties. Regrettably, other Blues stars have tried to take the ball from the one-time Manchester City starlet on multiple occasions. Behaviour which is unacceptable - especially at this level.

Pochettino admitted his dismay at the situation, and chastised those involved. Before venting further exasperation at post-game questions, the Argentine explained that if his players squabble similarly in the future, they will be “out.” Whether that means omitted from matchday squads or transferred away, is indeterminate.

The reason for Mauricio Pochettino’s anger at journalists in the most recent Chelsea press conference following the Everton demolition were understandable. The ex-Paris Saint-Germain head coach was upset that he was solely asked of the disturbance. He would have liked to explain how to win a top-flight fixture 6-0, I'm sure.

Some sympathy for Chelsea forward Nicolas Jackson

Admittedly, I haven't been Jackson's biggest supporter this season. Yet he is now beginning to prove me wrong. Regarding my views on the Senegal international, I considered him slightly raw and, while a young footballer, one who was regularly making ill-advised or wrong decisions on the pitch. On the contrary, he also shows encouraging qualities akin to a youthful Didier Drogba on his best days.

Clearly Jackson is very talented indeed, but sometimes the most gifted, even extremely experienced professionals cannot quite make it in the world's most demanding and best division: the Premier League. However, the former Villarreal man now showcases his fairly rounded skill set on a more consistent basis. Not to mention aiding teammates with assists which implies an admirable selfless attitude.

However, the 22-year-old was involved in the latest avoidable, along with disheartening on-field disagreement with some CFC colleagues. Madueke joined Jackson in disturbing and dismissing Pochettino's chosen penalty taker, Palmer. Conor Gallagher and Moises Caicedo were on hand to diffuse the drama, kind of.

PoL have talked at length on these infuriating and detrimental issues around spot kicks. I criticised Madueke and Jackson; I stand by the original comments, in general. Although, the latter should arguably be cut some slack because he is maturing, improving and chasing Drogba's initial Blues tally alongside personal aims. Hopefully this is the last time we have to speak on these types of incidents, the players have likely learned a lesson.