Pride of London’s Chelsea Player of the Month for May 2024


Chelsea FC secured European football at the end of the Premier League campaign by finishing 6th in the league with a crucial 2-1 victory over Bournemouth, amassing 63 points—just five points shy of the coveted fourth spot. The Blues ended the season on a high note with five successive wins, underscoring a collective team effort that ensured a strong finish.

Identifying Pride of London's Chelsea Player of the Month for May 2024 proved challenging due to standout performances across the squad. Trevoh Chalobah's emergence in defense, Marc Cucurella's adaptation to a new inverted role, and Moises Caicedo's dominance in midfield were all noteworthy. However, Nicolas Jackson ultimately earned the final accolade for the 2023/24 season.

Jackson's impact was undeniable, netting four goals and providing an assist in Chelsea's last five matches. The striker's contributions were pivotal in securing vital points for the team. In the London derby against Tottenham Hotspur, the Senegalese striker showcased his poacher's instincts, heading home a rebound off the crossbar from a Cole Palmer freekick to seal a 2-0 victory. His quick reflexes and presence in the box were on full display.

Against West Ham United, Jackson delivered a standout performance, scoring twice and assisting another in a commanding 5-0 win. Despite the apparent ease of his finishes, his execution was flawless—an area where he had previously faltered. His assist for Palmer's opener highlighted his growing awareness and link-up play.

Jackson's final contribution of the season was perhaps the most crucial. With Chelsea level at 2-2 in the 80th minute against Nottingham Forest, Jackson scored a powerful header from a precise Reece James cross, securing a dramatic 3-2 win. This decisive goal encapsulated his ability to rise to the occasion.

Jackson concluded the Premier League season with 14 goals and five assists—a tally surpassing Didier Drogba's first season. While Jackson has a long journey ahead to reach Drogba's legendary status, his initial performances suggest a burgeoning talent. His progression since returning from the African Cup of Nations has been remarkable, displaying improved link-up play, pace, and finishing prowess.

Chelsea supporters will be hopeful that Jackson's form carries into the next season, positioning him as a leading figure in the attack. Despite Mauricio Pochettino's departure, which visibly disappointed Jackson, he will look to continue his development under the new management. The faith shown by Pochettino was instrumental, and Jackson will be eager to earn the same trust and opportunities from the incoming manager to cement his place in the team.