Nicolas Jackson will miss Chelsea's next Premier League fixture against Fulham after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season against Aston Villa. The 22-year-old striker, who joined the Blues from Villarreal in the summer, has been issued more bookings than he has scored goals since arriving in the English top-flight.
In the second-half of the Blues' clash versus Unai Emery's side, Jackson was cautioned for blocking a quick free-kick from Emiliano Martinez. While the booking may seem harsh, the Senegal international obstructed Villa from taking a set-piece.
Despite failing to find the net against Liverpool on the opening weekend of the season, Jackson impressed and caused Jurgen Klopp's side plenty of issues. However, in the dying embers of the tie, red mist descended on the Senegal international after he was fouled by Ibrahim Konate.
Frustrated with the challenge, Jackson waved an imaginary yellow card and he was subsequently booked by Anthony Taylor for his gesticulation instead. The striker led the line against West Ham the following weekend and, again, he was cautioned for another disciplinary issue – arguing with the referee.
Then, against Luton Town, Jackson managed to stay out of the referee's book and scored his first Chelsea goal. The Blues ace didn't learn his lesson against Liverpool and West Ham though, picking up a third yellow card in the first-half against Nottingham Forest.
In the first game back after the international break, Jackson was booked again at the Vitality Stadium for requesting for Ryan Yates to be booked. Following goalless draw with the Cherries last weekend, Mauricio Pochettino was asked about Jackson's disciplinary record.
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