NICOLAS JACKSON has ruled himself out of Chelsea’s next game – following five yellow cards for repeated offences.
The striker was shown yellow at Stamford Bridge against Aston Villa, his fifth of the season.
ReutersNicolas Jackson is banned for Chelsea’s next game after picking up fifth yellow card[/caption]
It means he faces a one-match ban but remarkably every yellow he has received this season has been due to dissent.
Chelsea fans hit out at the naivety shown from the 22-year-old summer signing from Villarreal.
One said: “Yeah Jackson showing his age here, misses next game already all for dissent.”
Another added: “Jackson’s customary dissent yellow card. Misses next game..”
One fumed: “Nicolas Jackson again with a disciplinary issue. All yellow cards this season are all due to dissent..”
Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino revealed he had actually spoken to Jackson about his discipline along with Enzo Fernandez.
Pochettino said: “I talked to him today. We were talking about that. We had a meeting with him and Enzo.
“I said ‘come on, for a striker to have four yellow cards, to protest…to talk with the referee.
“You need to get some yellow cards for different actions not because of that. It’s so easy, so cheap.
“I think he could put the team in a really difficult situation (if it continues). He understood.
“But Jackson is 22, he is young, he needs to learn, to improve. He is going to be a fantastic player, but he needs time.”