Following Chelsea’s devastating defeat to Everton, Mauricio Pochettino had to physically remove Nicolas Jackson from a conflict.
Chelsea lost 2-0 to Sean Dyche’s team at Goodison Park on Sunday, with Abdoulaye Doucoure and Lewis Dobbin scoring in the second half.
The Blues have suffered back-to-back league defeats, having fallen 2-1 at Manchester United in midweek.
Pochettino’s players failed to seize control of the game against the Toffees, and Jackson appears to have lost control after the final whistle. Take a look at it below:
Following the result, the 22-year-old, who came on as a second-half substitute, looked to collide with Nathan Patterson.
As it appeared that a fight was about to break out, he was restrained by several Everton players.
According to Nizaar Kinsella, Pochettino dragged the Senegalese striker away from the site of the altercation, with one of his assistants hauling him down the tunnel to keep him from receiving a red card.
Jackson started at Old Trafford but was substituted for today’s game.
This season, he has six goals to his name as Chelsea sits in 12th position in the table with 19 points.
“Football is about scoring goals, and we were not clinical in front of goal,” the Argentine manager remarked following his team’s latest defeat. I’m quite disappointed.
“We did not receive the point we deserved.” I believe we were superior, but we did not achieve our objectives.”
Chelsea’s league campaign resumes at Sheffield United on Saturday.