Given that Nicolas Jackson’s Chelsea career has gotten off to a slower start than Didier Drogba’s, Chelsea supporters have been advised to be patient.
The 22-year-old left Villarreal in the summer and joined the Blues for £32 million.
Jackson made an impression during the preseason, scoring twice, but he has only scored once in his first six Premier League outings.
He continued to display glimmers of his actual talent in the 1-1 draw against Liverpool in August, when he made his Premier League debut.
The forward was held scoreless in the 1-0 loss to Aston Villa over the weekend, but Scott Minto thinks he has what it takes to compete with the best, much like Didier Drogba.
The former Chelsea defender was quoted as saying to talkSPORT: “I genuinely like Nicolas Jackson, and I think if you give him time, he will be a fantastic Premier League striker.
He is strong, quick, has defenders hanging off of him, is sharp, and wants to work hard for the club, in my opinion.
The only thing he is now lacking is the ability to put the ball in the back of the net.
“When Didier Drogba first joined Chelsea, some of the supporters weren’t immediately on board with him. He took a while to relax.
Jackson is a player I really like, and he is a really fantastic player, I’m telling you.
Given that Drogba is regarded as an icon in west London, Jackson may undoubtedly take great delight in such a comparison.
The former Ivory Coast international amassed 164 goals for the team and was essential to their first-ever Champions League victory in 2012. He also won four Premier League championships.
Drogba was renowned for his ability to score goals and wreck havoc on opposing defenses.
The troubles the team has had with other strikers in previous seasons will have Chelsea supporters hopeful that Jackson may repeat similar success at the club.