William Gallas has heaped praise on summer signing and predicted where Chelsea will finish in the this season.
Despite not finding the back of the net, Jackson impressed on his Premier League debut for Chelsea as ’s side drew 1-1 with Liverpool on Sunday.
The 22-year-old scored nine goals in his last eight league appearances for Villarreal and Gallas expects his form to continue in the Premier League.
‘Nicolas Jackson looks like he has everything,’ Gallas told . ‘He has quality, he creates space and is really strong.
‘He didn’t manage to score against Liverpool, but I’m sure he will manage to score lots of goals.
‘To have a player like him upfront will create a lot of options for how Chelsea can play, and he can have a great season. I’m looking forward to seeing how he gets on.’
Liverpool took an early lead against Chelsea through Luis Diaz but the hosts earned a first point under Pochettino thanks to Axel Disasi’s goal before half-time.
Assessing Chelsea’s performance in their Premier League opener, Gallas said: ‘I was really happy with Chelsea’s reaction after they conceded the first goal.
‘Their reaction was really good, and they convinced me that the team is stronger than last season. The players are more of a unit, and they look good for the season.
‘They still need to fix the problems in midfield, where they need to sign one more strong midfielder. I think Chelsea have started well and will finish in the top-four.’
Gallas, who spent five years at Stamford Bridge, also delivered his verdict on Moises Caicedo following his record-breaking £115m move from Brighton.
‘Moises Caicedo had a great season with Brighton last year,’ the Frenchman added. ‘Football has changed though, after just one season in the Premier League, his price has increased dramatically.
‘People are already saying he could be the best player in the Premier League and in Europe, but we must give him time to convince us.
‘That is a problem in football, the media are saying after one season he will be the best player in the league.
‘If he joins Chelsea, it will be great. At the same time though, there was the potential to have looked at players with more experience.’
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