After missing 11 months due to injury, Armando Broja started for Chelsea on Monday night, which was rather unexpected.
After being reinstated to the starting lineup, the forward played for 65 minutes, scoring a goal and appearing to be quite involved the entire time.
Due to Nicolas Jackson’s ban, he was possibly pulled into action a little early. Now that he has scored and looked good, there will be lots of debate about competition between the two of them.
However, there is just one option for the time being and most definitely for this Saturday’s game against Burnley.
Even if Broja scored, his playing time needs to be extremely carefully controlled after such an extended absence.
In contrast, Jackson will be in good shape and is coming off a game in which he not only scored one goal but would have had two if it weren’t for a questionable offside ruling.
Jackson will undoubtedly return this weekend, but after that, each striker’s performance on the pitch will depend on how well they perform. For Chelsea supporters who are eager to finally see their club score goals, this competition is wonderful news.