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WATCH: Nicolas Jackson dragged down tunnel after grabbing Everton star by his throat

Chelsea striker Nicolas Jackson was escorted down the tunnel by a staff member after engaging in a heated altercation at Everton on Sunday.

The incident unfolded just after the final whistle as the west London team suffered a 2-0 defeat at Goodison Park.

Jackson found himself in a heated exchange with several Everton players, including Nathan Patterson and Amadou Onana. He appeared to grab Patterson by the throat and had to be restrained by his own teammates.

The Senegal international was eventually pulled away by Mauricio Pochettino and guided down the tunnel by one of the Argentine’s assistants as emotions ran high.

Having joined Chelsea this summer in a £32m deal from Villarreal, the 22-year-old has scored six goals in 15 Premier League games this season.

However, he has also accumulated seven yellow cards, prompting Pochettino to address Jackson’s discipline earlier this month.

‘When you analyse the team, starting XI or players who come from the bench, there’s not too much experience of the Premier League,’ Pochettino said.

‘We are talking about Jackson, he came from a different league. He needs to understand the rules have changed and where is the limit to talk with the referee.

‘Like this, many other players, or players who play less than one year. We cannot underestimate the Premier League.

‘The Premier League, you can arrive here, but it is the toughest league. Sometimes, as a team, we need to be more mature to manage situations, and then sometimes, we make a mistake. There are many factors, but these two are principal. You need to learn quickly; if not, you pay for it.’

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