Nicolas Jackson pulled out Cristiano Ronaldo’s famous siu celebration as he bagged a hat-trick against Tottenham.
However, the Chelsea striker could have had two hat-tricks but he missed three absolute sitters at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Monday night.
The Blues ended Tottenham’s unbeaten streak in the Premier League with a 4-1 win in north London – but that tells just half of the story.
Jackson scored three late goals to give Mauricio Pochettino a happy return to his old club, running to the away end and pirouetting and pulling out the siu – Ronaldo’s iconic celebration.
But the 22-year-old was also guilty of missing three gilt-edged chances when the game was locked at 1-1 and Tottenham had nine men.
Perhaps summing up his evening, despite scoring a hat-trick, Jackson still underperformed on xG (3.37).
It was the tale of Chelsea’s half despite emerging as dominant victors on paper, Tottenham held firm with nine men after Destiny Udogie was sent off in the 55th minute.
The Blues eventually took the lead in the 75th minute after Spurs inexplicably kept a wildly high line near the halfway line.
Raheem Sterling was released on the wing before feeding Jackson for a tap-in.
The Senegal international then scored in the 94th minute and 97th minute in similar circumstances to complete his hat-trick – his first in the Premier League.
After racing towards the Chelsea fans and pulling out the Ronaldo celebration, Tottenham looked crestfallen despite having chances with nine men.
Eric Dier had a cracking volley ruled out shortly after Chelsea took the lead while Heung-min Son had a late effort saved by Sanchez, just before Chelsea went 3-1 up.
In what might feel like a hundred years ago, Tottenham took the lead in astonishing fashion after an electric start through Dejan Kulusevski.
The Sweden international’s deflected effort off Levi Colwill saw Spurs take the lead and Son was millimetres away from doubling the lead when VAR ruled out his effort.
Cole Palmer equalised from the penalty spot after Cristian Romero’s high challenge on Enzo Fernandez, which also saw the defender sent off after 27 minutes.
Prior to that, Raheem Sterling and Moises Caicedo had goals ruled out for the away side before Jackson had a strike chalked off for offside.
Udogie’s red card shortly after the break, following a second yellow-card challenge on Sterling, gave Chelsea a heavy numerical advantage and it seemed a matter of time before they took the lead.
However, Guglielmo Vicario proved his credentials, often sweeping up every long ball over the top and denying Jackson several goals, who was still guilty of profligacy.