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Former Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko has told Alvaro Morata to stop wasting chances and improve his finishing.
Morata, 25, has scored 12 times in 35 appearances since joining from Real Madrid last summer but he has not hit the back of the net since Boxing Day.
“I’ve seen a lot of him,” Shevchenko, who now manages Ukraine’s national team, said. “He’s had a lot of chances.
“I think you need to improve the finishing when you have chances.
“It’s good when a striker has chances, it’s very positive.
“You need this for scoring goals and helping the team to win.”
Chelsea battled Manchester United for Morata’s signature last summer before Jose Mourinho aborted a potential swoop and turned his attention to Romelu Lukaku.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has moaned that his club do not have the same financial power as Manchester City and United to attract the game’s best talent.
But Shevchenko, who cost the Blues around £30million in 2006, believes they should focus on recruiting up-and-coming stars instead of shelling out huge fees for established names.
“It’s always a big competition between the English clubs – who signs the best player,” he said.
“There’s still all these big teams in the competition, maybe next year Chelsea will sign a couple of new players.
“You always have to be ahead, in the scouting too. You need to scout the good, young players and sign the players exactly that you’re looking for in the position.”
Chelsea would face a challenge in attracting fresh blood to the club in the summer if they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
The Blues are behind Tottenham, who occupy the final top-four spot, but Shevchenko believes his former club can still book their place among Europe’s elite.
“It would not be a disaster but the ambition of the club is to play in Champions League,” he said. “I think the Champions League race is still open.”