Conte: Chelsea’s attacking play has to improve

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Antonio Conte says Chelsea’s goalscoring problems go way beyond Alvaro Morata’s barren spell.

The Spaniard has 10 goals in 20 Premier League appearance, but he has not found the net in his past five games, including the 0-0 draw with Leicester at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Morata’s last goal came against Brighton on Boxing Day, but the Blues have also not scored in their past three matches – all of which have ended 0-0.

Conte, who has been quick to defend the 25-year-old summer signing in recent weeks, said: “I think the problem is for the team, not only for Morata.

“Compare last season and we are conceding less and showing great solidity defensively, but we are not showing great quality in our finishing.

“We have had chances to score but have not taken chances. We have to improve this aspect, but the problem is not only for Morata and [Michy] Batshuayi. We have to improve the finishing.”