Chelsea legend Dennis Wise believes Alvaro Morata is struggling to score for Chelsea due to a lack of competition up front.
Morata has scored just seven goals in his last 35 appearances for Chelsea after a blistering start that saw him score seven in his first eight games for Chelsea.
“I think Morata, he’s done okay in patches,” Wise said on Sky Sports.
“But they needed someone who could come along and put him under pressure and they’ve never really had one.
“[Michy] Batshuayi they sent out on loan [to Borussia Dortmund], they never really fancied him.”
Wise also hinted Chelsea overpaid for Morata, who cost an initial £58million potentially rising to £70m.
Wise added: “I think if you look at the players they signed, they paid an awful lot of money for some of them.
“I think you’ve got players out there that could have done a better job for them.”