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Chelsea great Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata will score lots of goals for Chelsea if he keeps on playing to his strengths.

The 26-year-old scored just once before October but has since netted five goals in his last eight appearances.

“Morata will score goals,” Hasselbaink told Sky Sports.

“He is a confidence person. He is so good at getting behind the defence and he needs to keep on doing that.

“Everybody says ‘he needs to do this and needs to do that’ but he shouldn’t concentrate on becoming something he is not. He should embrace what he has got.

“He’s not somebody who likes the contact of the centre-halves, but he shouldn’t have to play like that.

“If he keeps on playing to his strengths I believe he will score a lot of goals.”

Chelsea sit third in the Premier League, four points behind leaders Manchester City.

Hasselbaink believes the football Chelsea are playing under Maurizio Sarri is putting smiles on the players’ faces.

“For me they [Chelsea] still have a gap to close on Man City, but they are improving and if they can keep on improving they can hopefully catch them,” Hasselbaink added.

“[Sarri] has changed the way they play totally. They now play more in the defensive third of the opposition.

“They have the ball 60 or 70 per cent of the time – that was totally different last year.

“You see smiles on the players’ faces again and they’re playing attractive, attacking football.”

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