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Morata has scored five Premier League goals in 11 games this season – but has been described as ‘nothing’ by Chivers.
The ex-defender, who played for the Blues in the late 70s and early 80s, added that Morata is now ‘nothing’ and believes Chelsea may now be ready to get rid.
“He needs a couple of chances now to put away one,” Chivers told Love Sport Radio.
“He’s still nothing for me but maybe they’re looking at that. Maybe they’re looking at the January transfer window and waiting for that to come.
“It is something that obviously needs addressing. You’ve got Olivier Giroud, who comes on and plays well, they’ve been in and out the pair of them this year.”
Elsewhere at Chelsea, Andreas Christensen has admitted feeling a sense of frustration after gaining limited opportunities under manager Maurizio Sarri so far this season.
The Denmark defender was a Premier League regular during the reign of Sarri’s Stamford Bridge predecessor Antonio Conte.
But his Chelsea game time this term has been restricted exclusively to the Europa League and Carabao Cup.
Christensen’s father Sten, who is also his agent, last month suggested a move from Chelsea will be pursued in the January transfer window if he is not given more first-team chances.
“It has been difficult,” said 22-year-old Christensen, who is currently with the Denmark squad preparing for Friday’s Nations League clash with Wales in Cardiff.
“If you ask any player, they want to play. I am the same, and I love football.
“Not playing is frustrating. I can’t do anything about it other than train hard and when I get the chance to play, do my best.
“I have been trying to take my opportunities in the games I get and I’ve been trying to show what I can do. It is one game at a time for me.
“At the moment we have a lot of cup games at Chelsea, and in the last three or four weeks I’ve actually played every week, but not in the games I’ve wanted to play in.
“I have made sure I am ready for whenever I’m needed, but I want to be in the starting XI every time and that’s the frustrating part. I’ve been lucky in a sense because I’ve had some games and not zero.
“At the moment at Chelsea we are winning and we are playing well, so there is no reason to change the team. I have to do my best in training and work hard, even though it’s a difficult situation.”