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Chelsea captain Azpilicueta: We need to be sharper in front of goal

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta feels they need to be sharper in front of goal next season.

The west Londoners were still able to secure a fourth-place Premier League finish and Champions League qualification, but Azpilicueta is in no doubt where the Blues must improve.

"The story of a lot of games this season has been that we were not clinical in the boxes," Azpilicueta told Chelsea's official club website.

"In the attacking box, we have missed chances but I think the big problem was that sometimes we were playing well but we were not strong enough in our box.

"I always think of the offensive and defensive phases as a team and as a unit we know we have to keep improving at the back.

"We have to reduce the numbers of goals conceded if we want to close the gap because it's a big difference.

"I'm sure we will work hard to reduce the gap and be close to the top next season."

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