Ian Wright believes Chelsea need to address their problems in front of goal in time for next season.
Thomas Tuchel’s side missed chances in a 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa and needed Tottenham to beat Leicester on the final day of the Premier League season to secure a top-four finish.
They created a host of chances but once again struggled to take them, with Timo Werner again failing to offer much of a goal threat.
Speaking on the BBC’s Match of the Day programme, former Arsenal and England striker Wright said: “They were dominant. They should be very disappointed.
“When you look at the domination they had, it probably starts to seep into the defenders because you’re not taking chances, you’re not scoring, so you’re down there trying to keep them out and thinking ‘Are we going to score?’
“They’re very good chances and they’re missing too many. I feel for them. Too many chances missed.”
Wright believes Chelsea still deserve credit for a turnaround under boss Tuchel, who also guided them to the finals of the FA Cup and Champions League.
Wright said: “You have to put it in perspective; when he (Tuchel) came they were ninth and now they’re fourth.
“He can start maybe trying to build a squad. They’ve got to find a striker.
“I think they’re not a million miles away if they get that striker. They’ve got to be doing that for next season. They have to.”