The prolific Ukraine hitman arrived in London from AC Milan last summer in a staggering £30million deal and a blaze of publicity.
But he failed to live up to his price tag and struggled to adapt to the pace of the Premiership, with Chelsea losing their championship crown to arch rivals Manchester United.
Shevchenko maintains that playing out of position did not help his cause during a difficult opening season - but he insists he was happy to make the sacrifice for the benefit of the team.
"It wasn't a great season but it hasn't been the worst," Shevchenko told SI.com. "People always expect a lot from me. I wasn't well in the first four months, partly because of fatigue from the World Cup and partly because of the injury I was carrying. But then I had a good stretch in the middle of the season.
"In the end, despite everything, I ended up with 14 goals and 11 or 12 assists, and that's not a bad season.
"I know people wanted 30 goals a season, but the reality is that it can't happen every season. With all the problems I had, I don't think I did that badly.
"I didn't play in my position this year. I wasn't the key of the attack. I was playing further behind, away from goal, which is different from how I played at Milan and maybe that's why Didier Drogba scored so many goals this year.
"We made a good partnership with me setting him up some of the time. At Milan I played in my natural role. Here I had to adapt to be something else and I did it so I could help the team. The main priority for me is feeling well next season."