Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has stated that Chelsea’s title defence in the 2015/16 season was unacceptable.
A poor run of form saw Mourinho sacked and replaced by interim manager, Hiddink, six months after winning the EPL.
Hiddink helped Chelsea to 10th on the table, as they crashed out of the UCL round of 16 and the 6th round of the FA.
Cahill acknowledged Chelsea’s below-par season was unacceptable but insists the side are determined to turn things around under the incoming Antonio Conte.
“The season was not good at all, it was obviously disappointing and it didn’t go to plan for us,” Cahill told the official Chelsea website. “But all we can do now is go again next season.
“We know it is unacceptable for a club like Chelsea to have a season like we have had this year. We take this bad taste in the mouth into next year because we don’t want to have it again.
“We don’t want to have a period of playing football matches for nothing. It is the worst feeling ever so we need to remember this time. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and we need to be stronger for this.”