Chelsea captain John Terry has promised Blues fans the squad will come back stronger next year, as they look to reclaim the Barclays Premier League title.
Reflecting on a trophy-less campaign that ultimately cost Carlo Ancelotti his job at Stamford Bridge, Terry vowed that the players will learn from what went wrong this season as they look to bounce back in 2011/12.
"I think there were a lot of things [that went wrong]. Everyone has to go away and look at where we can improve.
"It's OK when things are going well but when they are not, everyone has to look at themselves.
"We haven’t played as well as we could have at a lot of times."
As the managerial search begins in earnest, a number of high profile names have already been touted as replacements for the departed Ancelotti, including a return for former interim Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink.
Roman Abramovich is as eager as ever to get his new man in place so as to waste no time in starting the transition that could see the biggest overhaul in playing staff at Chelsea since the Russian billionaire's 2003 takeover.
Intent on not only creating a younger team, but also one that will help get the best out of £50million January signing Fernando Torres, the Blues are already said to have a sufficient list of summer transfer targets, in what could prove to be another busy summer at Stamford Bridge.
Ahead of the inevitable speculation that will follow, Terry reiterated that the current crop of Chelsea players must focus solely on their responsibilities for the job in hand going into next year.
"We are having a good break, which will be the first time we will get four weeks off for a while," he said.
"It could be good coming into next season but we must make it work and start the season well."