Salomon Kalou has sent a message to the next incoming Chelsea manager: let’s not make the same mistakes again.

Kalou admits the problems suffered over the new year were made worse by constant changes in team selections, in an apparent message to the new boss to maintain a core group in next season’s title push.

"Our players were pre-occupied with finding out who was in the side and who wasn't. This disrupted our progress,” Kalou said.

But in a sign of positivity, Kalou insists that next season won’t reflect on the disappointments that occurred this time around.

The striker says that getting into the winning spirit will be a priority for Chelsea as they look to take back the title trophy from rivals Manchester United.

"Our team is used to winning and when we end up losing, things become hard for us,” Kalou said. "Yes, we won nothing this year but successive seasons do not resemble one another."

Chelsea are still yet to announce a manager, although Guus Hiddink is favourite to take over the reins under owner Roman Abramovich.

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