Chelsea must shoulder "collective responsibility" for Jose Mourinho's sacking to fight for a respectable Premier League finish, according to coach Steve Holland.
Interim boss Guus Hiddink will start work on Monday, bidding to steer Chelsea to stability after Mourinho's departure last week.
Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa were heavily booed and dubbed "rats" by one fan's banner in Saturday's 3-1 league win over Sunderland.
Hiddink will now pick up the pieces of the post-Mourinho acrimony, but Holland has challenged Chelsea's players to provide their own solutions.
"If you stand and are photographed will all the trophies last season you have to stand by the troubles this season," Holland told Chelsea TV.
"I'm not one for attaching myself to success but detaching myself from failure, or from disappointment.
"That's the way everyone has to look at it, you can't have it both ways - so I think collective responsibility is the key phrase here.
"Once the second goal went in you could see the effect that had on them, and there were some signs of confidence coming back. So it was a very important win."
Mourinho's second Stamford Bridge stint crashed to a halt last week, seven months after the Premier League title - but also following nine defeats in 16 league games this term.
Branislav Ivanovic, Pedro and Oscar struck for Chelsea's comfortable victory over Sunderland, but the win could not mask the sizeable task ahead of Hiddink.
The former Holland manager led Chelsea to FA Cup glory in his first short-term stint in 2009, but faces an even greater challenge second time around.
Hiddink's last job with Holland was not a success, so the 69-year-old is keen to repair both personal and collective reputations at Stamford Bridge.
Didier Drogba sat alongside owner Roman Abramovich and new boss Hiddink for the Sunderland win, but Chelsea say their former striker will not be joining the club's backroom staff.
While Chelsea chase Mourinho's long-term successor behind the scenes the Blues' stars are keen to keep raising performance levels.
Fabregas was forced to deny allegations of attempting to undermine Mourinho's tenure, but now the squad have Holland's "collective responsibility" warning ringing in their ears.
Captain John Terry accepted Chelsea's players must now work overtime to win back the support of their mutinous fans.
"Absolutely and rightly so as well," Terry told Chelsea's official website, when asked if restoring fan support would be crucial now.
"Chelsea is such a big club and we are not used to being down here.
"The last 10 years we have had such good times and the fans have supported us through this difficult period and we will come out on top, sooner or later, if we keep putting in performances like that.
"The fans will be happy and they will be going home with smiles on their faces but rightly they are disappointed and so are we, we don't want to be where we are.
"All of us are in this position, it is not one or two individuals, we are in this position because one or two have performed and the rest haven't unfortunately - but that is behind us now.
"It is all in the past and we have to move on and start winning matches. Chelsea need to be a lot higher in the league than we are."