Remaining an elite club was Blues' aim but they admit they got it wrong amid fan unrest.
The protests appear to have worked as Chelsea have withdrawn from the Super League, according to reports.
Arsenal are winless domestically since their 1-0 victory at Manchester United on November 1.
Cech claims he has "the same quality" after his shock inclusion in Frank Lampard's 25-man Premier League squad.
Goalkeeping legend Cech has been named in Frank Lampard's squad for this season.
Edouard Mendy is the latest in a steady stream of players exported to the Premier League from Rennes. Some were great. Some were not...
Lampard is happy where Chelsea are "in terms of on the grass". But he sees strength in the boardroom.
Chelsea are getting their transfer business done early, and Lampard is feeling the pressure.
Chelsea have completed the signing of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner for a fee of £47.5m.
Ronaldo was damned good in 2006/07. And so were Didier Drogba and Cesc Fabregas.
Chelsea regularly went head-to-head with Man Utd for Premier League titles while Petr Cech was at the club.
Lampard explains how transfers will help Chelsea youngsters.
Derby have 'excused' Frank Lampard from pre-season training. He is only 'one of several' Chelsea candidates.
Petr Cech has returned "home" to Chelsea as technical and performance advisor after leaving Arsenal.
Unai Emery will have no qualms starting Arsenal keeper Petr Cech in the Europa League final.
Petr Cech has criticised the mentality at Arsenal as he believes there isn't enough pressure on players.
Because it's apparently a 'sackable offence' to play a reserve keeper in a final. Plus, the calmest frenzy ever...
Unai Emery should drop Petr Cech in favour of Bernd Leno for the Europa League final, says Danny Mills.
The Mailbox can't see how Petr Cech can keep his place for Baku. Also: Kompany, FFP, and a perfect season...
David Seaman reckons Unai Emery should take a leaf out of Arsene Wenger's book and play Bernd Leno.
The Mailbox calls on the Europa League finalists to boycott Baku. Also: Cech, Jose, and Gordon Burns...
Petr Cech is apparently returning to Chelsea after facing them in the Europa League final. Which is awkward...
"I came from a rival club and everyone accepted me." Petr wants to Cech out on a high...
On this performance there is no way Arsenal are coming close to winning the Europa League.
Ah, Petr Cech: always wearing glasses and speaking to the media. The same media who speculate over pregnancies now.
Jose Mourinho pays tribute to the retiring Petr Cech. But only after paying tribute to himself first.
The retiring Petr Cech holds the most clean sheets - but Pepe Reina pips him on percentages...
His short statement was humble and to the point. It was Barry Sanders and Eric Cantona rather than Ali...
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has announced that he will retire at the end of the season.
"I don't know now," Emery replied when asked if Cech has a long-term future at Arsenal...
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