Chelsea skipper John Terry has severely criticised the team's performances in recent weeks which cost Roberto di Matteo his job and left the club with ground to make up in the Premier League.
In his programme notes for the Champions League tie against FC Nordsjaelland, he called on the squad to "stand up and take responsibility" for the predicament they find themselves in.
"Let's not beat around the bush. No wins in six games is simply not good enough and, since I have been here, I have not experienced a run like this,'' Terry wrote. "We, as players, have to stand up and take responsibility - stand up and stay together.
"We demand a lot of ourselves and we have to focus on rediscovering the winning habit. The game on Saturday [at West Ham] was hard for me to watch. We need to be stronger than that and we know we can't let that happen again.
"Let's show some fight and desire for our club and for the shirt. Players will come and go, but what must always remain is the spirit within this club; never give up and fight for every last thing.''