Kenyon: Blues must improve next season

May 23, 2008

Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon insists the club will not settle for second best next season.

The Blues ended the campaign without a trophy for the first time in four years following Wednesday night's Champions League final defeat in Moscow.

They were also runners-up in both the Barclays Premier League and Carling Cup, as well as suffering a shock FA Cup quarter-final exit at lower league Barnsley.

Kenyon hinted there will be changes at Stamford Bridge during the summer, saying in the Times: 'Three months ago, we were involved in four competitions, six weeks ago we were still in two and last night (Wednesday)we got knocked out of the last one.

'It's disappointing from that point of view, but we're going to regroup from that and come back better next season.

'It's been an interesting season, but you don't like finishing second and as runners-up. Given the standards we've set at the club, that's not something we've settled for.'

Even before their penalty shootout heartache in Moscow, there had been talk of player comings and goings at Chelsea, while manager Avram Grant's future has been the subject of constant speculation.