In the wake of Mourinho's departure and the installation of Grant as his successor, captain John Terry summoned a meeting of the players.
"We all decided that, whatever happened, we needed to pull in the same direction because we want to win things," Cech recalled. "We wanted to help ourselves, Avram and the club to keep winning, to get us back where we wanted to be.
"We needed a victory and we needed it quickly. We got it in Valencia and I feel we have turned things around."