Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech admits it has been 'extremely difficult' to overcome the upheaval at the club in the wake of Jose Mourinho's exit.

But Cech believes the club have now turned the corner after beating Valencia in the Champions League and then recording their first league win under Grant with a 1-0 success at Bolton.

Cech told CTK: "It was extremely difficult to put up with everything that happened. But now it seems that everything is moving towards a better period.

"We scored a goal in the league at last. It was very important - our scoring drought had lasted 460 minutes. We will see what happens when we all return to Chelsea from international duty, but I hope the Valencia game was a turning point."