Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech says they've well and truly silenced their critics after winning the Champions League final.

Chelsea becoming kings of Europe looked a laughable prospect three months ago after they lost their last-16 first leg against Napoli 3-1.

"It was a kind of revolt against everybody," Cech said. "Because everything was going against us and we didn't have results.

"Andre Villas-Boas had to leave, he was sacked, and everybody was saying, 'You have no chance against Napoli, second leg'.

"Everybody wrote us off against Barcelona, everybody said that Bayern is playing at home, that we have missing players, and we have no chance.

"So, we kept proving everybody wrong."