Following defeat in the SW6 derby on Saturday, fulhamfc.com caught up with Whites midfielder Michael Brown.
Whilst expressing his disappointment with the result, Brown praised his side’s performance against the current Premiership Champions.
“Up until the hour mark I thought we were really solid, they weren’t really bothering us until they changed it round a bit, but they are the Champions and they were going to have little spells in the game.
“We got a great result at Tottenham and it was heading the same way against Chelsea until the penalty. I thought we could have got something out of the game.
“We‘re not playing particularly pretty football or passing as much as we would like but we’ve had a couple of injuries of late and we’ve just decided to make ourselves a lot more solid and harder to beat.
“I think we’re definitely showing that at the moment, we might not be creating as many chances, but we still got a few against Chelsea.”
On a personal level Brown has enjoyed a successful start to the 2006/07 season and was full of praise for Fulham’s coaches and players after the game on Saturday.
“I’ve been out on the right a lot this season because that’s the way that numbers have worked - it’s not ideal for me. But full credit to the coaching staff, they’ve done their homework over the past couple of weeks and the game plan has been spot on.
“It’s been great, we had a really bad start, but from that day on we’ve been really solid. We’ve had a few key injuries, with Jimmy and Boa but the boys are all working hard for each other.”