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Hull defender Davies: We'll be better for Chelsea experience

Hull City defender Curtis Davies says they'll be stronger for defeat at Chelsea.

Davies believes they can take heart from their 2-0 defeat.

"It was always going to be tough, but we improved as the game went on and stopped the rot," Davies told the Hull Daily Mail.

"That will have changed people's perceptions of us. If we'd have gone and got whacked 4-0 or 5-0, people would soon start paying out on us to go down.

"But we showed a lot of character and not only did we manage to stop them, we created chances of our own. We've shown what we're about. It's a whole new ball game in the Premier League and the tempo was different to anything some of our players have faced before. Maybe we were just caught cold against a very good side."

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