Fulham boss Marco Silva has hailed Joao Palhinha after their 0-0 draw with Chelsea.
Silva says the Portugal midfielder has been outstanding this season.
He stated, "He has been gigantic. In fact, our signings have been important and added value to the team.
"In the specific case of João [Palhinha], when we decided to hire him, he knew what we needed for that position. He is, let's say, our reaction to the loss of the ball, is fundamental in our strategy and balance, despite having to add some things in terms of quality with the ball.
"Position six is key in our strategy."