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Fulham boss Silva: Our fans know we went eye-to-eye with Chelsea tonight

Fulham boss Marco Silva was pleased with his players after their 0-0 draw at Chelsea.

The result sees the Cottagers move into sixth position on the table.

Silva later said, "Proper derby. We knew before the match it would be difficult to come here.

"We understood perfectly the strategy to the match. That ambition, that desire, that togetherness, that quality in some moments.

"We went eye to eye with Chelsea in a derby that's really special for our fans. They did it. I'm so proud of them.

"Amazing intensity. I said at half-time we need to keep that intensity. Our start of the game was so good, so intense. A team who are clear what they're doing. We have real belief in ourselves."

On their lack of recent goals, he said: "It's not a concern. We're an offensive team but we have to understand the teams we played against - twice against Chelsea, probably the best defence in the league in Newcastle, against Tottenham, whose defensive organisation is really strong. I'm not really worried about the situation. We'll keep providing chances for our players and we will score."

On his 400th game as a manager, Silva concluded: "The first thing I'll remember in the future will be about the pride of my players in the way they performed tonight."

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