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  • Writer's pictureBy Yann Tear at Stamford Bridge

Fulham will be better away in second half of the campaign, vows Marco

It has been a distinctly underwhelming time for Fulham fans on their travels to see the team so far this season - and Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Chelsea did not improve the picture.

Once again the Whites struggled to reproduce the fine home form they have displayed at times and although they showed some fight late on, they did nowhere near enough to get anything from their latest derby with their bitter rivals.

Even allowing for the red card that never was following a foul by Malo Gusto on Willian late in the first half, there could not be too many arguments about who was the better team on the day.

But Marco Silva is confident his team will improve on the road in the second half of the season and finally get to add to the one meagre victory achieved so far in 11 games - on the opening day against Everton.

"It's been tough for us," the Fulham boss admitted. "Of course we did start really well the season away from home at Goodison Park. After that we didn't achieve the results that we wanted or deserved.

"It was a difficult schedule for us away from home for us in the first half [of the season]...I'm sure that we are going to turn it around for us second hal and we are going to start getting better results away from home.

"Normally we are a really brave team that we don't change really almost anything in our approach [to home games]. But the Premier League's the Premier League and it's always really difficult to play away from home."

Silva added: "Of course we want to make Craven Cottage our fortress, where we are really strong at home, but I really believe and I'm confident that we are going to improve our away performances as well."



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