Fulham manager, Marco Silva, has said that their Premier League game against Chelsea this weekend would be a tough one.
The manager said that he is expecting a ‘tough game’ against the Blues, despite Mauricio Pochettino’s side’s current woes.
Chelsea travel to Craven Cottage on Monday and the Cottagers will go into the game three places above the Blues.
While Chelsea occupy the 14th place in the league table, Fulham are 11th after two wins.
“It’s going to be a tough game,” The Fulham manager told his pre-match press conference on Friday.
“Chelsea is Chelsea and no-one can underestimate them because the quality is there.
“Of course they haven’t started the way they would have liked to and since Mauricio came in they are trying to get them in a position to fight for titles.
“Against Chelsea it doesn’t matter what they did in the last few games, after the defeat to Villa they reacted and they won against Brighton in the Carabao Cup which is a goal for them (to win).
“Since January they have signed a big number of players who are very good and these things take time.
“Mauricio, the staff and the players will want to keep improving and to react and if we underestimate them it will be the first big mistake.
“We play at home and it’s a derby, a special one for our fans and we want to play for the shirt and make them proud.
“The game is important for our fans, we want to be competitive, fight for the three points and to make their life (Chelsea) difficult as well.”