Martin Jol was left frustrated after Fulham’s failure to capitalise on a promising opening saw their poor record at home against Chelsea continue.
Despite dictating the opening exchanges the Cottagers fell behind after half-an-hour when David Luiz crowned his 100th Chelsea appearance with a thumping 35-yarder.
And after John Terry grabbed his first brace since November 2004, Jol insisted his side were better from the start.
“I thought we were maybe the better team for the first half an hour,” Jol told Sky Sports. “That’s the frustrating thing – we couldn’t capitalise on it.”
The Dutchman also admitted that the manner in which his side conceded the goals disappointed him.
“You saw the goalscorers,” Jol added. “We didn’t close Luiz in midfield. It was a great shot but we could have closed it down.
“For the second goal we couldn’t clear the ball and the third goal is from a corner as well.”
Bryan Ruiz’s contentious yellow card for simulation also drew an angry reaction from the Fulham manager.
“I think it was a ridiculous situation,” Jol said. “You could see he lost his balance because of the defender.
“It was never a dive. Anyone could see that. He [the referee] is the only person on the pitch who thought that was a dive.”
Fulham next match sees them face-off against London rivals Arsenal as they seek to finish off the season in style.
“We want to get as many points as possible,” the 57-year-old said.
“Hopefully we can pick up eight or nine points before the end of the season.”
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