Jol: QPR is a bigger game for Fulham than Chelsea is

08:29 24 February 2012

Martin Jol Manager of Fulham

Martin Jol Manager of Fulham

Archant

Whites chief talks up importance of Saturday’s west London derby

Fulham boss Martin Jol says this Saturday's west London derby is a bigger game for The Whites than facing Chelsea.

Jol's side were 6-0 victors in their encounter at Craven Cottage earlier in the season, but will have to face former striker Bobby Zamora- who scored that day- as well as former manager, Mark Hughes.

"Bobby deserves praise because he played for us and was a very good servant for the club," Jol said.

"Hopefully the QPR fans will think the same of him in a few years. I always want to focus our fans on our team.

"In the first game against QPR you felt the sort of feeling that this was new. It was a derby game and I feel if you look at the reactions after the game from our fans, it is a big game now and in the future.

"In the past I think it was a good derby game but it is now probably a bigger derby game than Chelsea."

A victory for the Whites could see them jump into the top half of the Premier League table, however Jol's side have managed just one win on the road all season.

"We have a lot of supporters going there," the Dutchman said. "We focus on that and we will focus on our away form because that is not great.

"If you look at the form positively, you can say we didnt lose six out of the 12 away games but it is not the best away form.

"Hopefully we can change that and make it a structural thing on winning away."

Related articles


Live Blog Transfer Window Live June 30
 

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest QPR news

Eduardo Vargas during his spell at QPR (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Arsenal are in talks with Napoli over a move for Chilean striker Eduardo Vargas, according to reports.

Lee Williamson of Blackburn Rovers battles with Rickie Lambert of Liverpool  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

QPR are among the clubs battling to sign Rickie Lambert from Liverpool this summer, according to their local press.

Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic in action (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The start of July signals the start of the transfer window and here is our handy morning round-up of the best stories from around the web.

Morgan Schneiderlin of Southampton  (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

It has been another busy day in the capital. Here’s all our main stories from around London.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Read more
Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Read more
Adrenalin junkies, this one's for you!

An icon of British engineering and a consistent favourite of James Bond, there are few names quite as legendary in motoring as Aston Martin.

Read more