TONY Pulis was full of praise for his side's effort at Stamford Bridge – but believes their home form will ultimately determine their Premier League fate. The Palace boss saw his side put up a strong fight but lose 2-1 to the title-chasers on Saturday. He's now hoping positive aspects from the performance can be taken into Palace's upcoming home games, which Pulis says are vital. "As I've said all along, it'll be our home form that determines our season," he said after yesterday's match. "If we can show the commitment we've shown today and take some of our opportunities, then we'll give it a good crack" There was an injury blow for the Eagles, as midfielder KG Dikgacoi limped off at Stamford Bridge. Pulis said: "It looks as though he's got a little calf strain, which is what we don't need at the moment, because he's been very god for us. "Having said that, little Stuart [O Keefe] came on and did fantastically well, and was very unlucky not to get the equalising goal." Reserving more praise for goalscorer Marouane Chamakh – who netted for the third game running – the Palace boss added: "Chamkah has been excellent since I walked through the door. He's linked up play and we've played some good football when we've got it into him." Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho felt his team deserved the three points but was complimentary about the Palace display. "I think they have the DNA from their manager and they put up a fight," he said.
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