The Irishman says the Cottagers owed their fans a positive result after being thrashed by Manchester United, and hopes they can build on the performance against Norwich
Martin Jol’s men have endured a difficult first half of the campaign and took on their west London rivals having only just suffered a 5-0 humiliation at home to Manchester United, but emerged with a point having proved more than a match for their more illustrious opponents.
After the game Kelly revealed he and his team-mates felt they owed their fans a positive result after the United performance, and hopes their display on Monday will give them the confidence to turn their season around.
"We were very happy on Monday because we needed to give a good result to the fans," he told the club's official website.
"To go to Stamford Bridge is never easy but to come away with a draw is a great boost and shows us what we're capable of.
"I thought we got forward well and defended well against Chelsea.
"We were resilient and at times we showed glimpses of really good attacking football.
"The manager set up the team that put the onus on them rather than us sitting back.
"We caused Chelsea a lot of problems and that's what the intent was and it worked out well.
"Everybody was very happy with the performance and hopefully we can build on that when we go to Norwich on Saturday."
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