MARTIN Jol says his gamble paid off after Fulham earned a deserved point in the SW6 derby.
With Bobby Zamora (Achilles) and Andy Johnson (groin) missed, the Fulham boss played Orlando Sa on his own up front against Chelsea in an unorthodox 4-1-4-1 formation.
Moussa Dembele, Bryan Ruiz, Clint Dempsey and Kerim Frei were a constant threat in behind, as Dempsey's close-range effort cancelled out Juan Mata's opener for Chelsea.
"Sometimes you have to take a gamble and that is what we did today,” said Jol.
"Our two main strikers dropped out so we had to come up with something else. I think it paid off."
The Whites bounced back from Wednesday night's 5-0 home thrashing by Manchester United, and Jol reckons it was just a freak result.
He added: "We had a good result against Liverpool, a good result at the Emirates [against Arsenal].
"You can't say we are inconsistent — it was just against United that we didn't have a good result.
"We've shown we can give all these teams a good game."
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