Jerome: We must build on win
Crystal palace striker Cameron Jerome admits his side's shock win over Chelsea will count for little if they fail to perform at Cardiff next week.
Palace head to south Wales with their confidence significantly lifted following Saturday's battling 1-0 win over the Premier League leaders - their first over Chelsea for almost 24 years.
The victory lifted the Eagles five points clear of third-from-bottom Cardiff, who snatched a priceless point with an equaliser in added time at West Brom.
"In respect of who it's against, it's a big win, but it means nothing if we go to Cardiff next week and get beat," Jerome told the Palace website.
"We can't get carried away. We know we've got seven games to go and we've got to make sure we put in the same level of performance for the rest of the season and pick up enough points to stay in the Premier League.
"It's a great result for us. The boys were fantastic. Everyone did their job and worked really, really hard.
"We created some really good chances in the second half and I think overall we deserved something from the game.
"We stuck to our gameplan and it worked. We frustrated them and they seemed to run out of ideas towards the end.
"We did well and luckily enough we managed to hold on and get the three points."
The on-loan Stoke forward also paid tribute to former Potters boss Tony Pulis, who has now overseen six victories in 10 home games since replacing Ian Holloway at Selhurst Park.
"The gaffer has set us up to play that way," Jerome added.
"He likes hard workers and he lets you get on with it in the final third. The likes of Yannick Bolasie, who was tremendous again, Jason Puncheon as well - as long as you put the hard work in going back and defending then he doesn't mind what you do going forward.
"It requires a lot of hard work, a lot of team spirit and a lot of effort from the boys.
"You've got to work doubly hard to ensure that if someone gets beat, you're there to cover them.
"We worked just as hard as we have over the last couple of games but we just didn't have the luck. That luck was there (against Chelsea)."