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Mourinho Backing Cesc Fabregas To Handle Arsenal Jeers

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is confident that Cesc Fabregas can handle the Arsenal boo-boys today.

The Spanish international is expected to get a hostile reception from Arsenal supporters on his first return to Emirates Stadium in a Chelsea shirt.

But Mourinho says Fabregas won’t be put off his game should they target him with abuse. He said: “I don’t know what reception he will get. I’m not worried about that.

“Frank Lampard played back at Stamford Bridge (for Manchester City in January) without a problem and with a good reception, I don’t see a reason for Fabregas not to have the same.

“But if he has some bad reaction, he can be more than ready. He has already played against Arsenal in a Barcelona shirt (in the Champions League).”

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