Cesc unfazed by boo-boys

Premiership

The Blues moved five points clear at the Premier League summit thanks to goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa at Stamford Bridge, with Arsenal now nine points off the pace.

Fabregas, who teed up Costa's strike, said he understands why he was targeted by some of his former side's supporters.

He told Sky Sports: “I have huge respect for Arsenal. They gave me everything when I was little without them I wouldn’t be here.

“The fans – I take it in a positive way. I know they love me it’s all because we were together once. Circumstances means things like this can happen.

“I’ve always said it. I am not scared. They will always be in my heart forever. But now I am in this fantastic football club playing with a great coach, great players and great fans.

“I want to win everything I am hungry I want to do well for this club and I hope I can make it in the future.”

Fabregas joined Jose Mourinho's outfit in a £27 million deal from Barcelona in June, having previously spent eight years with the Gunners.

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