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Chelsea midfielder has revealed that Jose Mourinho was his enemy before the Portuguese signed him for Chelsea in 2014.

Fabregas was up against the former Chelsea manager a number of times while as an Arsenal and Barcelona player. He then revealed that he got on well with the former Chelsea boss after he brought him to Stamford Bridge.

The Spaniard told Vanity Fair: “Jose Mourinho? He was my enemy when he was in Madrid or Chelsea. We were in competitions and we wanted to win against the other.

“Then I became his player at Chelsea and I was thoroughly behind him. This is football today.

“I learned a lot from him and I have very positive memories with him that I would keep for life.”

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