Blues ignore Mourinho circus

LONDON - Florent Malouda insists Jose Mourinho's emotional return to Stamford Bridge means nothing to Chelsea's players.

LONDON - Florent Malouda insists Jose Mourinho's emotional return to Stamford Bridge means nothing to Chelsea's players.

Many of Chelsea's current squad, including Malouda, were brought to west London by Mourinho, but the France winger is convinced they can ignore the fuss surrounding their old boss when he returns for the first time with Inter Milan in today's Champions League last 16 second leg clash.

Chelsea trail 2-1 from the first leg and Malouda believes any emotion generated by Mourinho's presence is irrelevant compared to the prospect of going out of the competition.

"It is going to be an emotional game for him. As for us, you could see in the first game it was not disturbing for the Chelsea players.

"I hope it will be a great result for Chelsea and our manager." - Sapa-AFP

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