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Mourinho backing Chelsea to shrug off Palace loss at PSG

Jose Mourinho feels his Chelsea players will get themselves up for this week's Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain.

The Blues' Premier League title hopes took a blow on Saturday when they were beaten by Crystal Palace 1-0 at Selhurst Park but they get the chance to atone in the quarter-final first leg of Europe's premier club competition at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.

Mourinho is supremely confident that Chelsea will go out against the French champions and produce a much-improved performance from what they put forward on the weekend.

"I don't think I need to do a lot now. Paris is the kind of match they feel comfortable to play," he said.

"A big match, great stadium, opponents with top quality, a profile of referee that normally stops a lot, doesn't let aggression come into the game.

"I think they will be fine, they will be in their natural habitat in that match so I believe they can do a good match there."

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