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Branislav Ivanovic

Branislav Ivanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Бранислав Ивановић, born 22 February 1984) is a Serbian footballer who plays as a defender for Chelsea in the Premier League and the Serbia national team.

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Any time a winger runs at Branislav Ivanovic...
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Graeme Souness has picked Branislav Ivanovic in his team of the season. Here's his highlight of the season so far. https…
John Terry and Gary Cahill make their come backs from injury and illness with Branislav Ivanovic and Cesar Azpilicueta returning to r...
Graeme Souness' team of the season includes Branislav Ivanovic. It must've been a toss up over him or Ali Dia.
Branislav Ivanovic says Abramovich wanted to sack ALL of flops
It's almost like Branislav Ivanovic is a central defender.
Graeme Le Saux believes the criticism Branislav Ivanovic has been receiving is fair
Branislav Ivanovic believes Chelsea are a force to be feared again now that Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa are back to th…
Ivanovic: Teams fear Chelsea with Fabregas and Costa back in form
Serbian duo signing in store: Branislav Ivanovic and Nemanja Matic will be appearing at the Chelsea Megastore on…
Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas leading Chelsea's charge as Branislav Ivanovic relishes the return of Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard can save Chelsea's season, claims
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Eden Hazard can save Chelsea's season by rediscovering top form, claims Branislav Ivanovic
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I support a club that sold Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku, but gave Oscar, Ramires and Branislav Ivanovic new deals.
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Players with more points than Branislav Ivanovic this season: Glen Johnson, Christian Fuchs, Charlie Daniels.
Roman Abramovich was key to bringing Branislav Ivanovic to Chelsea, it has been revealed. (Independent)
Roman Abramovich has personally assured Branislav Ivanovic he has a future at Chelsea. (Mail)
NEWS: Branislav Ivanovic set to make his return today against Stoke City. [Sky]
Branislav Ivanovic: Expected to miss Liverpool clash - Rotowire
This sums up Branislav Ivanovic's start to the season.
But defender Branislav Ivanovic is not expected to have recovered from his hamstring injury in time for Saturday. [Telegraph]
Im still working on FM14. Branislav Ivanovic just retired at the age of 68 (from the position of Assistant Manager).
around, I get that. Drogba, Lampard, Cech, etc. But, we still have John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic.
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Eden Hazard,Nemanja Matic,branislav ivanovic,all in my black book n I hope they live come january.
Thank God There is No Branislav Ivanovic to Chelsea fans to blame.
Serbia lose, and Branislav Ivanovic is on the way home. Sorry Branna.
Loic Remy and Pedro remain doubts for Chelsea and Branislav Ivanovic is also unavailable
Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has targeted next month's Premier League clash with Norwich for his comeback. The 31-year-old tore a
Branislav Ivanovic is back for Liverpool next week.. Chelsea fans right now..
Branislav Ivanovic stepping up recovery as Chelsea defender eyes Norwich clash for comeback...
Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic set to miss three weeks with hamstring injury
Which of these Chelsea players most deserves to be dropped? Branislav Ivanovic. 65% of voters agree with me.
Branislav Ivanovic has signed for Atletico de Madrid from Chelsea on
Branislav Ivanovic starts for Chelsea vs Southampton. . Mourinho can't drop Ivanovic cos he's in his Fantasy team. . Don't you…
Eden Hazard can't hold it together as Branislav Ivanovic tries to speak English...
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my friends think even Ana Ivanovic would fare better at right back than Branislav Ivanovic. Congrats to Arsenal, Terrific stuff
Branislav Ivanovic's deal expires at the end of the season and he has refused the 1-year extension on the table offered by …
Chelsea fan's epic speech will have every true fan on their feet applauding | GiveMeSport
WOW this Chelsea fan completely loses his S**T of camera.
Please go and beg Jefferson Montero to release Branislav Ivanovic from his pocket. This is too much to bear
It took Branislav Ivanovic until the 90th minute to win a tackle vs. Porto tonight. Better late than never...
Alan Smith: "It started on the opening day at home to Swansea when Jefferson Montero tore the Branislav Ivanovic to shreds." [Telegraph]
Breaking News to all Chelsea fans:Branislav Ivanovic might not start the game against Arsenal on Saturday
We've time to get it right, insists Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic ahead of West ... - Belfast Telegraph
Branislav Ivanovic: Chelsea have to wake up: Chelsea and Branislav Ivanovic, centre, slumped to ...
Branislav Ivanovic's recent Chelsea woes mean he could face the axe soon (
Branislav Ivanovic reveals why Chelsea were humiliated 3-0 at the ... - The Standard Digital News..
“QUALITY: Ross Barkley mugs off Branislav Ivanovic. oh no 😱
Branislav Ivanovic captains today's side, which basically confirms he's our new vice-captain.
John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill, Nemanja Matic, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa have all been voted in...
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Branislav Ivanovic is expected to ignore interest from Bayern Munich and PSG to sign a new contract extension. (Londo…
John Terry , Eden Hazard and Branislav Ivanovic have started every Premier League game.
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Football transfer rumours: Branislav Ivanovic to Bayern Munich or PSG?: Zinedine Zidane has been carrying on l...
Chelsea and QPR to be contacted by FA after Branislav Ivanovic was hit on the head by cigarette lighter [Daily Mail]
"Eden Hazard & Branislav Ivanovic after the game. . 😍
Eden Hazard & Branislav Ivanovic after the game.
Branislav Ivanovic jumps for the ball v Dusan Tadic during PL match at SB (Mike H/Getty)
Happy Birth Day our secret striker Branislav Ivanovic who turns 31 today
MAIL MATT BARLOW AT Stamford Bridge: Branislav Ivanovic scored his fourth goal in six games but Chelsea dropped two…
That's Branislav Ivanovic's 19th Premier League goal for Chelsea. One more, and he catches up with Fernando Torres.
In the last 5 season, excluding penalties, Branislav Ivanovic has now scored more goals (20) than Steven Gerrard (18) ht…
PSG vs Chelsea match report: Edinson Cavani cancels out Branislav Ivanovic opener to leave Champions
John Terry to Gary Cahill to Branislav Ivanovic: How the internet reacted to Chelsea's wonder-goal
Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill and John Terry combine to give Chelsea crucial away goal -
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Branislav Ivanovic demonstrates his Six Nations form to Edinson Cavani.
Mourinho praises Chelsea duo Jose Mourinho lauded the contributions of Thibaut Courtois and Branislav Ivanovic aft…
Branislav Ivanovic: "Thibaut Courtois made. amazing saves. At the moment we don't. know which of our goalkeepers...
David Luiz's dream XI: Petr Cech, Branislav Ivanovic and Willian included alongside Pablo Aimar in PSG man's team
can you explain why Branislav Ivanovic will not receive any punishment for the incident involving James McCarthy, Cheers
FA clears Branislav Ivanovic of wrong-doing: The Football Association has announced that Branislav Ivanovic will face no further acti...
FA clears Chelsea’s Ivanovic of any wrongdoing: The Football Association has cleared Branislav Ivanovic of hea...
MAIL Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has escaped punishment from the Football Association following his heated…
Jose Mourinho when asked about the incident with Branislav Ivanovic: "One more question [about that] & I'm leaving."
Jose Mourinho on Branislav Ivanovic misconduct - "Don't make me laugh" [Video]
Jose Mourinho storms out of interview after question on punishing Branislav Ivanovic [Video] http…
Roberto Martinez says Branislav Ivanovic should have been sent off against Everton via
Ivanovic 'should have seen red': Everton boss Roberto Martinez felt Branislav Ivanovic should have been dismis...
Tottenham homegrown star Harry Kane is the man of the year after stunning Arsenal: Branislav Ivanovic has...
Chelsea hero Branislav Ivanovic takes a series of sad photos after the Villa win [Pictures] http:…
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Branislav Ivanovic, a RB/CB has scored 18 non-penalty goals in last five Premier League seasons, or the same amount as Stev…
Branislav Ivanovic: My warning to Chelsea ahead of title race climax
Branislav Ivanovic has five goals in six starts against Aston Villa...
Match-winner Branislav Ivanovic was our big interview this weekend...
Branislav Ivanovic says there is no time to relax at the top...
Jose Mourinho: 'Branislav Ivanovic is one of Chelsea's best ever signings'
Player Ratings: Branislav Ivanovic's left foot wins Man of the Match -
More from Branislav Ivanovic on yesterday's important victory...
Football News : Chelsea news: Branislav Ivanovic is one of the best, says manager Jose Mourinho following defe... http…
GUARDIAN - José Mourinho: Ivanovic will go down as one of Chelsea’s best ever signings
Jose Mourinho has claimed Branislav Ivanovic is one of Chelsea's best ever signings.
Aston Villa vs Chelsea match report: Branislav Ivanovic hands Blues vital three points in close affair at Villa Park.
Telegraph - Aston Villa 1 Chelsea 2, Branislav Ivanovic strikes to put Jose Mourinho on the road to the title
Eden Hazard & Branislav Ivanovic were on target as Chelsea open a 7-point lead at the top of the standings with a 2-1 …
5 - Branislav Ivanovic has now scored five goals in his last six Premier League starts against Aston Villa. Danger.
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Aston Villa vs Chelsea player ratings: Was match-winner Branislav Ivanovic the main man at Villa Pa…
Branislav Ivanovic, again. Incredible player. Full-back, winger, centre-half, goalscorer.
A throwback to Petr Cech and Branislav Ivanovic playing American Football at the Seattle Seahawks training ...
Branislav Ivanovic and Pablo Zabaleta are two of the best full-backs in the Barclays Premier League
.Diego Costa and Branislav Ivanovic after the final whistle...
Branislav Ivanovic hails Chelsea resilience: Branislav Ivanovic hails the character of his…
MAIL CHIEF SPORTS WRITER MARTIN SAMUEL AT Stamford Bridge: In real terms, it did not make a whole heap of…
Chelsea sink Reds for Cup final spot: BRANISLAV Ivanovic’s extra-time header sent Chelsea into the League Cup final at Liverpool’s ex...
Eden Hazard, Oscar and Branislav Ivanovic celebrate after the final whistle.
Chelsea into League Cup final after fiery win over Liverpool: Branislav Ivanovic headed Chelsea into the League Cup
After an intense and heated 120 mins against move on to Wembley:
Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool: Brave Reds Bow Out Of League Cup - Liverpool were beaten 1-0 by Chelsea in their League Cup semi-final second-leg showdown at Stamford Bridge, with Branislav Ivanovic's extra-time header enough to send the Reds crashing out.
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Chelsea book Wembley spot with thrilling win over Liverpool: Branislav Ivanovic heads in an extr...
Defenders Filipe Luis and Branislav Ivanovic also have injury worries.
Branislav Ivanovic's extra-time winner sent Chelsea into the Capital One Cup final at Wembley after a…
I have two words for you: Branislav Ivanovic
Chelsea Reaches League Cup Final With Win Over Liverpool: Branislav Ivanovic scored on a header in the fourth ...
Zee Media BureauNew Delhi: Jose Mourinho's Chelsea on Tuesday secured their place at the Wembley final in the League Cup. Branislav Ivanovic's goal in extr
FULL REPORT: Branislav Ivanovic header the difference as Chelsea beat Liverpool 1-0.
Willian and Ivanovic combine - Branislav Ivanovic sends Chelsea to Wembley with a free-header from a free-kick
Branislav Ivanovic heads Chelsea into final with late win over Liverpool
Branislav Ivanovic sunk as reached the final. Report & pics.
Match report: Chelsea 1 Liverpool 0 (2-1 on agg) It was well worth the wait! The Blues needed extra time to see off Liverpool in this semi-final but we are on the way back to Wembley. Our away goal in the 1-1 at Anfield meant we were ahead in the tie once the normal-time 90 minutes produced no goals at Stamford Bridge, but Branislav Ivanovic ’s headed goal was welcome extra insurance against defeat and one good Liverpool chance apart, we saw out the rest of the game with few alarms. There were contrasting halves in normal time – the first one tight with few opportunities, the biggest talking point a penalty not awarded to Diego Costa. The second was full of counter- attacks with Eden Hazard and Diego Costa going close. We take on the winners of the Sheffield United v Tottenham tie which will be completed tomorrow night (Wednesday) when we play the Capital One Cup final on 1 March. TEAM NEWS As anticipated and as Jose Mourinho indicated in the lead-up to this game, there were many changes from the side ...
BRANISLAV IVANOVIC header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by WILLIAN with a cross following a set piece situation…… yes !
Chelsea go 7 straight games without losing to for FIRST time in their 110-year history: http:/…
Mourinho: "Branislav Ivanovic's boot should be in the Academy, for the kids to see, the boot is full of blood. His foot wa…
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Branislav Ivanovic goal for Chelsea sees off Liverpool in Capital One Cup
That was Branislav Ivanovic's 28th career goal for Chelsea, pretty solid haul for a defender.
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Branislav Ivanovic's header sent the Blues to their first League Cup final since 2008.
Branislav Ivanovic's extra-time goal was enough to secure Chelsea's place in the Capital One Cup final as they beat Liverpool 1-0 on the night and 2-1 on aggregate.
Brendan Rodgers insisted his Liverpool side gave everything in their unsuccessful pursuit to overcome Chelsea in the Capital One Cup semi-finals. The Reds were thwarted at Stamford Bridge in their attempts to reach Wembley on Tuesday night, with the home side securing a victory in extra time. Long after the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Alberto Moreno had been denied an opener in London, Branislav Ivanovic nodded home on 94 minutes. Rodgers' team were unable to produce a response in the moments that remained, and therefore it was Chelsea who progressed 2-1 on aggregate. But the Northern Irishman believed his players had edged the Barclays Premier League leaders in performance level across two closely-fought legs. "I think we were the better side over the two games, but ultimately you've got to get the place in the final," assessed the manager after the final whistle. "I think the goalkeeper for them has won them the tie really. Performance-wise, we were outstanding. Again tonight, some of our play was ve ...
Liverpool attacker Raheem Sterling claims "The scariest player to play against was Branislav Ivanovic. He wasn't dirty, the guy is just a tank! A big guy, big upper body, big lower body. A real tank".
All thanks to God of soccer and Branislav Ivanovic.after a hard fought against liverpool fc .WEMBLEY STADIUM calling. Good work guys.
93'-Lucas risks the wrath of referee Michael Oliver here as he blatantly trips up Hazard right in front of the eyes of the official. He has been on a yellow card for a while now, and he is lucky not to receive another. 94'-Goal - Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea Fc) GO...
Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool: five talking points from a fiery Stamford Bridge Martin Skrtel’s reckless challenge escapes referee’s attention; José Mourinho adds to the fireworks; Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho sparkles despite the mayhem 1) Costa faces trouble over Can challenge Diego Costa has to hope that Michael Oliver had a view of the flashpoint in the 12th minute and chose to take no action. But it felt like wishful thinking. Had Oliver seen what Costa did when he brought his studs down on Emre Can’s ankle, as the Liverpool player lay prone, the referee would surely have reached for a card and it might well have been red. The Football Association could consider retrospective punishment against Costa. It was not an isolated incident. Early in the second half, Costa came down again with his studs, this time on to Martin Skrtel’s foot. It was hard to tell whether it was accidental. A suspension for Costa would be a bitter pill for Chelsea. They face Manchester City on Saturday. 2) Referee endures a ...
Branislav Ivanovic's extra-time goal sent Chelsea into the Capital One Cup final at Wembley, after 1:0 win against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.. Up the blues.
Match report : Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool (AET) - Chelsea reached the final of the Capital One Cup at the expense of Liverpool, with an extra time goal from Branislav Ivanovic proving decisive. In a thrilling encounter at Stamford Bridge, Liverpool could perhaps once again count themselves unlucky not to come out on top – with Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois picking up a man of the match award for the second week running.
Full-time after extra-time: Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool! Branislav Ivanovic's goal sends the Blues through to the Capital One Cup final!! Via Line
Branislav Ivanovic leaps in extra-time to head Chelsea into the League Cup final after a breathtaking semi-final second leg:
Liverpool finaly voluntarily Pave way to Wembley Stadium Capital One Finale for Chelsea after losing a dramatic set-piece 1:0 and 2:1 on aggregate in Stamford Bridge..!! Branislav Ivanovic header in Extra Time is enough to take Mourinho and his mboyz to celebrate his 52nd birth day in Wembley Stadium Finale.
Chelsea beat Liverpool in extra-time behind Branislav Ivanovic's winner, advance to League Cup final
The Reds' Capital One Cup dream is over after a header from Branislav Ivanovic in extra time proved enough to cruelly deny a trip to Wembley:
A Branislav Ivanovic goal in extra time sent Chelsea to Wembley in an enthralling 1-0 win over Liverpool in the League Cup semi final 2nd leg.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea celebrates scoring their first goal with Kurt Zouma of Chelsea in extra time during the Capital One Cup Semi-Final second leg between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on January 27, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Branislav ivanovic is de most crucial goal scoring defender in the world of football!!!
Eden Hazard and Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea applaud the fans after the match.
Branislav Ivanovic, Yohan Cabaye and rest of football join forces to lend ... - Daily Mail
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was left seething after his team were denied what he described as a “Big Ben” penalty during the 1-1 Premier League draw at Southampton on Sunday. Cesc Fabregas was shown a yellow card after tumbling in a challenge with Southampton defender Matt Targett, infuriating Morinho whose players have been accused of diving in several recent incidents. “I think it is a scandal because it is not a small penalty – it is a penalty like Big Ben,” Mourinho told the BBC. “In this country – and I am happy with that, more than happy with that – we will just say that it was a big mistake with a big influence in the result. “I am happy that it is this way, with respect for the referee. He made a big mistake like I make, like the players make sometimes.” Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic, Diego Costa and Gary Cahill have all been involved in controversy over diving in r ...
Jose fuming after Cesc yellow Jose Mourinho claims there is a "clear campaign" against Chelsea after Cesc Fabregas was booked in the 1-1 draw with Southampton. Sadio Mane and Eden Hazard scored in an entertaining, hard-fought 1-1 draw at St Mary's on Sunday, but afterwards the Blues manager's only focus was only on what he believes is a growing movement against his side. Chelsea have found themselves at the heart of the simulation debate in recent weeks, with Diego Costa and Willian booked for supposedly taking a tumble in the win against Hull - after which Steve Bruce described a Gary Cahill dive as "like something out of Swan Lake". The west Londoners came under scrutiny again on Boxing Day when Branislav Ivanovic appeared to take a tumble against West Ham - the kind of incident Mourinho believes is being wrongly hammed-up and denied his side three points at St Mary's. Fabregas looked to have won a penalty early in the second half after being caught by Saints teenager Matt Targett, yet referee Anthony T ...
Branislav Ivanovic with a quick pre-match joke on John Terry yesterday...
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A little festive fun from Oscar, Eden Hazard and Branislav Ivanovic...
David Luiz picked former team-mates Petr Cech, Branislav Ivanovic, Michael Essien and Willian in his Dream XI:
Schalke 0-5 Chelsea: Player Ratings From last night in Gelsenkirchen Thibaut Courtois - 6 The Belgian is probably wishing he'd picked up a magazine at the airport while he had the chance. Branislav Ivanovic - 7 There was precious little for him to do at his own end so he tried his luck down the other, with a ferocious volley that would have been discussed for decades to come had it not flown narrowly over the bar. Gary Cahill - 7 Suffered from a momentary twitching of the bum as Choupo-Moting's drive bounced off him and goalwards, but dealt with everything else with ease. John Terry - 8 The skipper set the ball rolling with an early headed goal and was as solid as you'd expect after returning to his natural habitat at the back. Cesar Azpilicueta - 7 Largely untroubled by Schalke's limited attacking threat while those in front of him took care of the final third. Cesc Fabregas - 9 An absolute masterclass. He was heavily involved in four of the Blues' five goals and weighed in with two assists of his own. T ...
Schalke 04 vs Chelsea at Veltins-Arena in Germany at 19:45.See Chelsea formation[4.2.3.1],see squard.Peter Cech,Branislav Ivanovic,John Terry,Gary Cahil,Filipe Luis,Nemanja Matic,Cesc Fabregas,Eden Hazard,Oscar,Andre Schuerrle,Diego Costa.Predict now on the score line and which player will score the first goal for chelsea.
Paulo Ferreira on Branislav Ivanovic:. "He has had a really good season and is a top player."
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Serbia captain Branislav Ivanovic lines up alongside Chelsea team-mate Nemanja Matic for their qualifier with Denmark
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And I'll always be grateful to Grant for signing Nicolas Anelka & Branislav Ivanovic. Two world class signings.
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Branislav Ivanovic said this after Serbia's loss vs Denmark on Friday "We think we're stars and that's a bad attitude, it can't carry on."
Chelsea pair Ivanovic and Matic slam Serbia team-mates after defeat via
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Chelsea have little time to recover from their excursions in the Champions League last night as they travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool on Saturday lunchtime. Here is the line-up we think Jose Mourinho will go with: Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois should come straight back in after Petr Cech was given a rare run-out against Maribor last night. Defence: Cesar Azpilicueta is likely to replace Filipe Luis at left-back after serving his three-match domestic ban. Gary Cahill will also be recalled in place of Kurt Zouma after being given a breather on Wednesday night. John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic will retain their places at the back. Midfield: Mourinho is unlikely to make any changes in midfield as Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic are excelling in the middle of the park. John Obi Mikel is struggling with a knee injury which limits his options for rotation in any case. Attack: Diego Costa came on at half- time last night but he’s expected to be restored to the starting eleven on Saturday with Didier Drogb ...
Gary Neville has expressed his belief that Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta is the best defender in the Premier League. The Blues have the second best defensive record in the league this season as they have conceded 10 goals in their 10 matches, and Neville feels that the Spaniard's consistency separates him from his teammates at Stamford Bridge. "I'd say, for consistency of performances, it would be one of the Chelsea lads and I'd probably say Azpilicueta," Neville told Sky Sports News . "For technical defending, not making a mistake, not being in the wrong position, not getting caught out... I don't see him making a mistake. And I have to say the Chelsea defenders aren't far behind him; Gary Cahill, John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic . "But Azpilicueta, when I watch him, he's as near to perfect as possible when it comes to defending; he's immaculate." The 25-year-old joined Chelsea in 2012 from Marseille.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD Barcelona's former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been omitted from FIFA's 23-man list of contenders for the Ballon d'Or award. Chelsea trio Thibaut Courtois, Diego Costa - who were both at Atletico Madrid last season - and Eden Hazard all make the list.Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has said Chelsea 'missed' Branislav Ivanovic as Manchester United snatched a late equaliser at Old Trafford on Sunday.An anxious West Ham should discover in the next 48 hours just how long they will be without their star striker Diafra Sakho.Roma are already looking to replace Ashley Cole following the former England left-back's disappointing start to life in Italy.Sam Allardyce has warned his West Ham players that the pressure is on to maintain their impressive start to the season. -pimpa-
Didier Drogba, 36, playing from the start because Diego Costa was unfit, headed the visitors in front in the 53rd minute from a corner conceded when David De Gea was forced into a fine save from Eden Hazard. Chelsea seemed likely to hold out but just before the final whistle Branislav Ivanovic was sent off for a second yellow card and from the free kick Thibaut Courtois saved from Marouane Fellaini but could not keep out Van Persie’s fierce follow-up. [ 20 more words. ]
Robin Van Persie’s injury-time equaliser rescued a point for Manchester United after Chelsea had been reduced to 10 men late on in a gripping encounter at Old Trafford. The captain smashed the ball home in the 94th minute, just after Branislav Ivanovic had given away a free kick and been sent off for his second bookable offence. Angel Di Maria’s effort allowed Marouane Fellaini a shot, which Thibaut Courtois saved only for Van Persie to drill emphatically home. Van Persie had seen three earlier chances saved by Chelsea’s goalkeeper, and his heroics snatched a deserved point following Didier Drogba’s headed effort early in the second half. Stirred by a raucous atmosphere, both sides had played at a high tempo for the opening minutes with a breakaway from Di Maria upping the ante after an early pair of Chelsea corners. The mercurial Argentine’s shooting was not as good as his on-the-ball skills, with two attempts flying high and wide before 10 minutes had gone by. The visitors asserted themselves ...
This is Van Gaal’s biggest achievement since arriving at Old Trafford. A year ago Chelsea would have banked their three points in relative comfort but United kept coming. Di Maria forced a clumsy challenge from the already-booked Branislav Ivanovic before delivering a perfect free kick onto the head of Fellaini and Van Persie smashed in the rebound with seconds left. It was a finale whose drama would have fit perfectly into the Ferguson era. After the match Mourinho, quietly seething, insisted he was satisfied. “My team played a fantastic game,” he told Sky Sports . “We had good control of the game. We could’ve scored a couple more goals but I’m very happy with my players.” So he should be. Chelsea return to London with a bitter taste but their unbeaten run still intact and can console themselves with the knowledge that their business in Manchester is done for the season. Their road to the title now rests on negotiating the less formidable obstacles that derailed them last term. But Van Gaal ...
Here’s the Premier League team of the week based on the latest action. GK – David De Gea (Manchester United) Superb in the game against Everton, pulling off one of the best saves from a penalty you’re likely to see this season. RB – Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Was rarely troubled against Arsenal and got stuck in early, announcing his physical presence. CB – Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City) Manuel Pellegrini should be extremely encouraged by the way Mangala has reacted after a difficult spell over the last couple of weeks. He was solid against a quick Aston Villa attack. CB – Michael Dawson (Hull City) Dawson has slotted into the heart of the Hull back four with ease. His experience is key and he made the right decisions in the win against Crystal Palace. article continues below LB – Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) His consistent performances continue to keep Filipe Luis out of the team. He looks effective and useful on either side of the defence at the moment. / gettyimages.com RM – Jordan ...
Thibaut Courtois (off 24 mins) - 6 Came off through injury after 24 minutes, but was brave in the challenge that led to him being substituted. Branislav Ivanovic - 8.5 Made seven tackles, four interceptions and seven clearances - more than any other Chelsea player. John Terry - 6.5 Was hardly troubled all day, but was solid when called upon. Made the least amount of touches for an outfield player, such was Arsenal’s lack of attacking prowess. Gary Cahill - 6.5 Made the second least touches against Arsenal, but made a couple of tackles and clearances to help keep a clean sheet. Cesar Azpilicueta - 7 Made five tackles and as many important clearances. A typically solid performance from the Spaniard. Substitute: Petr Cech (on 24 mins) - 6 Made just 23 touches in around 70 minutes of football. Made one good save, but was barely tested all afternoon. Nemanja Matic - 7 Without being forced to break a sweat, Matic nullified any Arsenal threat perfectly. He kept Arsenal’s forwards quiet and let nothing past h ...
Chelsea show no remorse in fiesty 2-0 win over Arsenal Jonathan Wilson It was better from Arsenal Sunday -- but it was still not good enough. There was at least fight in their 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday, a sense of coherence and a game plan. This was a much-improved performance on last season's four capitulations away from home against the other sides that finished in the top five. And yet, this was still a game ultimately decided by some all too familiar Arsenal failings -- and by the remorselessness of a Chelsea that now stands five points clear at the top of the table. The key to beating Arsenal, as Sir Alex Ferguson outlined in his latest autobiography, is to push high up the pitch and look for interceptions. That was how Chelsea crushed them last season, pressuring Arsenal into giving the ball away and scoring five of its goals in a 6-0 drubbing off rapid transitions. This time, though, there was aggression and intensity from Arsenal from the off, Alexis Sanchez yapping around Branislav Ivanovic ...
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Chelsea player ratings against sporting Lisbon in Champions Leage:The Blues were given a tough nights work by their Portuguese hosts, and will regret not making things easier for themselves - with Andre Schurrle missing a golden chance to double his sides advantage.Ratiing was done out of 10 with Nemanja Matic emerging our Man of the Match with a 9 out 10 GK) Thibaut Courtois - 7 Several decent saves from the Belgian made sure of Chelsea's victory - solid. RB) Branislav Ivanovic - 6 After an early injury scare, returned to be his usual solid presence in the Chelsea defence - booked for a clear body-check. LB) Filipe Luis - 6 Given the start ahead of Cesar Azpilicueta, and looked good, especially going forward, but did pick up a yellow card. CB) Gary Cahill - 8 A rock at the heart of Chelsea's defence tonight - winning everything in the air - a strong contender to be Terry's successor as Blues captain. CB) John Terry - 6 Worked as hard as ever on his 100th Champions League appearance - making him the sixth ...
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Branislav Ivanovic starts at right back and Nemanja Matic starts in midfield for Chelsea vs Sporting
Branislav Ivanovic made his Chelsea debut on this day 6 years ago. What a signing!
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Chelsea overpowered Everton 6-3 in a remarkable game on Saturday to preserve their 100 percent record in the Premier League, after Manchester City were stunned by Stoke City. Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea led 2-0, 3-1, and 4-2, but Everton kept coming back at them and it was not until Diego Costa made it 6-3 with his second goal in the last minute that the home side finally admitted defeat at an enraptured Goodison Park. Chelsea were 2-0 up inside three minutes, with Diego Costa tucking away a pass from Cesc Fabregas after only 36 seconds before Ramires teed up Branislav Ivanovic to drill a low shot past Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard. But Kevin Mirallas reduced the arrears with a fine header on the stroke of half-time and when Everton right-back Seamus Coleman slid an Eden Hazard cross into his own goal in the 67th minute, it heralded a flurry of five goals in 10 minutes. Two minutes later Steven Naismith hit back for the hosts to make it 3-2 and although Nemanja Matic then restored the visitors’ two-goal c ...
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Oscar: A good day in the end Reflecting on Saturday’s hard-fought victory against Leicester, Oscar said an increase in the intensity of our performance was the key to a much- improved showing after the break. For long periods of the first half Leicester were not only resolute in defence but also posed plenty of problems going forward, something Oscar acknowledged as he gave his assessment of our second victory this season. ‘In the first half we wanted to play good football but Leicester played really well,’ he said. ‘It was not easy for the team. We needed more intensity and to keep the ball better. ‘Jose Mourinho said at half-time we needed more as a team and every player needed to play better. In the second half we managed to do that. The team’s performance was good. We won 2-0 so in the end it was a good day for Chelsea. Everybody is happy.’ Oscar had an important part to play in the goal which broke the deadlock shortly after the hour. The Brazilian cleverly released the roaming Branisla ...
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This season so far:. Branislav Ivanovic: 1 goal and 1 assist. Ozil and Sanchez combined: 0 Goals 0 Assists.
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Chelsea grind out tough win 2014-08-23 17:50 London - Diego Costa scored for the second match in succession as Chelsea made it two Premier League wins from two matches this season with a 2-0 victory at home to newly- promoted Leicester City on Saturday. As it happened: Chelsea v Leicester WRAP: English Premiership After a goalless first half, Chelsea twice almost took the lead at the start of the second period. Oscar hit the far post with a curling shot from the right before Branislav Ivanovic's header was well saved by Kaspar Schmeichel, son of former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter. Leicester, who held Everton to a 2-2 draw last week, then had a chance of their own when David Nugent burst clear only for the Foxes striker to be denied by Thibault Courtois, again preferred by Jose Mourinho to Petr Cech, when one-on-one with the keeper. But 32 million ($55 million, 40 million euros) Spain striker Costa, who scored in last week's 3-1 win at Burnley, marked his home debut by turning in Ivanovic's cross fr ...
MATCH REPORT: CHELSEA 2 LEICESTER City 0 The Blues had to be patient before making it 2 wins out of 2 but 2nd-half goals from Diego Costa&Eden Hazard sent the 1st Stamford Bridge crowd of the season home happy. The 1st half was 1 of few chances with the 2 defences on top,but from the very start of the 2nd period Chelsea were in the ascendant with Kasper Schmeichel in the Foxes goal a busy man. Thibaut Courtois also saved well before the breakthrough came just past the hour,Diego Costa scoring his 2nd in 2games with another close-range finish following good work from Oscar&Branislav Ivanovic. Eden Hazard doubled the lead with an individual goal with 13mins remaining&the points never looked in doubt after that as a 2nd promoted side were dispatched in this opening week. TEAM NEWS Unsurprisingly given the at-times-silky football played at Burnley,Jose Mourinho fielded the same 11 that started on Monday night so there were home debuts for Thibaut Courtois,Cesc Fabregas&Diego Costa. Ramires was back on the ben ...
Final whistle verdict: Calm and composed NEWS 1 day It was the manner in which his side responded to going behind that most pleased Jose Mourinho tonight. A wonderful volley from Burnley’s Scott Arfield gave our hosts an early advantage but within minutes we were level courtesy of Diego Costa’s first for the club. Our second goal, assisted by Cesc Fabregas and scored by Andre Schurrle, was a work of art and an early contender for goal of the season. The third, volleyed in by Branislav Ivanovic, was a more routine affair but well taken nonetheless. Those three goals arrived in the space of 17 first-half minutes and while we did not add to our tally after the break it was still as good an opening-day performance as you could wish to see, particularly in light of the fact so many of our players’ return to training has been staggered because of the World Cup. That was just one aspect of tonight’s victory that pleased the manager, who also spoke on his team’s response to going a goal down against top ...
Chelsea striker Diego Costa bore the brunt of some "unfair decisions" in his Premier League bow, according to manager Jose Mourinho.Costa equalised for the London club in their 3-1 win at Burnley on Monday, the Spaniard sweeping in to finish after Branislav Ivanovic's dangerous cross came back off the post. Mourinho said Costa - who was cautioned in the 31st minute at Turf Moor for simulation - was frustrated despite his scoring start, and will take time to adjust to the disciplinary demands of the English top flight. "Costa last season had a fantastic season and I think in the Spanish League he got five or six yellow cards during all season," Mourinho said post-match. "We all explained to him; what we want in the Premier League, what we want at Chelsea, what people like in the Premier League and what people don't like. "The kid presents himself with a fantastic attitude, a competitive attitude, very clean and polite. "He has a clear penalty - then no penalty and a yellow card. The kid was obviously frust ...
Chelsea fell behind early to Premier League newcomers Burnley at Turf Moor on Monday but Jose Mourinho’s men rallied impressively to seal a 3-1 win in their opening game of the season. Scott Arfield stunned the Blues early on as the Scotman controlled and volleyed home to put Burnley in front. However within 10 minutes Chelsea were ahead as Diego Costa finished clinically on his debut and Andre Schurrle scored a beautiful team goal after Cesc Fabregas‘ sumptuous through ball. [Mourinho: "Courtois my number one"] Chelsea went 3-1 up before the break, as Branislav Ivanovic tapped home from close range. Burnley tried to get back in to the game but Chelsea kept the ball expertly and bagged all three points on a rainy evening up in Lancashire. Mourinho has now won five out of five on the opening day as Chelsea boss.
"Demba Ba takes a jibe at Mourinho" Demba Ba has hit out at Jose Mourinho, claiming that the Chelsea boss is more concerned with reputation than statistics. The Senegal striker joined Besiktas in the summer after struggling to get regular playing time at Stamford Bridge, with the signing of Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid further blocking his path to the starting XI. Ba still scored a number of crucial goals during his time with the west London club and has suggested that he was not given a chance to prove himself to Mourinho, arguing that he was too often left playing second fiddle to the likes of Fernando Torres. He told theDaily Mail: "Sometimes when you are at a club with a lot of big stars, the name counts for more than the statistics. Unfortunately, it was like that in my case. "But I am happy I moved from Newcastle to Chelsea and achieved what I did. I have lots of friends there. "Eden Hazard is one of my best friends, I am close to Branislav Ivanovic, too. All my wishes are for them to win the le ...
The goals were from Diego Costa, Andre Schurrle and Branislav Ivanovic. Cesc Fabregas played a crucial part in all three.
BURNLEY 1-3 CHELSEA Burnley 1-1 CHELSEA 17min: But what a response from the Blues! Mind you, Burnley may as well have gift-wrapped this equaliser as a low cross from the right trickles along the six-yard box before bouncing off the post and falling for Diego Costa to smash home. Burnley 1-2 CHELSEA 21min: this is brilliant from the Blues! Eden Hazard's tricky run sees him advance into the box before playing the ball out wide. A cross then finds Cecs Fabregas on the edge of the box, whose first touch is a through pass deep into the box for Andre Schurrle to run on to and convert past Heaton. Brilliant team goal. Burnley 1-3 CHELSEA 34min: Chelsea are ripping them apart. It's not just open play too as now set-piece are a concern as Branislav Ivanovic turns home Cesc Fabregas's corner from a central position.
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José Mourinho - Barcelona misused Cesc Fábregas but Chelsea won’t José Mourinho claimed Cesc Fábregas was misused by Barcelona and hailed his impressive Chelsea debut as confirmation of why the former Arsenal captain was his first choice midfield target this summer. The £30m signing shone on his first Premier League start for Chelsea as Burnley were beaten 3-1 at Turf Moor with goals from his fellow debutant Diego Costa, Andre Schürrle and Branislav Ivanovic. Mourinho also gave a first Premier League start to the goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois at the expense of Petr Cech but denied the selection would lead to the 32-year-old’s departure from Stamford Bridge. Burnley had taken an early lead through Scott Arfield but, with Fábregas involved in all three Chelsea goals, including an exquisite pass for Schürrle’s second, Mourinho insisted the midfielder would give his team a new dimension this season. “The team played very well but I agree with Cesc being man of the match because he and [Nemanja] ...
Burnley 1-3 Chelsea: Diego Costa, Andre Schurrle and Branislav Ivanovic goals give Jose Mourinho's side victory at Turf Moor Some will cite the financial gulf between the teams, others the technical divide, but the bottom line problem for Burnley on Monday night was that they had not seen anything like this. There were moments, the second goal in particular, when Chelsea took their football to a new level of excellence under Jose Mourinho, second time around. And dealing with that must be very unnerving for a group of players fresh to the Premier League. Only Michael Duff has survived at Turf Moor from the last time Burnley were part of the elite. He is 36. Of course, the increased challenge of the Premier League is only to be expected. But nothing could prepare Sean Dyche’s team for the moment when the full potential of players like Eden Hazard, Andre Schurrle and Cesc Fabregas was unleashed. They won’t have been confronted by the terrifying reality of a Champions League elite team before. They won ...
Possible line up for the first game of season: Courtios, ivanovich, John Terry, cahill, luis, matic, fabregas, Eden Hazard, Oscar dos Santos, willian, costa Chelsea's likely lineup for Burnley clash.Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has a big decision to make in goal as his side kick off their Premier League season away to newly-promoted Burnley. With youngster Thibaut Courtois playing 90 minutes in a recently friendly win over Real Sociedad, it could be a signal that the Belgian international is about to displace Petr Cech as the club's number one, and he could get the nod here as the new season gets underway. Elsewhere, new signings are likely to be on display for Chelsea, who look incredibly strong and are many people's favourites for the title this year. Goalkeeper and defence: In goal, Thibaut Courtois could make his long-awaited Chelsea debut, with a back four of Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry, Gary Cahill and new signing Filipe Luis ahead of him. Luis joins Courtois in moving to Stamford Bridge from At ...
Luis Suarez will learn the result of his appeal against a four-month ban for biting on Thursday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has announced. The Uruguay striker, 27, was punished by Fifa for biting Giorgio Chiellini during his country's 1-0 group-stage victory over Italy at the World Cup. The former Liverpool star was banned from "all football-related activity". Suarez, who joined Barcelona for £75m in the summer,argued the terms of the ban were excessive. His legal team were expected to argue that he should be allowed to train with his new side during his suspension. Luis Suarez controversies June 2014 - Banned for four months from any football-related activity, plus nine international matches, for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini April 2013 - Apologises for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic and receives a 10-game ban Dec 2011 - Given eight-match suspension and fined £40,000 for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra Nov 2010 - Given seven-match ban for biting PSV E ...
FOOTBALL Chelsea ready £30m bid for Man Utd target Mehdi Benatia CHELSEA are ready to make a £30million bid for Roma defender Mehdi Benatia. With less than a week to go before Chelsea’s opening Premier League game, away to Burnley on Monday night, Jose Mourinho wants to strengthen his defence with a move for the Moroccan centre-back. Benatia, 27, is also being chased by Manchester United but Chelsea are in the driving seat, with inquiries already having been made. They have switched their attention to Benatia because Real Madrid have indicated so far that French defender Raphael Varane is not for sale and with another target, Atletico Madrid star Joao Miranda, opting to stay in Spain. Mourinho has still not replaced Brazilian David Luiz, sold to Paris Saint Germain this summer for £50m and he believes that, even though he has Branislav Ivanovic and French youngster Kurt Zouma who could both fill in at centre-back if John Terry or Gary Cahill are injured, he still needs extra cover. If they push throu ...
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Branislav Ivanovic extended the lead on the half hour when he reacted quickest to Schurrle's parried free-kick.
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Match report: Fenerbahce 0 Chelsea 2 Goals from Diego Costa and Branislav Ivanovic helped the Blues to a 2-0 win over Fenerbahce in our opening game at the Turkish charity competition in aid of the Soma mining disaster. With the tournament following a league format, and all three teams playing each other once in a 45- minute contest, the victory ensures three points in our second game, against Besiktas, will see us lift the trophy. Jose Mourinho named a strong starting 11 for our opening game of the charity tournament against Fenerbahce.
Here's the report from first game in Turkey, with strikes from Diego Costa and Branislav Ivanovic handing Blues victory. Next up, report: 0 : Chelsea 2
Chelsea have won the first 'mini-match' beating Fenerbahce 2-0 with goals from Diego Costa and Branislav Ivanovic. Besiktas next up.
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Chelsea's second goal by Branislav Ivanovic from Andre Schurrle's Free Kick!.
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. 30' Goal for Chelsea again as they double their lead through Branislav Ivanovic. Chelsea 2-0 Fenerbahce 31'.
Branislav Ivanovic has put Chelsea 2-0 up in their friendly match against Fenerbahce.
Mikel, Moses gets Turkey chance The Super Eagles duo of John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses are in the Chelsea squad already in Turkey for a busy weekend of pre-season matches. The two players have yet another opportunity to prove their mettle in front of Coach Jose who led his 25-man squad to Istanbul Thursday evening to put finishing touches to their pre-season campaign. Moses and Mikel will hope to get playing times in the duel against Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Ferencvaros to come over the next three days. The busy schedule for the Blues starts Friday evening as they will play two 45-minute matches against the two Turkish sides as part of a tournament which is raising money for the families affected by the Soma mining disaster which took place in May. On Saturday, the Blues will then travel to Budapest, where we face Hungarian side Ferencvaros on Sunday. Chelsea squad in Turkey Petr Cech, Mark Schwarzer, Thibaut Courtois, Cesar Azpilicueta, John Mikel Obi, Branislav Ivanovic, Nemanja Matic, Kurt Zouma, Rami ...
Question of the Day: What links Otman Bakkal, Branislav Ivanovic and Giorgio Chiellini?
Branislav Ivanovic gets rid of his bushy beard after just one day of pre-season training with...
Luis Saurez wins his apppeal on football ban 1 of the requirements is that he regurgitates Chelseas Branislav Ivanovic for the new season
Branislav Ivanovic. Goal to win us the Europa League. Amsterdam 2013.
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. Ivanovic: Chelsea are stronger: by thearcticblues Branislav Ivanovic believes that Chelsea’s summer signings...
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John Obi Mikel joins Didier Drogba, Branislav Ivanovic, and Gary Cahill warming up for Chelsea.
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PHOTO Branislav Ivanovic in pre-season friendly match v Vitesse Arnhem at Gelredome Stadium
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365 - Since 2009/10, Branislav Ivanovic has won 365 aerial duels in the PL, more than any other Chelsea player. Beast.
Who will be our right-back at the start of the season . RT. Cesar Azpilicueta. FAV. Branislav Ivanovic.
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Our Patron Branislav Ivanovic may be in training for the season but he still makes time to check himself!
Chelsea starts pre-season training Jose Mourinho oversaw the first training session of pre-season at Cobham earlier today (Wednesday) as those players not involved in the World Cup returned from their summer breaks. Having arrived at the training ground around lunchtime, the group headed out on to the pitch later in the afternoon under the watchful eye of the Portuguese and his coaching staff. Those players regularly involved with the first team squad, such as John Terry , Mark Schwarzer , Branislav Ivanovic , Nemanja Matic, Mohamed Salah and Demba Ba all trained, along with the likes of Marco van Ginkel , Nathan Ake and Oriol Romeu, who spent last season on loan at Valencia. Petr Cech was back in training following the shoulder injury he sustained towards the end of last season. There were also a couple of new additions in the form of Mario Pasalic, the 19-year-old midfielder who completed his move to Stamford Bridge from Hajduk Split earlier in the day, and Kurt Zouma, who spent the second half of last ...
BREAKING: Barcelona want to sign Otman Bakkal, Branislav Ivanovic and Giorgio Chiellini AFTER they have signed Luis Suarez. FFS LA-DS
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More rumors about transfers. I heard that Branislav Ivanovic might leave Chelsea. I hope that Mourinho won't make that mistake.
John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, Petr Cech and Demba Ba likely to be in the Chelsea squad for the Matt Bloomfield testimonial game.
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DAILY MAIL: Liverpool are to blame for feeding Luis Suarez's ego after Branislav Ivanovic bite
Suarez after biting Ivanovic 'I hope that all the people who I offended will grant me forgiveness &I again repeat my apology to Branislav'
Worth noting that Luis Suarez also offered an apology to Branislav Ivanovic in 2013 after biting the Chelsea defender. Still re-offended.
Brazil 2014: Suarez apologised to Giorgio Chiellini July 1, 2014 Uruguay and Liverpool FC striker Luis Suarez has apologised to Italian Giorgio Chiellini for the bite which earned him a nine-match and four-month ban from football. The 27-year-old forward was suspended from all football activities for biting Chiellini during the Italy/Uruguay match on Tuesday at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. “The truth is that my colleague Giorgio Chiellini suffered the physical result of a bite in the collision he suffered with me,’’ said Suarez in a statement. Suarez has previously said he lost his balance and did not bite Chiellini. It is his third career ban for biting after incidents with Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic while at Liverpool in April 2013, and PSV’s Otman Bakkal while at Ajax in 2010. “I deeply regret what occurred,’’ added Suarez. “I apologise to Giorgio Chiellini and the entire football family. I vow to the public that there will never again be another incident like this.’’ Chi ...
Is Suarez the dirtiest footballer in history? Have there been dirtier players than Suarez? Luis Suarez seems to be on a mission to win the accolade of dirtiest footballer in history after his bite on Giorgio Chilelini. Remember that was not his first bite of the cheryy(weird) but his third after attacks on Ottman Bakkal whilst at Ajax and Branislav Ivanovic. We however cannot allow him to contest alone so we have provided four challengers to his claim. Lets find the dirtiest Andoni Goikoetxea was popularly referred to as the Butcher of Bilbao in his prime so that should give you a fair idea of his talents. The Athletico Bilbao defender's claim to fame was a mad challenge on then most expensive footballer in the world Diego Maradona in 1983.Maradona spent considerable time out of the game whilst Goiko continued his rampage,injuring a player here and ending a career there. Legend has it he kept the boots he used to injure Maradona at home in a glass case.Yikes. Vinnie Jones to most movie lovers is that Engl ...
Its about time he apologised to Branislav Ivanovic for biting him.
your only saying this because of the ban :/. where is the apology to branislav Ivanovic?
This is coming from Branislav Ivanovic's number 1 fan... Happened during the game he got his ban and they made up after problem solved
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“I am truly very sorry about the incident with Branislav Ivanovic."
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Didn't Luis Suarez also promise he wouldn't bite again after the Branislav Ivanovic incident?
did he tippex the name 'Branislav Ivanovic' out and overwrite 'Giorgio Chiellini' in its place ??
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