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Daily Mail Feb 12, 2017

Branislav Ivanovic on Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho

Ivanovic is full of praise for Mourinho, but insisted if players were given the choice, they would prefer to play under Ancelotti given the Italian's calm persona and Mourinho's demanding nature.
ESPN FC Feb 7, 2017

Ex-Chelsea man Ivanovic should be remembered for his unsung greatness

Branislav Ivanovic had aged of late but for most of his Chelsea tenure was one of the Premier Leagues top defenders. Recent conversations concerning Chelsea Football Club have centred around their 1-1 wrestling match with Liverpool and the tactically perfect 3-1 win over a vibrant but ultimately toothless Arsenal. Two potentially pivotal moments in this seasons title race understandably dominated the news agenda. But behind the clearly merited clamour for the intelligence of Antonio Conte and the genius of Eden Hazard, the transfer of Branislav Ivanovic to Zenit St Petersburg passed without...
ESPN FC Feb 7, 2017

Players might prefer Carlo Ancelotti to Jose Mourinho - Branislav Ivanovic

ESPN FCs Craig Burley gives an in-depth analysis of how Chelseas formation is able to be so effective. Craig Burley says Chelseas dominant performance versus Arsenal was an indication of why theyre title favourites. Craig Burley assesses Antonio Contes decision to implement a 3-4-3 formation, as well as NGolo Kantes role in the system. Antonio Conte thinks his experience means hes perfectly suited to guiding Chelsea to the Premier League title. Antonio Conte has nothing but good things to say about Chelseas complete performance against Arsenal. Former...
Chelsea must ensure the Old Guard do not fade out from the fabric of the club

Chelsea must ensure the Old Guard do not fade out from the fabric of the club

Branislav Ivanovic is just the latest legend to have left the Bridge in recent seasons. But this must not be goodbye. Branislav Ivanovic’s unfortunate decline over the past 18 months has led many to overlook his accomplishments in a Chelsea shirt, which in their right, are astonishingly brilliant. No one could have envisioned the impact that he would have at Stamford Bridge, certainly not when considering that he was made to wait eight months for his debut, but the 32-year-old departed Stamford Bridge nearly a decade later with his name forever engraved in Chelsea folklore. Ivanovic...
Caught Offside Feb 3, 2017

(Video) Chelsea legend Branislav Ivanovic welcomed to his new club Zenit by being kicked by his teammates

Branislav Ivanovic has been welcomed to his new club Zenit by being kicked by his teammates. Ivanovic, whose name is firmly written into Chelsea folklore for his stellar performances and big-game goals during his time at Stamford Bridge, left the Blues on deadline day. He joined Russian giants Zenit, and they appear to be delighted […] The post (Video) Chelsea legend Branislav Ivanovic welcomed to his new club Zenit by being kicked by his teammates appeared first on CaughtOffside.

Chelsea pay tribute to departing legend Branislav Ivanovic

For a fair while, our Twitter tagline used to be "Ivanovic is great, shut up".  He'll always be great to us. Alas, all great things must come to an end, and after nine years a Chelsea, Branislav Ivanovic left to join Zenit St. Petersburg during the winter transfer window.  Chelsea confirmed the transfer earlier today, and led the tributes as well with several posts on the official website as well as the wonderful video you can see above. There's also a short (but free!) video of Gary Cahill and Nemanja Matic saying goodbye on the official website, and that's well worth a watch as well....
The Sun Feb 1, 2017

John Terry pays tribute to Branislav Ivanovic after defender did not have a chance to say goodbye to all of his Chelsea team-mates ahead of Zenit St Petersburg move

JOHN TERRY paid tribute to Branislav Ivanovic after it emerged the defender did not have time to say goodbye to all of his Chelsea team-mates. Ivanovic had to fly out to St Petersburg on Tuesday for a medical ahead of signing a two-and-a-half-year contract with the option of a third year. That meant the Serbian […]
Daily Mail Feb 1, 2017

Chelsea will miss Branislav Ivanovic

Right backs don’t typically boast a catalogue of memorable goals. But Branislav Ivanovic had always offered more than your average full back in his nine years at Chelsea
ESPN FC Feb 1, 2017

Branislav Ivanovic leaves Chelsea for Zenit St Petersburg transfer

Branislav Ivanovic scored 21 Premier League goals for Chelsea. Branislav Ivanovic has completed a move from Chelsea to Zenit St Petersburg on a two-and-a-half-year deal. Ivanovic, who scored a goal and won a penalty as a second-half substitute in Chelseas 4-0 FA Cup win over Brentford on Saturday, has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with an option for a further year. Speculation surrounding 32-year-olds future intensified on Tuesday when he did not travel with the rest of the Chelsea squad to Liverpool and was instead spotted at St Petersburg airport,...
Daily Mail Feb 1, 2017

Ivanovic did not say goodbye to all his Chelsea teammates

Branislav Ivanovic's deadline day move to Zenit St Petersburg meant that he only had time to say goodbye to a few of his Chelsea teammates.
Daily Mail Jan 31, 2017

Branislav Ivanovic clears out Chelsea locker ahead of exit

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic is tying up the formalities of a switch to Zenit St Petersburg. The defender has cleared out his training ground locker ahead of the move.
ESPN FC Jan 31, 2017

Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic in Russia ahead of Zenit St Petersburg move

Gab Marcotti assesses some rumoured moves around football, including the possibility of Alvaro Morata joining Arsenal. Branislav Ivanovic has landed in Russia as he prepares to complete a free transfer from Chelsea to Zenit St Petersburg, but the Serbia international appears likely to be the only deadline-day departure from Stamford Bridge in January. The 32-year-old, who fell out of favour at Chelsea following Antonio Contes decision to shift to a 3-4-3 system in September, did not join the rest of the Blues squad on their trip to Liverpool and was instead spotted at St Petersburg airport...
ESPN FC Jan 31, 2017

Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic nearing Zenit St Petersburg move - sources

Antonio Conte quickly shifts his attention to Liverpool after Chelseas FA Cup win over Brentford. Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic is to fly out to Spain to finalise his move to Zenit St Petersburg, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC. Ivanovic will link up with Zenit during their winter training camp in Spain to put the finishing touches to his move to the Russian club. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte confirmed at his media briefing on Monday that Ivanovic was talking to another club about a move away from Stamford Bridge before the transfer window closes on...
Daily Mail Jan 30, 2017

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic set for Zenit move

Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic will fly to Russia on Monday evening for final talks with Zenit St Petersburg ahead of signing a two and a half year contract with the option of a third year.
ESPN FC Jan 30, 2017

Chelsea's Antonio Conte: Branislav Ivanovic talking to another club

Chelsea cruise to the FA Cup 5th round as four different goalscorers downed Brentford. Antonio Conte quickly shifts his attention to Liverpool after Chelseas FA Cup win over Brentford. LONDON -- Antonio Conte has confirmed that Branislav Ivanovic is considering an offer from another club, but said that the Serb and goalkeeper Asmir Begovic will be part of Chelseas squad to take on Liverpool at Anfield unless their situations change. In what may prove to be his final Chelsea appearance, Ivanovic scored a goal and won a penalty as a second-half substitute in Saturdays FA Cup...

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