WHEN IVANOVIC WAS LEFT HEARTBROKEN REVEALED

West Brom defender BranislavIvanovic won't forget the events that followed the Champions League semi-final second leg clash with Barcelona in 2012 in a hurry. BranislavIvanovic was a Chelsea player and he had helped the Blues to qualify for the 2012 Champions League final at the expense of Spanish giants Barcelona. Chelsea had won the first leg 1-0 at home before battling to a 2-2 draw away from home in the return leg at the Nou Camp. BranislavIvanovic conceded a penalty during the second leg and was subsequently booked. That booking would prove to be costly for him.

After Chelsea had booked their place in the final ahead of Barcelona, British reporter Geoff Shreeves conducted a post-match interview for the Chelsea trio of BranislavIvanovic, Petr Cech and Ashley Cole. Geoff Shreeves asked BranislavIvanovic whether he was booked after conceding the penalty missed by Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi and his response was yes. The reporter went on to break the news of his suspension for the final to him as a result of that yellow card. BranislavIvanovic was unaware of his suspension for the final after the booking and it was heartbreaking for him to find out that he would be missing out on the squad for the final. BranislavIvanovicrightfully missed that 2012 Champions League final alongside club skipper John Terry, who was also suspended for the game.

WHY CHELSEA FANS LOVE IVANOVIC

Veteran defender Branisla vIvanovic is one of the best defensive players in the history of Premier League giants Chelsea over a period of the last two decades. BranislavIvanovic is still fondly remembered for his time at Chelsea despite leaving the club around four years ago when he was entering the final lap of his career as a footballer.


BranislavIvanovic spent nine years as a Chelsea player between 2008 and 2017 before he leftthe Stamford Bridge outfit on a free transfer. BranislavIvanovic left Chelsea to sign for reigning Russian champions Zenit St. Petersburg on a free transfer. The Serbian international was at Zenit for the whole of the three-year deal that he signed when he left the Blues in 2017.

IVANOVIC LEADING A LONG QUEUE OF WEST BROM LIKELY DEPARTURES

It's January and since the winter transfer window is open, there are bound to be rumours about players getting linked to clubs and clubs getting linked to players whether it's departures or arrivals. While clubs want some of their players whose contracts are nearing expiration to pen new contracts, there are some whom they are willing to push to the market for other clubs to pounce on.

One of those clubs who are expected to be very busy in the window is West Brom. The Baggies expected to let go of some players this January, with as many as up to four players expected to be a part of the pending exodus at the Hawthorns.

IVANOVIC MAKES THIRD APPEARANCE UNDER ALLARDYCE

West Brom defender Branis lavIvanovic made his third appearance under new manager Sam Allardyce in the disappointing defeat at the hands of fellow newly promoted team Leeds Unitedin their latest outing in the Premier League.


In the week 16 league clash played at the Hawthorns on Tuesday night, West Brom were thrashed 5-0 by Leeds United in what was the third league game under new manager Sam Allardyce. The former Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers and England national team manager is the man tasked with the responsibility of saving West Brom from the drop. Sam Allardyce was named the West Brom manager two weeks ago after the dismissal of former manager SlavenBilic shortly after the Manchester City game which ended in a goalless draw.

SUMMER ACQUISITION IVANOVIC HAS NOT YET PROVEN HIMSELF

West Bromwich Albion's decision to secure the signing of Brainslav Ivanovic proved to be a good move at first thought. This is because of the reputation the player built for himself while he was at Chelsea. He was a tough defender to face anytime any day and had the hunger and desire to chase the three points even at the death.


His Chelsea career was made better as he partnered with some elite defenders too, with the likes of John Terry helping him build his career as they formed a formidable partnership at the Chelsea defense.
However, he has not been able to show the stuff he is made of since signing for West Brom. The Baggies signed him during the summer in a bid to shore up their backline that was inconsistent and kept taking in goals.

WHY IVANOVIC MISSED SPURS DEFEAT REVEALED

New West Brom signing Branislav Ivanovic was an obvious absentee at the weekend as the Baggies suffered heartbreak during their league game with top four contenders Tottenham Hotspur. West Brom started the Spurs game at home as heavy underdogs and were so close to earning a point before Harry Kane broke their resolve.


The game was heading for a goalless draw until the England skipper popped up with the only goal of the game to hand three points to his team.

West Brom Going to Utilize Branislav Ivanovic’s Skills

English Premier League is going to witness the comeback of Branislav Ivanovic as he is going to be the guard of West Brom's goal-post for this season. The former Chelsea campaigner has signed for West Brom United this year as the club has got promoted to the 2020-21 Premier League session. The Serbian defender appeared for the highest number of matches in his career for Chelsea of 261 and has put the ball into the net 22 times.


He was the faithful soldier of Zenit Saint Petersburg since 2017 and appeared in 90m matches for them. He not only has a wide experience of playing for the clubs but holds the record to appear for 105 times for Serbia.
Branislav Ivanovic played with Chelsea for 9 long years and during this time he has achieved great heights in his career. He got the test to win 3 FA cup trophies. As a reporter asked about his motivation to play for the new team, he replied with some awesome words. He wanted to challenge himself as he wanted to see how much football is left in him at the age of 36. His records say that he can play throughout the ground. Though he is mainly a right back, it is also true that he scores goals when his team needs it.

Branislav Ivanovic admits he could return to the Premier League with Everton

Serbian footballer Branislav Ivanovic has said that he could continue his career with Premier League side Everton. The 36-year-old parted ways with Zenit Saint-Petersburg following their league success and he has been touted to return to the English top-flight, where he previously spent nine years with Chelsea.

Willian’s decision will be accepted, says Lampard

Willian can choose to stay at Chelsea or not, says club manager Frank Lampard. His decision will be accepted by Lampard even if it ispositive or negative. The club has offered the Brazilian footballer two-year extension contract but he has demanded a three-year extension. His agent Kia Joorabchian has revealed that the player has received interests from five clubs. Arsenal and Tottenham are the two Premier League clubs speculated to be interested in the player and he has also had interest from MLS club Inter Miami.

Jorginho’s agent says midfielder is attracting interest from top European clubs

The agent of Jorginho has said that the midfielder is attracting interest from a couple of top European clubs. The Italy international is currently in his second season with Chelsea and he has already made close to 100 appearances for the club across all competitions. Despite this, he has been regularly linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge and reports have recently emerged that Juventus could make an attempt to sign him.

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