Branislav Ivanovic

  • Chelsea keep free-scoring Man City at bay with 1-0 win at the Etihad 04-02-2014 03:22 AM

    Manchester: Chelsea delivered a potent mix of defensive resilience and effective counter-attacking in a 1-0 victory over Manchester City on Monday, neutralizing the Premier League's most rampant attack to provide a new twist in the title race. Branislav Ivanovic lashed home a fierce 25-yard shot in the 31st minute to...
  • Chelsea's Lampard and Ivanovic ruled out for a month 02-01-2014 08:59 AM

    London: Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard and defender Branislav Ivanovic will be out of action until the end of January, the Chelsea website (www.chelseafc.com) reported on Wednesday. Following a 3-0 Premier League win at Southampton that left his side two points behind leaders Arsenal, manager Jose Mourinho said the injuries they...
  • Torres scores brace as Chelsea thump Schalke 23-10-2013 08:44 AM

    Fit-again Fernando Torres sparkled on his 100th start for Chelsea, scoring twice to help the 2012 winners outclass Schalke 3-0 to go top of Champions League Group E on Tuesday. Torres produced a flying header at the far post after Branislav Ivanovic had flicked on a Frank Lampard corner in...
  • Ivanovic has no problem playing alongside Suarez 17-07-2013 11:32 AM

    Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has said that he has no problem playing with Luis Suarez despite having been the victim of the infamous bite when the clubs clashed at Anfield in April. According to a report in The Guardian, the Serb said that he welcomes the opportunity to play alongside...
  • IBNLive's EPL team of the season 2012-13 21-05-2013 08:04 AM

    With the 2012-13 English Premier League (EPL) title having been decided, IBNLive runs the rule over the most valuable players. Enjoy! David de Gea: The Manchester United goalkeeper was slammed by critics initially for committing errors but the young Spaniard proved everyone wrong in the second half of the season,...
  • Chelsea deserve Europa glory, says matchwinner Ivanovic 16-05-2013 09:59 AM

    Amsterdam: Matchwinner Branislav Ivanovic said Chelsea deserved to win the Europa League with a 2-1 success over Benfica on Wednesday after a "difficult season". The Serbian defender headed a stoppage-time winner from a corner to secure a second successive European trophy for the Premier League side after they won the...
  • Ivanovic's late strike wins Europa League for Chelsea 16-05-2013 02:51 AM

    Amsterdam: A stoppage-time header from Branislav Ivanovic helped Chelsea become the first English club to win all three of UEFA's major trophies as they beat Benfica 2-1 in the Europa League final on Wednesday. The Serbian defender sent the London club's fans wild with delight when he climbed high at...
  • Suarez handed 10-game ban for biting Ivanovic 24-04-2013 07:51 PM

    London: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been banned for 10 matches by the English Football Association for biting an opponent during a Premier League match. The suspension rules the Uruguay international out for the final four league matches of this campaign and the first six of next season. The FA...
  • Luis Suarez queries longer ban after accepting bite charge 24-04-2013 03:37 AM

    London: Liverpool forward Luis Suarez has disputed the English FA's view that his punishment for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic at the weekend merits a longer punishment than the usual three-game ban. The FA said in a statement on Tuesday that the Uruguayan international has accepted a charge of violent conduct...
  • FA charges Liverpool striker Luis Suarez for bite 22-04-2013 10:57 PM

    London: Luis Suarez found himself in the familiar position of being an outcast on Monday, charged by the Football Association, fined by Liverpool, and rebuked by the government for biting an opponent a day earlier. In a Premier League match broadcast globally on Sunday, Suarez bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic's...
  • Liverpool fine Luis Suarez for biting Ivanovic 22-04-2013 03:42 PM

    London: Luis Suarez has been fined by Liverpool for biting an opponent, and has been offered anger management counseling by England's footballers' union. The Uruguay striker dug his teeth into Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic's arm during Sunday's Premier League match before netting a last-gasp equalizer to clinch a 2-2 draw....
  • Luis Suarez bites Ivanovic's arm, apologises 22-04-2013 08:18 AM

    Liverpool: In the latest chapter of Luis Suarez's controversial career, the Uruguayan bit the arm of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during Sunday's 2-2 draw in the Premier League and apologised a few hours later. Suarez, who served a seven-game suspension for a bite during a Dutch league match in 2010,...
  • Chelsea beat Sunderland 2-1, move to 3rd spot in EPL 07-04-2013 10:08 PM

    London: Chelsea condemned Paolo Di Canio to a losing start as manager of relegation-threatened Sunderland, coming from behind to win 2-1 and rise to third in the Premier League on Sunday. Cesar Azpilicueta's own goal on the stroke of half-time gave Di Canio the perfect start, but Sunderland collapsed after...