Branislav Ivanovic

  • Diego Costa nets double as Chelsea beat Everton 63 in a goalfest August 31, 2014

    Liverpool: Diego Costa scored in the first and last minutes to lead Chelsea to a 63 win over Everton in a wild shootout Saturday, leaving the title favorites with maximum points from their opening three matches in the Premier League. Chelsea displayed their newfound attacking sparkle with a ruthless performance at...
  • Chelsea keep free-scoring Man City at bay with 1-0 win at the Etihad February 4, 2014

    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 end...
  • Chelsea's Lampard and Ivanovic ruled out for a month January 2, 2014

    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 sustained...
  • Torres scores brace as Chelsea thump Schalke October 23, 2013

    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 the...
  • Ivanovic has no problem playing alongside Suarez July 17, 2013

    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 May 21, 2013

    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, giving...
  • Chelsea deserve Europa glory, says matchwinner Ivanovic May 16, 2013

    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 May 16, 2013

    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 April 24, 2013

    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 said in...
  • Luis Suarez queries longer ban after accepting bite charge April 24, 2013

    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 but...
  • FA charges Liverpool striker Luis Suarez for bite April 22, 2013

    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 April 22, 2013

    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. Suarez...
  • Luis Suarez bites Ivanovic's arm, apologises April 22, 2013

    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, was...
  • Chelsea beat Sunderland 2-1, move to 3rd spot in EPL April 7, 2013

    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 the...
  • Serbia have nothing to lose against Croatia: Ivanovic March 14, 2013

    Belgrade: The Serbians have nothing to lose when they visit bitter Balkan rivals Croatia in a World Cup Group A qualifier on March 22 and raucous fan support can only put pressure on the home side, Serbia right back Branislav Ivanovic said. The Chelsea defender is one of Serbia's most experienced...
  • Chelsea beat Leeds 5-1, reach League Cup semis December 20, 2012

    Leeds: Chelsea scored five goals in a masterful second-half display to beat old rival Leeds 5-1 on Wednesday, setting up a meeting with Swansea in the semi-finals of the League Cup. A shock was on when Leeds went in at half-time 1-0 up thanks to Luciano Becchio's 37th-minute goal at...
  • Chelsea beat Wigan 2-0 in their season opener August 19, 2012

    Wigan: Eden Hazard inspired Chelsea to a 2-0 win at Wigan on his Premier League debut, providing an assist for Branislav Ivanovic to score in the second minute before being fouled for Frank Lampard's penalty five minutes later. Chelsea remained comfortable for the rest of the match, although Wigan midfielder Jordi...
  • Red-carded Ivanovic can play EPL opener August 13, 2012

    London: Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic will be able to play in the Premier League club's opening match of the season against Wigan despite receiving a red card against Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday, his club said. The Serbian international had escaped the sanction as the Community Shield was...
  • Chelsea defender Ivanovic claims Madrid interest May 28, 2012

    London: Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has claimed that he is on Real Madrid's wish-list for the new season. Spanish sources have reported that Ivanovic is high on Jose Mourinho's list of targets as the Portuguese coach looks to fine-tune his squad to give Madrid their 10th Champions League trophy in 2012-13. The...