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Branislav Ivanovic

30-Year-Old Defender     Chelsea  Premier

Birthdate:  February 22, 1984    Birthplace:  remska Mitrovica, Serbia    Nationality:  Serbia    Height:  6' 2"    

August 18, 2014    Branislav Ivanovic News

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Ivanovic banged home Cesc Fabregas' corner kick in the 34th minute of Chelsea's 3-1 win over Burnley on Monday.

Ivanovic lost the clean sheet when Burnley opened the scoring in the 14th minute, but he made it up to fantasy owners by going unmarked into the box to score of the corner. Despite being a bit on the smaller size, Ivanovic is very dangerous in the box, which keeps him valuable in most fantasy leagues.

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Branislav Ivanovic: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

June 3, 2014

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Paris Saint-Germain are hoping to have talks with Chelsea about securing Ivanovic, reports the Daily Mail.

Ivanovic has two years remaining on his current contract, but is hopeful of spending the rest of his career with the club. Since he is over 30, however, Chelsea will likely only offer the defender a one-year contract extension next year, during the final year of his current deal.

March 5, 2014

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Ivanovic said that he is the happiest he has ever been at Chelsea after Paris St. Germain was rumored to be interested in striking a transfer deal for the defender, reports Sky Sports.

Ivanovic has been with Chelsea for the past six years, and affirmed that the team is improving and can see the team becoming even better in the future.

February 12, 2014

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Ivanovic scored late in the first half of Tuesday's 1-1 draw against Newcastle at The Hawthorns.

Ivanovic's goal came more than three minutes into extra time, despite the referee calling for only two minutes. Ivanovic has been an elite fantasy defender of late, recording two goals, one assist and two clean sheets in his last three matches. Up next is a tie with Manchester City in the FA Cup on Saturday, followed by a return to Premier League action on February 22 against Everton at Stamford Bridge.

February 8, 2014

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Ivanovic assisted on the first of Eden Hazard's three goals during Chelsea's 3-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday.

Ivanovic has been an excellent fantasy producer of late, recording a goal and an assist, along with two clean sheets, in his last two Premier League matches. The defender has been a big part of Chelsea's recent defensive form, which will look for its fourth consecutive shutout Tuesday at West Brom.

February 3, 2014

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Ivanovic scored in the 32nd minute of Chelsea's 1-0 win at Manchester City on Monday.

Ivanovic's left-footed strike from 25-yards out beat City goalkeeper Joe Hart for the only score of the match. It was a big one for the Blues, who pulled even with City in the table, and now trail league-leaders Arsenal by only two. Ivanovic, who was also hit with a yellow card, has only two goals this season after scoring eight in all competitions for Chelsea last season.

January 19, 2014

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Ivanovic is in the starting XI for Sunday's Premier League match against Manchester United.

Ivanovic had a knee injury that was supposed to keep him out until the end of January, but he is inserted into the starting XI after only training Friday.

January 1, 2014

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Ivanovic is expected to miss the rest of January due to the knee injury he suffered last Sunday against Liverpool, the Daily Mail reports.

Ivanovic hasn't been a great fantasy contributor this season, failing to match his pace from last year. Missing a month due to a knee injury certainly won't help him get back to that.