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Branislav Ivanovic

31-Year-Old Defender     Chelsea  Premier

Birthdate:  February 22, 1984    Birthplace:  remska Mitrovica, Serbia    Nationality:  Serbia    Height:  6' 2"    
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Ivanovic was a vital piece of Chelsea's Premier League championship team, as he helped the club to the best defensive record in the league in addition to contributing seven goals with five assists in all competitions.

The Serbian's energetic style allowed him plenty of chances in Chelsea's free-flowing attack, and he was the top scoring defender in the league as a result. The 31-year-old is under contract through next season and will see out the remainder of his deal before likely moving on.

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April 27, 2015

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Ivanovic provided one cross and picked up a yellow card while helping the Chelsea defense to a clean sheet against Arsenal in a goalless draw on Sunday.

Chelsea employed a more defensive approach for the away game, which would explain the Serbain's relative lack of involvement on the offensive end. Ivanovic now has eight yellow cards on the Premier League season and will serve a ban after he receives his tenth. Chelsea will next face Leicester City on Wednesday.

February 21, 2015

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Ivanovic scored in the 14th minute of Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Burnley on Saturday.

Ivanovic, who also picked up a yellow card, has now netted in four of this past six matches in all competitions, a fairly incredible total for a rightback. Chelsea do not play in Gameweek 27 due to the Capital One Cup final, so fantasy owners will have to find a replacement before an eventual double gameweek.

February 17, 2015

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Ivanovic scored off a header in the 36th minute of Chelsea's 1-1 Champions League draw with Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.

Ivanovic, who also picked up a yellow card, has been playing exceptionally well in 2015, scoring three goals and assisting on three others in all competitions. Things continue to look up for his Premier League stature. as Chelsea will host lowly Burnley on Saturday.

February 12, 2015

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Ivanovic will not be charged by the FA for his role in a physical incident during Wednesday's match against Everton.

It appeared on multiple replays that Ivanovic may have lightly headbutted Everton's James McCarthy after he held his arm around his neck, but the FA decided it was not bad enough to warrant a three-match suspension.

February 7, 2015

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Ivanovic scored in the 66th minute of Chelsea's 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Saturday.

Ivanovic, who also picked up a yellow card, has been in really fine form since the turn of the year, as he has one goal and three assists in his last five games. He'll look to keep his fine playing going Wednesday against Everton.

January 27, 2015

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Manager Jose Mourinho said after Tuesday's Capital One Cup match against Liverpool that Ivanovic is dealing with numerous foot issues, but he was still able to play on. "Ivanovicís boot should be put in the lobby of the Academy, so the kids can see a boot completely full of blood," Mourinho said. "His foot with the big cut and lots of stitches cannot go there, but the boot, which is white, is full of red blood and should go to the Academy, but thatís just one example. They gave absolutely everything."

Filipe Luis suffered a calf injury during the match, so Mourinho may not be able to deploy him at leftback and move Cesar Azpilicueta to the right side if Ivanovic has to miss Saturday's match against Manchester City, though Ramires is another option.

January 17, 2015

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Ivanovic had only one tackle, one clearance and one blocked shot during Chelsea's shutout win over Swansea City on Saturday, but he did pick up an assist on Andre Schurrle's 79th-minute goal, Chelsea's fifth and final of the day.

Ivanovic has not scored a goal since Aug. 30, but he now has an assist in three consecutive games. Up next in Premier League play is a power matchup against Manchester City on Jan. 31.