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Branislav Ivanovic

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

January 17, 2015    Branislav Ivanovic News

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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.

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

January 10, 2015

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Ivanovic picked up an assist on Oscar's goal, his lone key pass of the day, while also recording five clearances, two tackles and an interception during Chelsea's 2-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday.

Ivanovic now has assists in back-to-back Premier League matches, while posting clean sheets in four of his last six. Up next is a gameweek 22 matchup against a Swansea City side that will still be without top scorer Wilfried Bony, who is away for the Africa Cup of Nations.

November 23, 2014

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Ivanovic took one shot and made two key passes during Saturday's 2-0 win over West Brom, nabbing his fourth clean sheet of the season.

After scoring two goals in the first three games of the season, Ivanovic has gone 13 straight club matches without a goal, and he still doesn't have an assist. His shot Saturday was the first one he's taken since Nov. 1 against QPR, as fantasy owners continue to wonder where the offensive production has gone.

October 28, 2014

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Ivanovic picked up two yellow cards in last Sunday's match against Manchester United, but will serve his one-match ban in Tuesday's Capital One Cup match against Shrewsbury Town, which means he will be eligible to play Saturday against QPR.

The schedule works out perfectly for Ivanovic, who suffered a tough fate with his second yellow against United. He'll return with plenty of offensive capability and a solid clean sheet opportunity.

October 5, 2014

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Ivanovic picked up a yellow card and registered his third consecutive clean sheet in all competitions Sunday against Arsenal.

Ivanovic started the season with two goals in his first three games, but he has been much more limited on the attack since then. He's taken only one shot in his last four matches, though the Chelsea defense have been much tighter in that span. He'll look to break through against Crystal Palace on Oct. 18 after the international break.

September 28, 2014

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Ivanovic took one shot while posting a clean sheet during Chelsea's 3-0 Premier League win over Aston Villa on Saturday.

Ivanovic started off the season red hot, scoring two goals in Chelsea's first three games, but he's cooled off since and has recorded just one shot in his last two Premier League matches. The clean sheet was his second of the season but he'll have a tough matchup against Arsenal next weekend, which will be preceded by a Champions League match against Sporting CP on Tuesday.

September 1, 2014

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Ivanovic scored in the third minute of Chelsea's 6-3 demolition of Everton on Saturday.

Ivanovic has been an absolute star on the offensive end for Chelsea this season, registering two goals and an assist through three games. While Chelsea only have one clean sheet through those three matches, fantasy owners would be hard pressed to complain about Ivanovic at this point.

August 23, 2014

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Ivanovic registered an assist and a clean sheet during Chelsea's 2-0 win over Leicester on Saturday.

There was speculation earlier this summer that the acquisition of Felipe Luis from Atletico Madrid could put pressure on Ivanovic for his spot in the starting XI, but the Serbian has started remarkably well, registering one goal, one assist and one clean sheet in two matches. The clean sheet may be tough to come by next weekend against Everton, but a defender that's involved in the attack as much as Ivanovic cannot be ignored.