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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"    

November 23, 2014    Branislav Ivanovic News

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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.

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

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.

August 18, 2014

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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.

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.