Browsing Branislav Ivanovic

Chelsea FC – Diego Costa Living Up to Expectations

Posted on 24 Aug, 2014, by in Soccer

In yet another mostly comfortable win over a newly promoted side, Chelsea once again showcased a big difference to last year’s team: Having a capable striker in Diego Costa, who has opened his Premier League chapter with two goals in two matches. More

Branislav Ivanovic & John Terry Cheat Their Way to Victory (Chelsea vs Aston Villa)

Posted on 21 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

Somehow Chelsea got to start their season with two comfortable home matches, and almost messed up the second one. Luckily for them, referee Kevin Friend and his crew missed Branislav Ivanovic scoring the winner from an offside position and John Terry later handling the ball with his hand to help his team complete a 2-1 win over Aston Villa. More

Chelsea FC – John Terry Not the Centre Back Jose Mourinho Should be Backing

Posted on 6 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

After so many years and so many incidents, it’s hard to separate John Terry the player from John Terry the man, the private individual, especially when one of his most famous scandals occurred on the pitch. Jose Mourinho seems like he’s going to stick with the Chelsea captain early on, but besides being quite the influential figure for the team, he’s simply isn’t good enough anymore. More

Chelsea FC – David Luiz Shouldn’t Be in This Situation

Posted on 31 Jul, 2013, by in Soccer

For some reason, despite being one of the best centre backs in the world for the last couple of years and playing for Chelsea, one of the richest clubs in the world, something about David Luiz and his job security at his current role simply doesn’t add up. More

Transfer Rumors 2013 – PSG Interested in Signing Branislav Ivanovic From Chelsea

Posted on 15 Jul, 2013, by in Soccer

Not for the first time this summer, it seems that a defender from Chelsea is being linked with an exit, as this time it’s Branislav Ivanovic, the Serbian centre back who can also play as a right back, is being linked with a move away to PSG. More

Transfer Rumors 2013 – Barcelona Interested in Branislav Ivanovic & David Luiz

Posted on 2 Jun, 2013, by in Soccer

The rumors circulating Chelsea and their centre backs just won’t quit, with the usual name of David Luiz still linked with a move to Barcelona, but now he’s joined by Branislav Ivanovic, also rumored to be on his way to the Catalan club. More

Chelsea FC – Fernando Torres, the Man Who Has Almost Everything

Posted on 16 May, 2013, by in Soccer

While Frank Lampard and John Terry continue to annoy everyone with their urgency to rush over to lift that trophy like they own more than anyone else, there are others who deserve more praise for yet another successful finish to a Chelsea season, this time with a Europa League title. Fernando Torres, who has now won everything but a league championship; Juan Mata, who is in the same boat as Torres, only with less criticism about his ability; and Rafa Benitez, who is leaving with a smile, and as a winner. More

Luis Suarez, the Dirtiest Footballer in the World?

Posted on 26 Apr, 2013, by in Soccer

Three questions linger after Luis Suarez got a 10-match ban from the English FA for biting Branislav Ivanovic. Is he staying with Liverpool and in the Premier League after his second huge suspension in the kingdom? Did he deserve that kind of lengthy punishment? Is he going to learn from what he’s done? More

Luis Suarez Biting Branislav Ivanovic Isn’t Such a Bad Foul

Posted on 21 Apr, 2013, by in Soccer

It’s easy to mark Luis Suarez as a villain – the diving, the racism incident, and now biting Bransilav Ivanovic on the arm during the 2-2 draw between Liverpool and Chelsea. But is it truly the end of the world and one of the worst offenses a footballer can commit? Nope, and it would be wise for the FA to treat this as something that deserves no more than a two match suspension. More

Chelsea FC – Fernando Torres Being the Difference Twice in a Row

Posted on 8 Apr, 2013, by in Soccer

While goals haven’t been exactly plentiful for Fernando Torres since becoming a Chelsea player, it’s the consistency aspect of his game that’s been most lacking. Suddenly, with the season reaching its most crucial stage, the most criticized man in the English Premier League manages to string two impressive displays in a matter of days, once again raising (false?) hopes that he’s somewhat recovering from yet another funk. More