Jump to content
Join Talk Chelsea and join in with the discussions! Click Here

Branislav Ivanovic


.Cee
 Share
Followers 0

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 3.6k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

An actual legend of the club. He played a key role in many of Chelsea's successes and he can be very proud of himself. Went from a complete nobody when he first arrived to one of the first names on th

Says it all. Get out of my club you absolute helmet. He's been useless defensively for a while now but his goals/assist tally saved him last season. I actually laughed when this happened, totally ut

i cant say it better...

Posted Images

Assist was typical Branna RB play...making use of some space and cutting a pass into the penalty area. The goal was a screamer, smashed a low shot from about 20 yds out

Got a video by any chance? :D

Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone here watched Serbia v Wales last night? How did Ivanovic fare? He scored 1 and assisted 1 of the goals too.

He was great and acted as true captain. He was around the action arguing with referee and opposition. He neutralized Bale, made a great assist with a rocket run after taking ball from Bale and went on to score a beauty with a volley from outside the box later on. Overall, we finally got a new true captain in our national team.

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

He was great and acted as true captain. He was around the action arguing with referee and opposition. He neutralized Bale, made a great assist with a rocket run after taking ball from Bale and went on to score a beauty with a volley from outside the box later on. Overall, we finally got a new true captain in our national team.

Fantastic. Just fantastico. Forget the goal and assist, the fact that he pinned down the Welsh wizard is just putting a smile on my face.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

He was great and acted as true captain. He was around the action arguing with referee and opposition. He neutralized Bale, made a great assist with a rocket run after taking ball from Bale and went on to score a beauty with a volley from outside the box later on. Overall, we finally got a new true captain in our national team.

Sounds good. Now, he just needs to do the same again for the club!!

Link to post
Share on other sites

I would not drop him for any game so soon.Probably best if we sub him off in the later stages of the second half so that we could see some glimpses of Cesar before saying that Spaniard is a better rb than Iva.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't think anyone is really saying Azpilicueta is the better RB than Ivanovic right now. What we're saying is that Ivanovic probably needs to be dropped or rested, if you like, because his form has been dire as of late. Can't just keep on playing him if he continues to put in poor performances. Will just leave us exposed at RB.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't think anyone is really saying Azpilicueta is the better RB than Ivanovic right now. What we're saying is that Ivanovic probably needs to be dropped or rested, if you like, because his form has been dire as of late. Can't just keep on playing him if he continues to put in poor performances. Will just leave us exposed at RB.

That would be reasonable to say if Ivanovic has been performing dire for numerous games in a row, not after 3/4 below average games at the start of the season.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...

Is it just me or does Branislav being the furthest man up the pitch so often worry you a little?

Not a criticism, but weird as it seems to be happening a lot more this season.

His defensive positioning was never his strong point but it's been poor this season. Part of that is that because we are playing such a tight formation, we rely on our fullbacks to give us width in the attack and Brana has been a big part of a number of our goals but yes, this is something we need to sort out at some point. (Hopefully by getting more width up front).

Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it just me or does Branislav being the furthest man up the pitch so often worry you a little?

Not a criticism, but weird as it seems to be happening a lot more this season.

Has been the case for awhile now. Hate it when both of our FBs are so high up the pitch when our CBs are in possession. They're basically just taking themselves out as a passing option and when that happens, it is where to we start to pass sideways, backwards or see Luiz makes one of his aimless long balls forward.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it just me or does Branislav being the furthest man up the pitch so often worry you a little?

Not a criticism, but weird as it seems to be happening a lot more this season.

This is a direct result of us playing Mata, Hazard, Oscar behind the striker. They are all natural no.10 and so it falls to our fullbacks provide width for the team. Play Moses or Marin in front of him and watch his defensive positioning improve.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now
 Share
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...