Why Ola Aina Can Be a Perfect Replacement for Ivanovic
When legendary Chelsea defenders are counted, Branislav Ivanovic is seldom ignored. Ivanovic is one of the finest defenders ever to wear the Chelsea shirt. The 32-year-old Serbian was signed in 2008 from Lokomotiv Moscow and has been a regular in the team. Ivanovic, also known as “Branna,” has more than 350 caps for Chelsea and is currently the vice – captain of the team.
Ivanovic first started at right-back position under manager Luiz Felipe Scolari in the 2008-09 season, after spending months on the sidelines. Since then, Ivanovic has established himself as the first choice right back in the team and is considered to be one of the best right-backs in the Premier League, being named in the PFA Team of the season 2009-10 and 2014-15 while also being included in the UEFA Champions Team League of the season 2014-15.
Branislav Ivanovic is known for his physicality and his sheer strength. Ivanovic is excellent in aerial ability and duels, where he uses his huge upper body as an advantage. Naturally a center back, Ivanovic is famous across the globe for his lethal attacking eye.
Ivanovic attacks better than many strikers and has great finishing techniques. This makes Ivanovic one of the best-attacking full-backs in the world, despite being over 30. Apart from this, Ivanovic is great at making tackles and can mark his men very well.
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