The regression of Branislav Ivanovic from a top player to a liability at Right Back has been heart breaking.
One of the best defenders in the league in his prime, Ivanovic was a tank for an opposition player to reckon with. While, still as good as ever physically, the legs have certainly gone and the sight of opposition wingers storming past him even with an average speed has become a quite a regular one in the recent months.
The fellow Serbian, Nemanja Matic, might not be as out of depth as Bane, but even Matic has been out of form for quite a while now. However, age and confidence of Conte is still on the midfielders side and hopefully he can get back to his best ASAP.
While recently talking to a Serbian news channel, Matic was asked about the recent struggle of Ivanovic and the midfielder was very supportive of his friend and fellow countryman:
Find out what Matic said on next page.