For the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern, Branislav Ivanovic is one of the best to ever put on the famous blue shirt…
The Serbian defender has been a staple throughout one of the most successful periods in Chelsea history, and since joining the club he has won nearly everything that has been available to him.
A natural centre-back, Ivanovic switched to the right-hand side whilst with the Blues, and he made it his own for the best part of half a decade.
He has undoubtedly struggled over the last year or so, but he was arguably one of the best in the world for a few years during his prime.
It had been coming, but Chelsea earlier confirmed that the Serbian had left the club in order to move to Zenit – and the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern erupted with applause.
After all, Ivanovic is a hero amongst the Chelsea faithful – and the Blues fans on Twitter had a very similar reaction.
See what they thought below…
#ThankYouIvanovic THAT goal against Napoli, never thought a goal could mean so much.
— Alex Thrower (@AlexThrower6) February 1, 2017
#ThankYouIvanovic even on his last game as a sub he scores a beauty and wins a penalty. True professional
— LeeKer (@Leekerina) February 1, 2017
2009 Ivanovic was an absolute tank. One of the best RB in the world at that time.
Ivanovic departs Chelsea as one of the PL's greatest ever defenders. Past his best now but colossal between 2009-2015. Scored big goals, too
— Sean Kearns (@SeanPaulKearns) February 1, 2017
Thanks you Branislav Ivanovic, you did achieved alot for the team. Wish you the best!
— Page Anany (@Page_Anany) February 1, 2017
A club legend, no doubt.
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