Stamford Bridge

Next Game

Chelsea v Stoke

Saturday, 04 April 2015, 17:30

Barclays Prem

The KC Stadium

Last Game

Hull City 2 - 3 Chelsea

Sunday, 22 March 2015, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Ivanovic targeting the title

Branislav Ivanovic believes Chelsea have their best chance to win the title since lifting the Premier League under Carlo Ancelotti in 2010.

Last Updated: 03/12/13 at 12:34 Post Comment

Branislav Ivanovic: Defender feels Chelsea can win the title

Branislav Ivanovic: Defender feels Chelsea can win the title

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Chelsea are now back under the stewardship of Jose Mourinho, who secured two Premier League crowns during his first spell at Stamford Bridge.

A 3-1 home win over Southampton on Sunday kept Chelsea four points behind leaders Arsenal and Ivanovic feels the team are in a good position to mount a title charge.

"At the moment, yes, it is our best chance of winning the title since 2010," said Ivanovic.

"At this stage in the years before, we would always be trailing by a lot of points, but we are up there now and this has given us an opportunity.

"It's a good thing when you go into games feeling you are there and right at the top.

"It's not like last year where we had to run for the points and it put us under pressure and was much more difficult.

"We have improved as a team, but we have to show it every game."

Gary Cahill, who scored Chelsea's equaliser against Southampton, also feels that there are plenty of reasons for optimism in west London.

The defender told the club's official website: "We have some very tough games but you can also look at them as opportunities to keep the momentum going.

"Maybe the consistency isn't quite there but we're still in the Capital One Cup, we've qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League and we're pushing near the top of the table, so it's not all doom and gloom."

Meanwhile, Ivanovic also suggested Demba Ba will have a key role to play in the coming weeks after the striker impressed as a half-time substitute against Southampton.

Ivanovic said: "Demba shows every minute he's on the pitch that he tries to fight and is a physical striker.

"Sometimes you have to change your style of football and try to hit long balls. He's very useful for this team and very important.

"We can change our play because of that, especially in some games away from home when we are winning.

"He's a guy that can keep the ball up front. We will use him a lot in December and January."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

rodger's gusset
Arsenal interest in Sterling

T

he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

ricky villa
Hodgson: Barkley was brilliant

N

o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

badwolf
Townsend: I've silenced critics

Footer 365

Raheem Sterling will not resume Liverpool contract talks until the summer

Raheem Sterling has confirmed that he will not resume talks over a new contract with Liverpool until the summer.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane wants to play for England U21s at European Championship says Roy Hodgson

Harry Kane wants to "finish the job" and go to the European U21 Championship this summer, according to Roy Hodgson.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila keen on new loan for Jason Denayer

Celtic manager Ronny Deila will try to persuade Jason Denayer and Manchester City to extend the centre-back's loan.

Mail Box

Is This The End Of Ex-Players As Managers?

Do massive wages and cushty TV numbers signal the end of the ex-high-profile player turned manager? Plus Liverpool fans don't actually say the 'next year' thing...

A Solution For The Premier League's 39th Game...

One morning Mailboxer solves the 39th game conundrum. Plus England were actually alright, Harry Kane is rubbish again and do Arsenal have the most embarrassing fans?

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company