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Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic believes the fixture against Manchester United gives the Blues an early chance to stamp their authority on the Premier League title race.

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Branislav Ivanovic: Chelsea defender keen to put down an early marker

Branislav Ivanovic: Chelsea defender keen to put down an early marker

Ivanovic is keen to get off to a flying start following the return of Jose Mourinho and he already has his eyes on the trip to Old Trafford on August 26.

He said: "It's very important, more mentally, because it's the beginning of the season.

"That game will not decide who is going to be champions, but it will decide a lot of things about the confidence and about the team.

"It's very important for us psychologically to start the season well. I think it can give us extra confidence and after that we can play game by game.

"The season is very long. We have to be ready for every challenge."

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