It has been quite a difficult start to the season for Chelsea full-back, Branislav Ivanovic. It all began when Jefferson Montero severly skinned the Serb on the first day of the season and since then, Premier League wingers who have faced Chelsea have engaged in a game of ‘Who can destroy Ivanovic the most’. The truth, most of them have succeeded and with Jose Mourinho insisting that the player will not be dropped despite calls from media, fans and possibly Ivanovic himself, it appeared there was more to come. Enter the international break.
With the big Serb proudly playing for his country – and deep down thanking his stars that he was not facing wingers in the Premier League- it appeared he could catch a small break and come back strongly. Instead, he has picked up a hamstring injury and has been ruled out for a few games.
SoccerNation went on Twitter and asked Chelsea fans how much Ivanovic will be missed and well, see for yourself…
Chelsea's Ivanovic has picked up an injury on international duty with Serbia. Bad or good news? pic.twitter.com/NtGlymdsFA
— Soccer Nation (@SoccerNationNg) October 8, 2015
At first, Chelsea fans were quite gracious
@SoccerNationNg fantastic news
— Balogun samuel (@sam80083) October 8, 2015
— NEYO | #AniyeDesign (@AlliAdeniyi) October 8, 2015
@SoccerNationNg good news
— Joshua chukwu (@JaHChukz) October 8, 2015
— Kehinde Omotayo (@SimplyTEEWHY) October 8, 2015
And then it turned out, someone had actually been praying for the injury to happen. Cold world.
— franklin olatunbosun (@olatunrush) October 8, 2015
But the winner was this fella who broke out in songs of praise and worship. No, really.
— ALLISON TONYE (@Tonyeallison4u) October 8, 2015
There is no news on how soon Ivanovic might be back but until then, Chelsea fans will stay happy, Premier League wingers will stay sad and will be here watching it all. Get well soon, Branislav!