Ivanovic Expects Attractive Football
Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has claimed that he expects the club to play an attractive style of football in the coming campaign. The club wasted no time in strengthen their squad after the opening of the transfer window. They have brought in Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, and Filipe Luis, while Thibaut Courtois has also been recalled from his loan spell at Atletico Madrid. These three acquisitions are expected to bring a different style of football to the club. Cesc Fabregas, in particular, is known as a player who can find the precise passes to unlock defences.
Last season, Chelsea won no major silverware but they did come close to several trophies like the Premier league and Champions League. It was a widely held belief that the club did not have a top-class striker who could provide the cutting edge in tough matches. This attribute has been corrected following the signing of Costa from Atletico Madrid for around £ 32 million. The Spanish international has been looking excellent in pre-season. This has made Ivanovic confident about the upcoming season. He also says that the club are now ready to play the attractive style of football that owner Roman Abramovich is especially known to be fond of.
"I think we will be much more creative in attack with the new players that we got in the summer. Now we have a lot of players that are really strong in attacking moves, so I believe that we will be really strong. And I also hope that we will be strong enough to win some trophies," said Ivanovic, who has been linked with a move to French club PSG in the last few weeks. The defender, though, looks set to stay at Stamford Bridge since he remains a key part of the defence under Mourinho.