Chelsea defender Ivanovic delighted with goalscoring exploits

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic was delighted to be on the scoresheet in victory over Sunderland.

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic was delighted to be on the scoresheet in victory over Sunderland.

Ivanovic’s goal against the Black Cats took his tally for the season to seven — beating the six he scored in 2010/11.

And the Serb insists the fortunate nature of the strike did not take the gloss off getting his name on the scoresheet.

He said: “I saw the ball was coming and I tried to react, maybe to control it. In the end the ball finished in the net and I am happy about that.

“It is my best total but I am not looking at that.

“All the goals in this game were strange but for me the three points were important and we have a lot of games until the end of the season. We have to work very hard to finish it well.”

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