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Chelsea defender Ivanovic ready for Kane test

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic is up for his clash with Tottenham striker Harry Kane in tomorrow's Capital One Cup final.

Ivanovic, 31, is confident they will negate the threat of the England prospect this time.

"Kane is the main target and the star of their team," he told the London Evening Standard. "But behind him are a lot of quality players like Christian Eriksen. They give him [Kane] a lot of balls, so we have to stop the runs he makes, the space he finds, close him down more.

"We know we have to work very hard defensively to stop them. It is important we always have a block of five or six players and this will reduce the space for them.

"Sometimes you have a bad day - more than half of the team did in the last match against them. Every time we conceded, we went more open and they hurt us. But in the final, we know we don't have to go out and attack like we did last time."

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