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Chelsea boss Lampard looking forward to seeing Ivanoic today

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is delighted former teammate Branislav Ivanovic is back in England with West Brom.

Ivanovic is 36 now, and after joining West Brom from Zenit St Petersburg could come up against our own 36-year-old defender, Thiago Silva, at the Hawthorns today.

"The longevity of both those players is testament to their professionalism," said Lampard.

"I have seen that in the short term I've worked with Thiago, and I know that even better with Branna from our long time together at Chelsea.

"He's had an incredible career. A determined, talented, give-it-everything kind of defender and person that I am extremely close to. I'm delighted he's got an opportunity to have another go at the Premier League. It was a pleasure to play with him and I'm looking forward to seeing him. I love him!"

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