Chelsea 4 – Brentford 0
Another weekend, another straightforward victory for Antonio Conte’s Chelsea.
Few expected Championship side Brentford to cause the Blues too much trouble in the FA Cup, and so it proved at Stamford Bridge as the Blues took control from virtually the first minute, and the result never looked in doubt.
A changed up Chelsea side took the lead through a Willian free-kick, before Pedro made in 2-0 before the break.
After the internal Conte introduced Branislav Ivanovic off the bench and the Serb defender scored, before Michy Batshuayi added a fourth from the spot.
— The Blues (@LondonIsBlue12) January 28, 2017
Ivanovic’s last game?
Rumours have been rife for days that Ivanovic is on his way out of Chelsea.
Under Antonio Conte this season, Ivanovic simply hasn’t looked up to speed when he has played and some Chelsea fans are not too upset that the Serbian defender is leaving the club.
Last week it looked like Zenit were in pole position for the 32-year-old, but on Saturday at the Bridge, West Brom boss Tony Pulis was in attendance.
Does that mean West Brom could pick up the defender?
Tweets on Ivanovic, Chelsea and West Brom are below.
If Tony Pulis is here to see Ivanovic, he will have been impressed. Been great since he came on. A sad loss if he's off, but probably time.
— Dan Levene (@danlevene) January 28, 2017
West Brom are one of the clubs keen on Ivanovic and Tony Pulis is here to watch him in action #CFC
— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) January 28, 2017
If this is Branislav Ivanovic's last game, fitting that he scored. One of the most prolific scoring defenders in Premier League history.
— Jake Cohen (@JakeFCohen) January 28, 2017
Of course Ivanovic drops a 10/10 performance with goals and mad crosses just as he's about to leave.
— #CarefreeDaily (@CarefreeDaily) January 28, 2017
That goal can be Branislav Ivanovic's last goal for Chelsea.
— iChelseaTweets (@iChelseaTweets) January 28, 2017
Ivanovic for #BallonDor
— Torrae Akil (@legendaryRae) January 28, 2017
Ivanovic rolling back the years… Bane!
— Oluwaseye Omidiora (@theReal_SeyE) January 28, 2017
Ivanovic decided to become Dani Alves for one last time?
— Danny (Michy's Fan) (@King__Danny) January 28, 2017
If this was the last game in a #Chelsea shirt for both Ivanovic and Begovic, they definitely went out with a bang. Great game.
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) January 28, 2017