Branislav Ivanovic picks the strongest Chelsea squad in history
- The former Chelsea man opens up on his early days at Chelsea.
- He believes the Blues team of 2008 are the strongest in the history of the club.
- Ivanovic compares Chelsea with 'a really good, strong machine'.
Speaking to The Athletic, former Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has opened up on the time when he had just signed with the Blues.
The Serbian arrived at Stamford Bridge in January 2008 when Chelsea welcomed new manager Avram Grant.
"For my mind, that was Chelsea’s strongest team in history," Ivanovic told The Athletic. "They were winning games so easily, they smashed opponents and to get in that squad was very hard.
"They were not losing points in many games. Chelsea were a really good, strong machine, one of the best sides in Europe in that moment. To come to that team was very difficult and I knew I wasn’t going to play from the beginning, that I would need time for adaptation."