Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho rates Branislav Ivanovic among their best ever signings.
The Serbian powerhouse has always been a solid performer for the Blues since his move to the club, but this season he has impressed even more.
And Mourinho lavished praise on the big man after he struck the winner against Aston Villa on Saturday.
As quoted on the Sky Sports website, Mourinho said: “Any striker in the world would be proud to score that magnificent goal, so imagine a right-back, whose best foot is not the left one, it is amazing.
“He is a great guy and what he is doing for us is unbelievable. He has fantastic courage.
“I think he’s one of this club’s best ever signings. He has made a fantastic contribution for this club. He is a competitive animal with a big heart.”