Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic believes Sunday's final is vital for future success

Branislav Ivanovic: Highlighted the importance of Sunday's final in Yokohama

Loading Market ...

Football Betting

Up To £30 Free Matched Bet

Branislav Ivanovic has suggested that Chelsea's Club World Cup final with Corinthians could be the catalyst for a new era of success at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea's Champions League triumph in May was a watershed moment for the club, having been followed by an overhaul in both personnel and playing style.

Ivanovic, who had one of his easier games in the Blues' semi-final victory over Mexican side Monterrey, said of Sunday's world-title decider: "For us, this is maybe the key game for this generation.

"We know how we have to play the final and we know that it's going to be tough. So, we have to be ready."

Ivanovic admitted with Chelsea becoming the first Champions League holders to crash out of the competition before Christmas made victory on Sunday even more imperative.

"It's going to be a key point for this generation because to be eliminated from the first stage of the Champions League is, for us, a little bit disappointing," he said.

"We have to work hard and how we worked hard in the past to be champions.

"Tomorrow is the one new chance to make history.

"I think we are ready for that challenge."

Don't miss any live and exclusive football coverage this festive season. Click here to visit Sky Sports' Festive Calendar

What will be the outcome in the match Corinthians vs Chelsea?

  • Corinthians
  • Draw
  • Chelsea

Related Profiles