Chelsea came a whisker away from winning the 2008 Champions League final against arch-rivals Manchester United. First-half goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Frank Lampard meant that the game ended in a 1-1 draw and resulted in extra time. Both sides were unable to score during extra-time and the game subsequently went on penalties.
Ballack Urges Hudson-Odoi to Ignore Bayern Munich
Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack reckons Callum Hudson-Odoi should ignore interest from Bayern Munich and stay at Stamford Bridge.
Former Chelsea Midfielder Thinks Teammates Should Have Done More in Kepa Incident
Michael Ballack believes Kepa Arrizabalaga’s teammates should have done more to usher him off the pitch after the Chelsea goalkeeper’s refusal to do so during Sunday’s League Cup final.
Ballack Thinks Hazard Will Stay at Chelsea on One Condition
Michael Ballack has urged Chelsea to recover their ambition of fighting for titles if they are to keep ahold of Belgian star Eden Hazard.
Ballack Urges “Calm” Hazard to Demand Real Madrid Move
The Eden-Hazard-to-Real-Madrid saga continues with the latest instalment of the drawn-out affair involving former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack urging the Belgian superstar to insist on his wish of playing for the La Liga giants if that is where he wants to be next season.
Ballack: Europa League Should Not Be Priority for Chelsea
Chelsea legend Michael Ballack believes that the Europa League will not be a priority for Maurizio Sarri this season. The Blues are playing in Europe’s second-tier club competition this season after they finished in fifth in the Premier League last term.
Ex-Blues Midfielder Reckons Sarri has Unlocked Attacking Potential of Chelsea
Michael Ballack believes Maurizio Sarri has finally found the key to unlocking Chelsea’s attacking qualities this season.
Extra Responsibilities for Hazard Would Benefit Chelsea – Ballack
There is no disputing the fact that Eden Hazard has been the Premier League’s outstanding player of the season so far. While the Belgian ace has been a permanent fixture in the conversation of the world’s best for a while now, this campaign, he has taken his game to the next level.
Chelsea Prioritise Appointment of New Technical Director
Chelsea are stepping up their search for a new technical director following the departure of Michael Emenalo in November last year.