BALLACK REMEMBERS CHELSEA’S WIN AGAINST LIVERPOOL THAT GAVE CHELSEA THE LEAGUE IN 2010

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In Carlo Ancelotti’s first season as Chelsea manager, Chelsea beat Wigan 8-0 in 2010 to clinch the title, but it was the result at Anfield which went a long way to ensuring Carlo Ancelotti’s side were crowned champions.

Prior to the Wigan game which eventually won Chelsea the league, Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-0 to stake a claim on the title, and Michael Ballack was a key figure in the match.

The Chelsea legend spoke to the official Chelsea website about the win against Liverpool that helped Chelsea to the title.

“It was a great feeling to know that by winning that game we would pretty much seal the title, there was no better place for us to do that than at Anfield,” Ballack recalls. “It’s a historical stadium and it was a great feeling. Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard scored in a 2-0 win, we played really well and we were always in control of the game.

“It was special to win the title that year because we hadn’t done it in the previous few seasons. We’d gone close but at the time Manchester United were also very strong. In Carlo we had a coach who could handle the team very well and winning the Double, which we did by beating Portsmouth in the FA Cup final, was a great achievement for us.”

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