Michael Ballack arrived Chelsea from Bayern Munich on a free transfer in the summer of 2006 and the midfielder was popular among Chelsea fans.
Ballack was asked to pick his Chelsea all-time five-a-side team without picking himself and the midfielder picked a really good team.
Ballack chose Chelsea legend Petr Cech as his goalkeeper and the midfielder believes Cech is Chelsea’s best goalkeeper.
It’s no surprise Ballack chose Chelsea legend John Terry in defence. According to Ballack, it was good to play with an ambitious player like Terry.
In midfield, Ballack picked soon-to-be Chelsea boss Frank Lampard and Eden Hazard, who left Chelsea for Real Madrid this summer.
Explaining why he chose Lampard, Ballack told The 5th Stand: “Frank Lampard made history for the club, scoring the most goals and I could learn something from him as well in those four years – how he handled things, how he trained and why he did extra work on the training ground to push himself to another level. That’s the difference between those world-class players, they go that extra mile.”
On choosing Hazard in his midfield, Ballack said: “I enjoy watching him and the skills he has, he makes it look easy when he’s on the pitch and that’s what I like to see.”
Ballack chose Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola up front.
What do you think of Ballack’s five-a-side team?