Michael Ballack tries to explain Timo Werner struggles at ChelseaFormer Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack believes that the Blues' style of play is behind Timo Werner's below-par start to his Stamford Bridge career.
Feb 7, 19:27
Michael Ballack backs Thomas Tuchel to "shape an era" at ChelseaFormer Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack backs his compatriot Thomas Tuchel to "shape an era" in the Stamford Bridge dugout after a promising start.
Feb 5, 12:50
Michael Ballack: 'Timo Werner right to join Chelsea over Liverpool'Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack expects Timo Werner to thrive at Stamford Bridge as he backs his compatriot's decision to reject Liverpool.
Jul 5, 09:34
Tuesday's Premier League transfer talk news roundup: Marc Roca, Ben Chilwell, Timo WernerHere, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Premier League on Tuesday, June 9.
Jun 9, 12:07
Tuesday's Chelsea transfer talk news roundup: Ben Chilwell, Marcos Alonso, Timo WernerHere, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Chelsea on Tuesday, June 9.
Jun 9, 08:34
Tuesday's Transfer Talk Update: Marc Roca, Neymar, Ben ChilwellSports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
Jun 9, 07:57
Tuesday's Liverpool transfer talk news roundup: Timo Werner, Adam Lallana, Harry WilsonSports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Liverpool on Tuesday, June 9.
Jun 9, 07:37
Michael Ballack: 'Timo Werner a perfect fit for Chelsea'Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack tips Timo Werner to be a success at Stamford Bridge once he completes his switch from RB Leipzig.
Jun 8, 13:33
Tuesday's Transfer Talk Update: Kai Havertz, Dries MertensSports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
May 19, 07:57
Michael Ballack urges Kai Havertz to snub Man Utd, Liverpool movesFormer Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Michael Ballack urges Kai Havertz to remain in Germany amid reported interest from Liverpool and Manchester United.
May 18, 23:58
Michael Ballack urges Kai Havertz to reject Liverpool, Manchester UnitedClub legend Michael Ballack says that Kai Havertz, an alleged target of Liverpool and Manchester United, should remain at Bayer Leverkusen for at least another year.
May 13, 18:03
Dietmar Hamann: 'Timo Werner is not right for Liverpool'Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann does not believe that RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner would fit into Jurgen Klopp's style of play at Anfield.
Apr 30, 17:24
Dietmar Hamann urges Premier League clubs to move for Kai HavertzFormer Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann claims that Kai Havertz is the best player in Germany at the moment and believes he should be attracting more interest.
Apr 30, 17:02
Michael Ballack: 'Chelsea players to blame for Jose Mourinho sacking'Michael Ballack says that Chelsea's players were to blame for Jose Mourinho being sacked during the opening months of the 2007-08 campaign.
Mar 24, 10:09
Friday's Transfer Talk Update: Said Benrahma, Paul Pogba, Odion IghaloSports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
Feb 7, 06:57
Liverpool's Kai Havertz hopes 'hinge on Philippe Coutinho future'Liverpool's hopes of signing Bayer Leverkusen attacker Kai Havertz this summer could depend on Philippe Coutinho's future, according to Michael Ballack.
Feb 6, 14:36
Michael Ballack 'not surprised' by Frank Lampard's early success at ChelseaFormer midfielder Michael Ballack says that he has not been surprised by Frank Lampard's early success as Chelsea head coach.
Oct 31, 18:27
All-time combined XI: Germany vs. ArgentinaSports Mole selects its greatest ever combined XI from the history of Germany and Argentina ahead of the international friendly between the two nations on Wednesday.
Oct 7, 17:00
David Luiz insists Maurizio Sarri retains respect of Chelsea playersThe Carabao Cup final was overshadowed when Kepa declined to go off.
Feb 25, 09:53
Michael Ballack surprised by timing of Joachim Low contractMichael Ballack admits to being 'shocked' by Germany's early World Cup exit, and questions why Joachim Low was given a new four-year deal before the tournament started.
Jun 29, 17:47
Frank Lampard: 'Ruben Loftus-Cheek a great weapon for England'Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard believes that Blues academy product Ruben Loftus-Cheek is a "great weapon" for Gareth Southgate's England side.
Jun 23, 19:28
Roy Hodgson: 'Ruben Loftus-Cheek could be better than Michael Ballack'Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson believes that England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek could be a better player than Germany legend Michael Ballack.
Jun 23, 13:28
Michael Ballack: 'Leroy Sane snub inexplicable'Former Germany midfielder Michael Ballack says that he "can't explain" Leroy Sane's snub from Joachim Low's World Cup squad.
Jun 7, 10:48
Tom Henning Ovrebo: 'I made mistakes in Chelsea, Barcelona Champions League game'Referee Tom Henning Ovrebo admits that he made "mistakes" as Chelsea controversially lost to Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals in 2009.
Feb 18, 22:29
Michael Ballack tips Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid stayFormer Germany captain Michael Ballack backs Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at Real Madrid this summer.
Jun 19, 18:11
Michael Ballack: 'Mesut Ozil running out of options'Michael Ballack is unsure where exactly Mesut Ozil will go if he calls time on his Arsenal career, but feels he may stay for the long term if Arsene Wenger sticks around.
Mar 28, 21:30
Michael Ballack: 'Arsenal must believe that they can beat Bayern Munich'Michael Ballack believes that Arsenal are capable of defeating Bayern Munich in their Champions League last-16 tie.
Feb 15, 09:35
Michael Ballack: 'Mesut Ozil should leave Arsenal to win major titles'Former Germany international Michael Ballack says that Mesut Ozil should leave Arsenal for Bayern Munich if he wants to win more major titles.
Feb 8, 18:35
Michael Ballack: 'Germany will beat Italians'Former Germany midfielder Michael Ballack backs the world champions to beat Italy in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 this weekend.
Jun 30, 15:33
Guus Hiddink warns Antonio Conte of 'tough task' at ChelseaInterim Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink claims that the lack of an established spine at the club could pose difficulties for Antonio Conte when he takes over in the summer.
Apr 8, 20:47
Guus Hiddink calls for Chelsea players to take the leadInterim Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink calls on more of his players to take a tactical lead in games, as they did in his previous spell in charge of the club.
Jan 2, 22:58
On this day: Jay Jay Okocha moves to Bolton WanderersThirteen years ago today, Nigerian playmaker Jay Jay Okocha moved to Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer.
Jun 18, 08:00
Michael Ballack: 'Manchester United made a mistake letting Paul Pogba leave'Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack feels that Manchester United made a mistake in letting Paul Pogba leave the club back in 2012.
Jun 5, 20:09
Michael Ballack: 'Barcelona are beatable'Former Germany captain Michael Ballack believes that Juventus will exploit Barcelona's "weaknesses" in Saturday's Champions League final.
Jun 2, 13:57
Daniel Sturridge: 'Steven Gerrard is the best midfielder I've played with'Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge says that Steven Gerrard is the best midfielder that he has played alongside.
Jun 1, 06:57
Michael Ballack: 'Pep Guardiola is right man for Bayern Munich'Michael Ballack insists that Pep Guardiola is still the right man to deliver success at Bayern Munich.
May 20, 03:06
On this day: Manchester United suffer Champions League exit to Bayer LeverkusenOn this day in 2002, Manchester United missed out on a place in the Champions League final after losing to Bayer Leverkusen on away goals.
Apr 30, 08:00
Live Commentary: Georgia 0-2 Germany - as it happenedRelive Sports Mole's live text commentary of Germany's 2-0 win over Georgia in their Euro 2016 qualifier in Tbilisi.
Mar 29, 16:30
On this day: Andriy Shevchenko stars in Chelsea win over Tottenham HotspurOn this day in 2007, Andriy Shevchenko helped Chelsea to a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in their FA Cup quarter-final replay at White Hart Lane.
Mar 19, 10:20
Jose Mourinho: Signing Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona was "unexpected"Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says that he is "happy" with the speed with which Cesc Fabregas has readapted to the demands of Premier League football.
Mar 11, 06:15
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