Ballack Absence A Sign Of Chelsea Future?

Ballack’s World Cup absence is a peak at Chelsea’s future.
There’s little doubt Chelsea fans will have felt nothing but sympathy for Michael Ballack when he was ruled out of the World Cup. The former Chelsea man always gave his all for the club and it was a shocking tackle during his last match for the side which meant he missed the trip to South Africa.
However, former German Lothar Matthaus believes the injury may have been a blessing in disguise for the Germany world cup odds to win in South Africa. Speaking to, he explained that Ballack’s absence has actually “helped” Germany in this tournament.
“I don’t mean that in a spiteful way, but Ballack was arguably holding up a number of players who’ve now blossomed. “Each of them has taken on a little more responsibility.”
The words are unlikely to comfort Ballack, who is unlikely to play in another major tournament according to World Cup betting Germany experts. However, his comments could please Chelsea fans worried about how their midfield would shape up in the absence of a player who has proved so vital in recent seasons.
He spent just over four years at the London club and in that time Ballack became one of the cogs the Chelsea side was built around. He clocked up more than 100 league appearances for the side and bagged 17 goals. However, towards the end of the season it became clear his days at Chelsea were limited and someone would have to fill the gap he left next term.
Ballack left the club on a free transfer and fans must be wondering who will fill his shoes. With less money to splash around these days, big name transfers are less likely. However, Matthaus comments about the Germany situation suggest we may not have to bring someone in. As this World Cup has proved, experienced players often dominate teams to the detriment of emerging stars. Once the legends have moved on, those once seen as bit part players have the chance to prove they can take centre stage after all.
Let’s just hope the same is true at Chelsea.


3 Responses to “Ballack Absence A Sign Of Chelsea Future?”

  1. I’ll miss ballack so much.He’s really a great midfielder & his absence would be greatly felt.A new signing might be necessary but if not,Mikel should realise that the peak of his career is very much around the corner b/c he’s surely going to play alongside Essien & Lampard.It’s then left for him to work hard & prove himself more than capable.Chelsea would rule England again but should keep an eye on John Terry, my confidence in him is gradually dwindling away.If not,Man City rules.

  2. Mikel and Essien can´t play together, they are too much defensive. We should be looking for attacking midfielder, like Özil, who couldn´t have replaced Ballack any better in Germany team, and I´m sure he wouldn´t have done any different for Chelsea

  3. i think ballack will be greatly missed but wiv the chelsea players that will be leaving, i see the Chelsea reserves as a good replacement with the likes of matic, kakuta and more and the good thing is that the Chelsea core players are still there so a youth team can be built around them and lets us Chelsea fans trust ancelotti on this.