England vs Croatia: Michael Ballack reveals how England can reach the World Cup final

England face Croatia for a chance to meet France in the World Cup final on Sunday. Harry Kane and co must beat Luke Modric and the Croatians to re-write the history books. It is England’s first World Cup semi-final since 1990 and could be their first final since 1966. England have beaten Colombia and Sweden […]

MICHAEL BALLACK EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea legend on Hazard, Costa and Guardiola tactics

The former Chelsea and Germany midfielder, speaking on behalf of BT Sport, has warned Eden Hazard of the dangers of going to Real Madrid, why Chelsea must keep “diva” Diego Costa, how Antonio Conte has transformed the champions-elect into a “predictable but good team”, why he would have loved to have played under Pep Guardiola, […]

Michael Ballack names his favourite Chelsea star against Liverpool: He was an annoying fly

David Luiz’s phenomenal free-kick may have grabbed the headlines but N’Golo Kante’s control in the middle of the park did not go unnoticed from his peers. The 25-year-old patrolled the midfield area and his stats on the night made every other player pale in comparison. Kante made 14 successful tackles to break up Liverpool’s play […]