The Hard Tackle takes a look at the key news stories surrounding Premier League leaders Chelsea.
Former Bayern Munich and Chelsea FC midfielder Michael Ballack gave a fan one of the biggest surprise of his life.
Former German international Michael Ballack insists Mesut Ozil has looked a bit lost at Emirates, while the Arsenal FC midfielder has apologised to the fans.
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The time has finally come for Germany's erstwhile midfield general to quit international football. Michael Ballack may not have been everyone's blue-eyed boy, but he remains one of the greatest icons of his generation.