Armchair Supporters Guide

Chelsea to sell? Jose Mourinho’ decision to drop Michael Ballack can be interpreted in a number of ways – but it is difficult to see a realistic reason why this is not a precursor to a January sale, possibly to long-term suitors, Real Madrid – although Ballack’s celebrated playmaker role could be better suited to Serie A.  The signing of Ballack along with Andriy Shevchenko in the summer of 2006 was supposed to deliver the Champions League as well as a more expansive style to Stamford Bridge