Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has made the remarkable claim that his team-mate Michael Ballack should not have joined the club.
Ballack joined the then Premier League champions in the summer of 2006 on a free transfer from Bayern Munich, however, he performed fitfully during his first season in England.
Drogba believes that Ballack has struggled at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea rely on individuals, whereas the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal have more balanced sides.
“It is hard for Ballack – Chelsea is special,” he told The Sun.
“I’m convinced he would have had an easier time at Manchester United or Arsenal.
“They benefit from a well-balanced team – he would have been a better fit there.
“Here, we depend on our individuals so maybe Chelsea is not the right club for Ballack.”