Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack witnessed the blues getting a comfortable 5-0 win over Schalke in the Champions League group stages.
After witnessing the destruction, the German said that Chelsea appear to be extremely strong across the pitch and they have enough quality to be considered as potential winners of the Champions League this season. Jose Mourinho has transformed this Chelsea team into a winning machine after adding the likes of Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, and Thibaut Courtois. They were once again at the core of this destruction of the very poor Schalke team, who were managed by Roberto di Matteo.
Tensions were clear ahead of the match after Jose Mourinho did not want to be reminded of Chelsea’s success in the Champions League under di Matteo. Ballack, who reached the final of this competition twice without winning, says that he is not judging Chelsea’s chances of winning the title on the basis of this match alone. He has witnessed enough performances from the West London team to suggest that they will be up there with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona at the end of the campaign. Chelsea are one of the few teams in the top five European leagues to stay unbeaten so far.
“I cannot yet see any weak links, they are really solid and if you judge them after the game today, they can win it.And if you judge them after the whole season, then they can win it too! But it was not the right opponent today, and they know it too, and Mourinho is too experienced to get too euphoric. They will come stronger teams to beat like Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.But they are one of these teams that can win it for sure,” said Ballack. Chelsea have secured top spot in the group as a result of this win.