Arsenal's Lehmann backs Ballack for Chelsea return

Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann is backing Germany teammate Michael Ballack to break back into Chelsea's plans once he is fully fit.

Lehmann told the German press: "Playing is important, of course, but there is no substitute for ability.

"Michael Ballack has been out for half a year, but he will play again and hopefully play well. You have got to make the most of such breaks."

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