The fit-again German star, 31, missed THREE trips to the new stadium with club and country during his eight months out with an ankle injury.
And while most of Blues' big-name players are rested for the cup holders' clash with QPR on Saturday, Ballack will be delighted to be involved.
He said: "I'm looking forward to the QPR game, the FA Cup is very important for us.
"It was a real disappointment to miss the final last season - and I was also injured when Chelsea played in the Community Shield and when Germany played England at Wembley.
"Hopefully we can reach the final again this year - and maybe this time I can play."