Former Chelsea star Michael Ballack says his old club can't beat Champions League final opponents Bayern Munich. Ballack - who has played for both clubs - believes that Bayern's home advantage will prove too much for Roberto Di Matteo's side.

The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder said: "I think Barcelona would have been the only team capable of contesting a final abroad and winning it.

"It is a huge advantage when you are at home in a final, where a lot of emotions play a role.

"This is an emotional advantage that Chelsea cannot compensate for."

But Ballack insists he is entirely neutral and added: "I have my fingers crossed for both sides."