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Chelsea owner Abramovich surprised by Ballack axe

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was not informed of plans to omit Michael Ballack from their Champions League squad, it has been revealed.

The Observer says Abramovich is understood to have been unaware of Ballack's omission from the Champions League squad until after its announcement. The club's owner is thought to be unimpressed by the dropping of a player who was the joint-highest-paid individual at the club last season.

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