Featured Matches
Previous
Germany
Argentina
ESPNDeportes Sep 3, 2014 6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Czech Republic
United States
Sep 3, 2014 6:15 PM GMT
Game Details
England
Norway
Sep 3, 2014 7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Philadelphia Union
Toronto FC
Sep 3, 2014 11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
New England Revolution
Sporting Kansas City
Sep 3, 2014 11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Chivas USA
Seattle Sounders FC
Sep 3, 2014 2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Crewe Alexandra
Rochdale
0
3
FT
Game Details
Oldham Athletic
Bradford City
1
0
FT
Game Details
Accrington Stanley
Carlisle United
1
3
FT
Game Details
Barnsley
York City
2
0
FT
Game Details
Fleetwood Town
Morecambe
1
3
FT
Game Details
Notts County
Mansfield Town
2
0
FT
Game Details
Preston North End
Shrewsbury Town
1
0
FT
Game Details
Scunthorpe United
Chesterfield
2
0
FT
Game Details
AFC Wimbledon
Southend United
(3) 3
(2) 3
FT-Pens
Game Details
Cheltenham Town
Oxford United
2
0
FT
Game Details
Crawley Town
Cambridge United
2
0
FT
Game Details
Peterborough United
Leyton Orient
2
3
FT
Game Details
Stevenage
Gillingham
0
1
FT
Game Details
Wycombe Wanderers
Coventry City
0
1
FT
Game Details
Yeovil Town
Portsmouth
1
3
FT
Game Details
Ballymena
Institute
2
1
FT
Game Details
Cliftonville
Linfield
0
0
FT
Game Details
Coleraine
Crusaders
2
6
FT
Game Details
Dungannon Swifts
Warrenpoint Town
0
2
FT
Game Details
Glenavon
Ballinamallard Utd
1
0
FT
Game Details
Glentoran
Portadown
1
1
FT
Game Details
Sp. Belgrano
Huracán
0
1
LIVE HT
Game Details
Atlético Tucumán
Temperley
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
ABC
CR Vasco da Gama
10:30 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
Goianiense
Boa MG
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Paraná Clube
Sampaio Correa-MA
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Portuguesa de Desportos
Joinville
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Next

Top 5: First XI costs in Premier League

Transfers 14 hours ago
Read

West Ham fan's fundraiser

The Toe Poke 2 hours ago
Read
 Posted by ESPN Staff
Nov 21, 2008

Scolari gives thumbs-up for new Ballack deal

Chelsea coach Luiz Felipe Scolari will be delighted if Michael Ballack extends his contract for a further two years.

The Germany international is out of contract next summer but no talks regarding an extension have taken place with the club's hierarchy.

Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon can see no reason why the Blues would not want to exercise their option in keeping the midfielder for a further two years.

Ballack, 32, has endured an indifferent career in England and only returned to action as a substitute against West Bromwich Albion last weekend following foot surgery.

Ballack insists he wants to end his career at Stamford Bridge and Scolari would welcome the opportunity to continue working with the experienced international.

''He is a player who is very professional and who I like to work with,'' said Scolari.

''He has a German style - direct. I like that. In the future we will see what will happen with Chelsea but his age is no problem because he is young and plays very well.

''If Chelsea can agree a deal it is fantastic for me but we have not had a conversation about this yet.''

Ballack is aware of his advancing years but remains convinced he still has a future at the highest level despite a catalogue of injuries.

''I feel I have a lot to give for years to come,'' he said. ''I think I have a lot of experience and am still in good shape. I feel strong, I can imagine finishing my career at Chelsea and we want to win something big.''

Scolari's table-topping side face struggling Newcastle at Stamford Bridge tomorrow without the services of the suspended Ivorian striker Didier Drogba.

But the Brazilian coach revealed Joe and Ashley Cole are both ready to return following injury and midfielder Frank Lampard should be fit after recovering from the rib problem that kept him out of England's win over Germany in midweek.

''I have received all the players back in good condition apart from Deco, Jose Bosingwa and Paulo Ferreira,'' said Scolari. ''They arrived back at 6pm on Thursday, so training was impossible.

''They will do a little training today for tomorrow. Frank's injury is better. He started to train on Thursday and he is in good condition for tomorrow's game.

''It is the time for Didier to train and work hard on his knee and ankle with the fitness coach. We have lost Didier but when he comes back, he will be better than before.''

Chelsea are hoping they can begin to rekindle the kind of home form that saw them go 86 games undefeated in the league.

The Blues have yet to lose a domestic game on their travels this season but home defeats by Liverpool in the league and Burnley in the Carling Cup have dented their 'Fortress Bridge' ideology.

Yet Scolari is convinced the players are fully focused on their title ambitions.

''Look, we have lost three games and afterwards we played well,'' said Scolari. ''We have very good professionals here and we discuss games whenever we win, lose or draw.

''We have a focus for the Premier League. After the games that we lost, we show to the players what happened and why we lost.

''They understand and try to change the situation in the next game. If we want to win the Premier League we need 85% of the points at home or away. We have a good balance and the players know this.''

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.