Former Chelsea midfielder and Champions league hero, Michael Ballack recently made a return to the club’s training ground and met with the manager, Antonio Conte to pay a warm visit.

Ballack, who helped his countryside win the world cup, being one of the top scorers in the history of German national team, played for the blues between 2006 and 2010. Ever since he left, Ballack had kept a close watch on Chelsea and how they fared in the Premier league.

After seeing the current team in a positive play pattern, he was so thrilled with their current performance and felt good to be back. He said this on his Instagram page: “Amazing to be back today at the @chelseafc training ground in cobham… nice to see the team in great shape and always good catching up with Antonio Conte.”

Aside from the manager, the 40-year old Germany international also met with John Terry, the blues captain and posted a shot of himself and the captain on his Instagram page. Ballack had played alongside with John Terry at the Blue’s home at Stamford Bridge. Ballack moved to Chelsea FC on a free transfer from Bayern Munich in 2002, after which he played for Chelsea till 2010. He then moved to the German club, Bayern Leverkusen on a free transfer again and ended his football career there at 2012.

Chelsea FC are set to meet with last season League champions, Leicester for a premier league action this weekend. Currently, the blues are at the top of their game as they sit at the top of the table with five points clear of the title runner up, Liverpool.

After the match against Claudio Ranieri’s side, Antonio Conte’s Blues will then get ready for a home trip against Hull City