Mario Balotelli's football career has had several ups and downs. The controversial Italian has often found himself on the wrong side of the media for his many antics on and off the pitch. Wherever he has played, Balotelli has always been in the news.
The omens are good for a Chelsea side heading into Christmas top of the Premier League tree but manager Jose Mourinho does not want to give title rivals Manchester City any reason to cheer over the festive season.
Jose Mourinho's Chelsea starts off with a difficult away tie against Stoke City at the Britannia stadium on Monday. And from there on they face tricky three fixtures up to New year's day, as the period looks to be very important for the London giants in the title race.
Manchester City and Chelsea, England`s nouveaux riches, appear poised to dominate the Premier League in 2015, with traditional powerhouses Manchester United and Liverpool working their way through periods of transition.
The European football scenario has taken some important stronghold across the continent and as the 2014-15 season has reached its midway, the race for positions, performances, title run-in, and revival are heating up.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said he does not regret releasing Frank Lampard despite the midfielder`s impressive form for Manchester City, in comments published by several British newspapers on Monday.
Every season, a club is crowned the champions of England. However, despite having thousands of clubs, there have been only five such teams which have lifted the trophy since the inception of Premier League in 1992.