"Why Always Me?" asks the man who let off fireworks in his bathroom, scored a goal with his shoulder and has now been sent off three times this season.

A man who never shuns the limelight always makes great copy for the press, but a player who rarely looks in the mood is one who is unlikely to be a league champion come June.

Balotelli can be a match winner, but he can also be a match loser. And Champions shouldn't need to rely on the former and definitely can't carry the latter.