Balotelli’s return to the Premier League has been a divisive subject – does £16m represent value for money from a player as unreliable as the Italian?

Those in the anti-Mario camp will likely have been pleased by the evidence offered up by the thus far. 30min into his debut with Lloris getting over-excited in his ‘sweeper keeper’ role, Balotelli found himself with an open goal and the ball dropping onto his right foot. The stuff of dreams that turned into a nightmare for the ex-Milan striker.

It was not the easiest chance but given that the pro-Balotelli arguments tend to really heavily on the striker’s talents with a football, it was pretty damning stuff for Super Mario.