Wed, Nov

Portuguese and Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo is poised to lift his fifth Ballon D’or by the end of the year. Ronaldo won his fourth award last year to leave him one behind his perennial rival, Argentina and Barcelona star, Lionel Messi.  

In 2005 when they won only the 2nd premier league title (the first being the then First Division), after 50 years, it was unlikely that even the most optimistic of Chelsea fans would have imagined the good fortune that was to follow.

Haven beaten Middleborough 3-0 in match day 35, Chelsea are a win away from yet another championship - the 6th in its history and the fifth in the last 13 years since 2004. In this time, only Manchester United has been as successful.