Bet365 go as short as 14/1 about the Newcastle forward topping the scoring charts, although you can get a best price 25/1 (BetVictor free bets) and he appears to be in better form than Papiss Cisse who is struggling to get among the goals at the moment.
Robin van Persie faces a nervous wait to see if retrospective action is taken after an apparent elbow on Yohan Cabaye although the Dutchman has enjoyed a fine start to his career at Manchester United, notching five goals including a hat-trick at Southampton.
With a premium level of service, one can only assume more goals will come for Van Persie and Paddy Power are the bravest with their odds of 10/3 although a three-game ban might see Wayne Rooney get back among the goals and the England forward can now be backed at 25/1.
Perhaps Rooney will turn out to be value considering he regularly features among the top scorers, although backing any striker that plays for a Champions League club is fraught with danger considering the amount of rotation that takes place.
Fernando Torres has not yet been left out of Chelsea’s starting line-up and the Spaniard made it four for the season on Saturday when helping his team to an easy 4-1 win against Norwich City, with the Spaniard now second favourite at 13/2 (bet365 £200 free bets).
Meanwhile, the third favourite is Sergio Aguero despite just two goals this season although the Argentine has just returned from injury and is once again displaying a predatory instinct in a Manchester City shirt which makes him a viable bet at odds of 9/1 (Blue Square bookmaker).
Sunderland’s Steven Fletcher is one of the four players on five goals although BetVictor are happy to take him on with their 33/1 quote, although the 20/1 about Nikica Jelavic could be worth a second glance as the Croatian has three goals in his last two appearances and looks set for another successful season.
Luis Suarez could also be among the division’s top scorers, having scored five goals including a hat-trick against Norwich City and the Uruguayan is a 12/1 poke to win the Golden Boot award despite criticism levelled at the player for theatrics.
Carlos Tevez and Jermain Defoe are others who could go well although their amount of potential game time is under scrutiny considering they have the likes of Sergio Aguero and Emmanuel Adebayor to compete against.