Sergio Aguero served renewed notice that he may just be the most lethal goalscorer the Premier League has ever seen with a four-goal salvo against Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend.
In doing so, he effortlessly pulled alongside seemingly-runaway Premier League scoring-chart leader Diego Costa of Chelsea.
The Brazilian-born Spaniard had been a runaway odds-on favourite for the golden boot before his already near-mythical hamstrings caused him to sit out the trip to Crystal Palace.
Yet the efforts of the man they call Kun in his absence have seen the bwin layers realign both hot shots as 7/5 joint-jollies.
It represents an excellent chance for Costa backers to get involved once more at a more appealing price.
That they should do just that is clear for a variety of reasons, not just because of the Argentine’s immense physical fragility.
Part of what makes the Chelsea man’s exploits so impressive is that they are being recorded in his first season in English football.
As such it’s very possible that his goals per 90 minutes potency, which currently stands at 1.38 strikes per full match, may improve further still as he susses out the Premier League’s idiosyncrasies.
Then there’s the fact that his position at the top of the Blues’ striking hierarchy is even clearer than that of Aguero, for whom it is not uncommon to be benched in favour of Edin Dzeko in matches where Manuel Pellegrini has foreseen the necessity of a more robust approach.
However, ultimately it is Costa’s less injury-pockmarked history that makes him the superior bet to down Aguero in pursuit of the golden boot.
For, while the pair have thus far played a near identical amount of minutes this term (the Man City man is 53 minutes in arrears), Chelsea’s summer signing has missed an average of 3.5 games over the last two campaigns.
The Argentine’s mean is a far more substantial 15.5.