Thoughts of cow pie where never far from the mind of Dandy magazine gaucho Desperate Dan.
However, for his Stamford Bridge dead-ringer Diego Costa, goals, rather than bovine-based baked goods are the preoccupation.
The former Atletico Madrid centre-forward has fired seven in four starts for Chelsea and already finds himself four strikes clear at the top of the scoring charts.
Going from strength, to strength, to strength, to strength, Costa’s latest exploits – helping himself to a hat-trick against Swansea – have sent many bookmakers running for cover.
Several have fled to the safety of odds-on assessments regarding his Premier League top-goalscorer chances, with a good deal more no better than even money.
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His closest rivals in the betting already trail in his wake, with 5/1 shot Sergio Aguero’s three goals the next best offering.
Each too, in their way, are prey to negatives that don’t effect the Brazil-born behemoth.
Aguero’s continual injury problems should ensure he is denied the bulk of starts necessary to make the talent that gave him a better goals-per-minute ratio than Luis Suarez last term count.
Meanwhile Daniel Sturridge (12/1) is already six strikes in arrears, hardly doing the best of jobs in proving that his 2013/14 prolificacy didn’t owe a debt to indefatigable Uruguayan.
Wayne Rooney (14/1) and Radamel Falcao (12/1) are the only other contenders inside the 20/1 mark in the eyes of the bwin layers and both are likely to have to take a back seat on occasion in a Manchester United side overstocked with strikers.