While the rest of the Europe fiddles around with one-striker or even no-frontman formations, many of the Premier League’s elite have returned to the glory days of two out and out forwards.
Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez have been ripping sides asunder at Liverpool, while Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo have rapidly formed a superb double-act at Manchester City, with a reinvigorated Wayne Rooney dovetailing with Robin van Persie at neighbouring United.
Suarez, van Persie and Aguero lead the betting to be Premier League top scorer, but their less prominent counterparts could prove the wiser picks, with current leading marksmen Sturridge an especially enticing punt at 7/1.
Aguero missed eight games last season through injury and rotation, and Negredo is starting to truly hit his straps at the Etihad.
No player in the league can claim better form than Man City’s rampaging Argentine, who has left even Aaron Ramsey in his wake with nine goals in his last six.
However Aguero, who is 4/1 to top the scoring charts, has already been left out of one league game this campaign as Manuel Pellegrini aligns his side to save his stars for the Champions League, and will likely miss more when the knockout stages kick in.
Now settled into the side, Spanish powerhouse Negredo, priced at 25/1, has bagged seven in his last eight including a hat-trick against CSKA Moscow, and will continue to benefit from spearheading a City side blessed with creative riches.
Former injury-magnet Van Persie’s luck seems to have run out, while Rooney is lean, mean and firing on all cylinders.
After two injury-free campaigns, the devastating Dutchman’s pact with the devil seems to have expired and he is picking up the odd niggle more regularly this term.
Throughout his spell at Arsenal, only in his final year did Van Persie manage over 30 league appearances, a worrying record that could return to blight him at Old Trafford.
In contrast Rooney looks fitter than ever, even without his lucky headband, and has already notched five times in the league, just one less than the two-time top scorer.
Reigning champ Van Persie is 9/2 to retain his crown, while his English partner is 20/1.
Suarez is always an antic away from a long suspension, having picked up two bans in his time at Liverpool, and could leave in January.
In less than three seasons at Anfield, the controversial Uruguayan has already served two long suspensions that have ruled him out of 18 matches.
Another incident will put paid to any aspirations of finishing as top scorer, a title he is currently 3/1 to claim, as would a mooted January move to Real Madrid.
In addition Sturridge has already notched in eight of ten league games so far to lead the rankings and has looked even more dangerous with his toothy counterpart back in the side.