We fancy a Spaniard to score - just not Fernando Torres
Here at ESPN Towers we must admit to a certain peverse pleasure (mixed with surprise, mixed with confusion) at seeing Fernando Torres struggle in a Chelsea shirt.
The arrival of Rafa Benitez is supposed to help see the former Liverpool striker return to top form, but we aren't sure that is going to happen immediately. Instead, we fancy another Spaniard to grab the headlines against Fulham - Juan Mata is 10/1 with bet365 to score twice.
Elsewhere, at White Hart Lane there is an intriguing match-up between two old friends - Andre Villas-Boas and Brendan Rodgers. Rodgers has probably, marginally, enjoyed the more comfortable start to life at the club (even if results have not been as good) but we think AVB might just win the battle of the former Jose Mourinho underlings - Tottenham to be ahead at half-time and full-time is 3/1 with bet365.
If you want a lower-risk gamble, how about this? Newcastle to get over 2.5 cards away to Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium is 11/8 with bet365. Considering Cheick Tiote is always good for one, that's just two more needed to win...