A number of Chelsea players have every reason to put in a big display against Tottenham and backing them to score the first goal should be done with Ladbrokes to guarantee the best prices.
Ladbrokes are running a number of specials for the Premier League showdown at White Hart Lane, including the best prices on all outcomes within the correct scoreline market and half time/full time market.
However, it is the same offer in the first scorer market that may generate the most appeal, particularly in relation to Fernando Torres, Frank Lampard and John Terry.
Torres is still waiting to have a big impact with Chelsea fans and manager Andre Villas-Boas will need to give him games soon to sharpen his fitness, as the Spaniard will be the club’s chief striker when Didier Drogba heads off to the African Cup of Nations.
Lampard is coming to terms with no longer being an automatic name on the Chelsea team sheet, but would perhaps like nothing more than upsetting his uncle, Spurs boss Harry Redknapp.
Meanwhile, Terry has been in the news for all of the wrong reasons for the past few days and would surely like this to change.
Torres is 7/1 to score first against Tottenham, with Lampard available at 9/1 and Terry the biggest price at 33/1.