With a number of high profile signings looking to grab debut goals this weekend, Al Hain-Cole has taken a look at those most likely to make a big impression up frontExcited fans are not the only ones eagerly anticipating the Premier League’s big kick-off this weekend, as a number of debutants will be hoping to make a big impression on debut.
|Premier League Debut Goalscorers
|Odds from Paddy Power
|Diego Costa to score anytime||10/11|
|Alexis Sanchez to score anytime||6/5|
|Rickie Lambert to score anytime||13/10|
|Diego Costa to score first||7/2|
|Graziano Pelle to score anytime||7/2|
|Alexis Sanchez to score first||9/2|
The Chile international was on target in his first match for his previous club, where a record of 19 goals in 34 league matches last season suggest that he should pose a considerable threat to a Crystal Palace side left reeling from Tony Pulis’ shock departure.
Aside from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, only Diego Costa struck more goals than Sanchez in La Liga last season, and the new Chelsea signing is heavily fancied at 10/11 (1.91) to open his account when the Blues travel to newly-promoted Burnley.
Having hit four goals in six pre-season fixtures for Jose Mourinho’s men, the former Atletico Madrid man represents an attractive proposition at 7/2 (4.50) to break the deadlock on Monday night, just as he did within a minute of kick-off in Tuesday’s friendly against Real Sociedad.
Arriving at a Southampton team that has seen a large number of high profile departures this summer, Graziano Pelle is under some pressure to quickly translate the form that saw him score 55 goals in 66 Eredivisie matches for Feyenoord to the Premier League.
Despite his impressive strike rate, the Italian is on offer at 7/2 (4.50) to strike anytime against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday, and a lengthy 11/1 (12.00) to open the scoring in what would be a dream debut.
After leaving St Mary’s to join his boyhood club this summer, Rickie Lambert is priced at 13/10 (2.30) to open his account for the Reds against his former side, or 5/1 (6.00) to strike first.
|Diego Costa to score anytime for a 1.5pt stake at 10/11 (1.91) with Paddy Power
||Alexis Sanchez to score first for a 1pt stake at 9/2 5.50) with Paddy Power
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