Increasingly in a myriad of modern-day tweaking at the highest level its not conventional strike partnerships that click to help teams win football matches, its the synergy between an attacking midfielder and his clinical forward.
Chelsea have shown that in all of their four successive Premier League victories so far this season, with Cesc Fabregas showing an almost uncanny ability to pick out his new club team-mate Diego Costa with an alarming regularity.
Costa took his Chelsea tally to seven goals in just four games in Saturday's 4-2 victory over Swansea City, four of those set by Fabregas, who has already has six assists himself.
Jose Mourinho spent a combined £57.5m to put the pair together, a sum that would leave you scratching behind the sofa if you were in the market for Angel di Maria.
That looks like an absolute snip when you consider the duo's quick link-up that belies a short time spent together for the Spanish national side, but expect other teams who spent big on exciting forwards to reap similar rewards with time and patience.
While Chelsea's new double trouble bask in the glow of a dream start to life in West London lets look elsewhere for combinations that you may well see on a consistent basis as the campaign drags on, with devastating consequences.
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