Damein Duff felt almost suicidal three months ago at Newcastle.
There was no luck of the Irish for him as his injury-jinxed three-year Geordie nightmare ended with an own goal that sent the Magpies crashing into the Championship.
But today, having just joined Fulham, he is set to face Blues of a very different kind.
And trying to put the skids under his old pals from Chelsea will be an absolute pleasure. Duff said: “I was almost suicidal the way we went down at Newcastle.
“When the chance came to come here, I just jumped at it.”
Roy Hodgson, who sold him from Blackburn to Chelsea for £17million six years ago, rescued him.
“I can’t speak highly enough of the manager,” said Duff. “It would be nice to nick something for him this season.”
Duff, 30, set up Fulham’s third goal against Amkar Perm in the Europa Cup on Thursday.
He said: “It was nice to set up a goal on my debut. I’m looking forward to the next three years here.”