Southampton boss Mark Hughes welcomes Chelsea to St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday and, win or lose, he will make his mark.
If the former Blues striker secures a first top-flight win since being in charge at Saints, he will become only the third manager to beat the Stamford Bridge side in the Premier League with four different clubs.
Hughes has obtained victories over Chelsea, for whom he made 95 Premier League appearances, when he was in charge of Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City and Stoke City.
The other managers to achieve this were Sam Allardyce and Roy Hodgson.
Hodgson secured victories over Chelsea when manager of Blackburn, Liverpool, WBA and Crystal Palace while Allardyce overcame the Blues when in charge of Bolton, West Ham, Sunderland and Palace.
Should Hughes lose against Chelsea another little record will be set: it would be the third time that Hughes would have been beaten by Chelsea this season, having suffered two defeats while in charge of Stoke City.
Only one other manager has suffered three defeats at the hands of the same opponents in one season: Graeme Souness lost three times to Arsenal as manager of Blackburn and Newcastle United.