Ledley King will cross swords with the man he used to face daily in training on Saturday.
And the stylish defender is looking forward to the battle with Les Ferdinand at Upton Park having spent over five seasons as team-mates with the popular striker.
Les left the Lane for West Ham in January and has spear-headed their attack alongside the likes of Jermaine Defoe and Paolo Di Canio since.
And Ledley knows what's coming in another vital Premiership clash.
"Les was always been a tough guy to handle in training," said Ledley. "It will be interesting to play against him. He's a great lad and missed here and we all wish him the best - but not for Saturday."
England international Ledley insisted that it was no surprise that the relegation-threatened Hammers won at West Brom last weekend.
He added: "They've got four or five top players, England internationals, and it was always just a matter of time before they started stringing some results together.
"You can never take them lightly and we know it will be tough on Saturday.
"It's tight for the European places and it will probably go down to the wire. We've got to stick in there, pick up as many points as we can and that starts on Saturday."