Steve Sidwell insists he will not be looking to prove a point when Fulham face Chelsea on Monday.
The midfielder, who joined the Cottagers from Aston Villa in January, endured a frustrating 12-month spell at Stamford Bridge in 2007/08.
He made just seven league starts for the Blues before being moved on to Villa.
The 28-year-old also struggled to hold down a regular role during his time in the Midlands, leading to his switch to Fulham during the winter transfer window.
He is now determined to get his career back on track at Craven Cottage, with it important for him to get vital minutes under his belt.
A Premier League date with Chelsea will offer him another chance to prove his worth at the highest level, but he claims he will not be raising his game just because the Blues are the opposition.
"I don't feel I've got anything to prove," said Sidwell, who has penned a short-term deal with Fulham which could be extended through to 2014 over the summer.
"It's one of those things in life where if it works out at a club then great, if it doesn't you get your head down and move on.
"It didn't work out at Chelsea but I'm at Fulham now, and all I'm concerned about is putting in a performance for the fans and the manager.
"Every training session and game is a trial for me. I've got to prove my worth to Mark Hughes and wait for discussions at the end of the season."