Emile Heskey made a goalscoring debut for Aston Villa on Tuesday night and immediately set his sights on breaking up the established 'big four' in the Premier League.
The England striker's debut goal gave the Villans a 1-0 win against Portsmouth to move his new club into third place in the league and prompted manager Martin O'Neill to quip: "I'll think we'll win it now!"
Villa, who are behind second-placed Liverpool only on goal difference and just three points adrift of leaders and champions Manchester United, have a serious chance of finishing the season in a Champions League qualifying place.
"Sooner or later someone is going to break up the big four and hopefully it will be Villa," Heskey said.
The 31-year-old showed early signs of striking up a potent partnership with fellow striker Gabriel Agbonlahor and the former Wigan Athletic forward was very happy with his first game for Villa.
"It's nice to score on your debut because it can be difficult settling into a new club," Heskey said. "But I've had some great times with some great clubs including with Martin at Leicester and I'm sure it's going to be the same here at Villa."
O'Neill was in jovial mood after Villa set a new club record for away wins in the Premier League but continued to make light of the possibility of a serious title tilt in public.
"At least we are making it a bit interesting," O'Neill said after Villa's sixth successive away win in the league. "And I'm delighted with how we are performing. The spirit in the side is first class."
"We've been without John Carew for two months and now Martin Laursen and Ashley Young are missing as well. If you had told me at the start of the season we would be doing so well without players like this then I'd just never have believed you."