It's anyone's guess how long Jose Mourinho will hold onto his position as Chelsea manager for, but if he gets his marching orders from Stamford Bridge in the near future, it will mean all four west London clubs having a new manager to the one they started the season with – and it's barely November!
Kit Symons's sacking as Fulham boss today means he follows Brentford's Marinus Dijkhuizen and QPR's Chris Ramsey in being handed their P45s. GetWestLondon takes al look at what went wrong for all three men, and how long it may be before Jose joins them.
Dutchman Dijkhuizen was the first to go, just eight games into the new season. However, unlike Ramsey and Symons, it was not so much the weight of expectation which counted against him, but more a case of unrest on the training ground.
Yes, Brentford had finished in the Championship play-off places the previous season, but the club has made it clear that the former Excelsior boss, who was coming in as head coach, would not be judged on results.
Hampered from the start by injuries and departures to key players, there was a lot of sympathy for the big man, but a far too relaxed approach to training in contrast to predecessor Mark Warburton's organised approach did for him in the end.
While Warburton would be first at the training ground and last to leave, Dijkhuizen's lateness did not go down well, while players were often left unsure of their roles and members of the coaching team left unutilised.
The genial Ramsey was next out of the door, given the bullet by QPR last week after a derby defeat at Brentford was followed by quite literal Derby defeat, with a 1-0 reverse at the iPro Stadium proving to be the last straw.
Rangers had stuck by their man after his doomed attempt to keep them in the Premier League failed, with the club eyeing nervously the scrape neighbours Fulham had with a double relegation last season and instead looking for some continuity.
However, when the expected departures of star players like Charlie Austin and Matt Phillips failed to materialise during the transfer window, together with a good run of form towards the end of August, expectations changed, and caution was replaced with a desire to be back in the bright lights of the top flight.
Unfortunately for Ramsey, this form nosedived, and only two wins from the next 10 games spelt the end for his reign at Loftus Road.
Having restored some stability following the disastrous reign of Felix Magath, Symons could not escape the fact that it was still a very disappointing season for Fulham, but like Ramsey, was given another chance this term.
The trouble, his side never got any kind of consistency going, and as the old nursery rhyme goes – when they were good they were very very good, but when they were bad they were awful.
The 4-0 derby hammering of QPR, the 4-2 comeback win against Reading and a 4-1 away win at Bristol City are not signs of a poor side, but a woeful 5-2 home drubbing by Birmingham City yesterday proved to be the last straw.
The bizarre thing is, that busting by Brum followed an unbeaten October, which included those hammering of Reading and Bristol City, plus useful away points at Middlesbrough and Charlton, while there was no shame in the midweek defeat at an in-form Burnley side.
Yesterday's defeat at Stoke means Mourinho, although he was banned from yesterday's game, has now presided over the worst run of Chelsea results in 16 years, and their title defence has been dead in the water for weeks now.
In fact, the Blues seem in a lot worse a state on the pitch than they did when Mourinho was last given the bullet from the Bridge, back in 2007.
Talk is of player revolts and Jose's replacement already being lined up, but Mourinho still enjoys a huge amount of loyalty from Blues supporters, and it will be interesting to see what the coming days bring in SW6.