Tottenham's Clint Dempsey feels they are well placed to end Chelsea's unbeaten start to the new season.
The European champions have been in good form under Roberto Di Matteo - whilst Spurs have been building up momentum with Andre Villas-Boas only taking over the White Hart Lane hot-seat in the summer.
Dempsey insists that Saturday's game - which you can see live on Sky Sports - could have a major bearing on their season.
"It is going to be an important game because the table is so tight," he told Sky Sports News HD.
"You have to take care of your home games and try and get as many results as you can.
"We want to continue this run of positive results, so we know it is going to be a tough test but we are all excited, and we have everyone back from fitness now and we are looking to make the most of this game."
Dempsey himself is pleased with his own form since his deadline day move across the capital from Fulham to Tottenham, but he does want more goals having scored just once thus far for his new club.
"I feel like am settling in," he continued.
"I have played in seven games, and six starts - with a goal and assist in the league and I would like better numbers than that but at the same time I am feeling good and playing consistently, I am playing well but I just want more goals and assists as it feels I am contributing more."