Tottenham forward Clint Dempsey believes the club are well placed to end Chelsea's unbeaten start to the new campaign when they meet in the Premier League this weekend.
The Champions League holders have started 2012/13 impressively under the stewardship of Roberto Di Matteo, who was offered the permanent manager's job in west London as a result of last season's European and FA Cup success.
Ahead of Saturday's lunchtime encounter at White Hart Lane, Spurs' summer signing Dempsey, is confident he and his team-mates can cause an upset, as Andre Villas-Boas' side begin to build momentum of their own.
"It is going to be an important game because the table is so tight," he told Sky Sports. "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 found the net only once for his new club, and is hoping to kick-start a run against Chelsea.
The side from Stamford Bridge offer a huge threat in attack, but like last season, have shown weaknesses in defence - something that Spurs will hope to exploit this weekend.
"I feel like am settling in," added the USA international. "I have played in seven games, and six starts - with a goal and assist in the league.
"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."
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