Ledley King insists that confidence is high going into Saturday's big clash with Chelsea at the Lane.
Both teams are enjoying unbeaten runs, Chelsea's stretching back to mid-October and ours since defeat at Aston Villa on November 22. The new Club skipper feels the chances of overcoming Chelsea are as good as they have been in recent seasons.
"We're in a good run of form at the moment, confidence is high and we probably feel this is as good a chance as we've had in the last few years beating them," reasoned Ledley. "Everyone is looking forward to it."
Despite preparations having the same level of intensity for every game, Ledley admits encounters with teams such as Chelsea do carry a special aura.
"Everybody likes playing in the big matches where you raise your game. It is a London side as well and does have that little something extra. We believe that we can do it," he added, pointing out that the team are looking to improve their productivity in London derbies.
"We've got to do something about that. Our record hasn't been good against London teams and that is a little bit surprising, I don't know why it is but it is something we must put right - starting on Saturday."