Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic is excited ahead of this weekend's clash with Arsenal.

Ivanovic insisted it was far too early for Chelsea to be thinking about regaining the title they last won in 2010.

"We have the next game as a very great challenge for us in the Premier League - Arsenal away," he said. "This is the first actual big game for us this season."

The 28-year-old added: "Our performances and quality - we know how it is.

"But we have to show everyone, and we have to show it every game.

"This is the biggest challenge. I think Arsenal will be a great challenge for us, and we have to really be ready for that."