The Toffees were among an elite group of teams to beat the Londoners last season, recording a dramatic 2-1 win at Goodison when Louis Saha was the star.
"We are looking forward to this game," Howard told evertonfc.com.
"It is always special when we play Chelsea at Goodison. We always give them a really good fight and last season we showed what we could do. Hopefully we can do the same thing again to them this season on the final day."
The win against the Stamford Bridge side was one of several excellent results over high-flying sides last season and USA stopper Howard is aware that even more will be expected from him and his teammates this term.
"Our confidence will be high when we face them because of last season's result," he continued.
"The expectation level has also risen and that is fantastic that we are expected to do well even against the biggest teams in the country."