The midfielder, who joined Spurs during the summer, told the team's website: "For sure, these are the games that I came to the Premier League for, a big match against a local rival and one of the top teams in Europe.
"Every player wants to play on Saturday, to be a part of it and to feel the atmosphere. It's my first London derby and I'm really looking forward to it.
"Chelsea are a top team and this is a game which will show how far we have come and how far we can go this season. They haven't been as convincing as they can be perhaps, but we know it will be tough and we will need to be at our best if we are to beat them."
Eriksen scored his first goal for Tottenham during their Europa League game against Tromso last Thursday.