Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur is looking forward to their clash with Chelsea.

The Eagles are in the middle of a tough run of fixtures, with the 2-1 defeat at home against Manchester United being followed by the visit of Premier League leaders Chelsea on Saturday, before trips to Watford and Arsenal over the Christmas period.

“It is hard but then there are no easy games and every single point is hard to get in this league, none more so than playing against Manchester United or Chelsea,” McArthur said.

“But these are the type of games you want to be involved in. We are here and we will fight for every point and definitely make it hard for Chelsea.”