The Brazilian ace is eager for revenge for the controversial 2006/07 League Cup final defeat, while on loan at Arsenal from Real Madrid.
“I am eager to play against Chelsea,” he told skysports.com.
“The match is very important because we need three points in the race to reach the second phase of the competition.
“For me it would be a special match. I remember my stay with Arsenal and the enormous rivalry with the Blues.
“Chelsea were responsible for my defeat in the final of the League Cup. If Roma win it is a little revenge for me.”