The experienced defender is looking forward to the match against his former team, and realises that the Stadio Olimpico outfit will be tough opponents
The Nerazzurri currently sit fourth in the league table, holding a six-point lead over sixth-placed Roma, and Chivu is determined to bag the full three points on Sunday.
"We are going to Rome to win this game because it is essential that we bag the full three points," the Romanian defender told La Repubblica.
"They are a team in good shape, but we want to climb as high as possible.
"Roma are not easy to beat. They attack the spaces and get in behind you. They have players who always seem to find the right pass at the right time."
Inter were beaten 3-1 at home by Roma earlier this season.