Jose Mourinho: Tottenham are ‘big contenders’ to win the league
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho describes Tottenham as "big contenders" to win the Premier League title this season
Jose Mourinho has described Tottenham as “big contenders” to win the Premier League title this season ahead of Chelsea’s trip to White Hart Lane.
Mourinho takes his Blues side to Spurs on Saturday as he prepares to face his former understudy Andre Villas-Boas for the first team as an opposing manager.
And the Chelsea boss, who returned to Stamford Bridge on a four-year deal this summer, believes that as many as six teams have a chance of winning the title – but feels Spurs are now stronger than ever.
“In this moment the situation is different because the top six – with all the respect to the other teams who are working to be in that group – any one of the six teams can be first, any one of the six teams can be sixth,” said Mourinho.
“In my time before that was not possible. That’s the beauty of the league. Instead of people complaining that we have all lost matches and no one of us have 15 points, it’s better like this.
“I look forward to playing against Tottenham as always. Always big matches, good matches. There is rivalry, it’s one more London derby and I like these matches.
“I think they are a big contender. They have bought players with quality. When I analyse Spurs, they have a much better squad than last season.”