With Spurs sitting at the top of the table, Jose Mourinho has now admitted that his side can be called title contenders.
Having left Manchester United with a bitter taste two years ago, a new social media-friendly Mourinho has quickly rediscovered his spark at Tottenham Hotspur, but despite Spurs' fine form, the Portuguese coach remains grounded.
"We are always contenders to win the next match," Mourinho told reporters.
"Nothing more than that.
"We are going there (Chelsea) with three possible results. We know anything can happen, but our objective is to win.
"If we go there top of the league or with Liverpool top (second-placed Liverpool play Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday) it doesn't change anything for us."
The London side face Chelsea in a London derby on Sunday, and a win would mean Spurs have 23 points from their first 10 matches.