Jan Vertonghen believes Tottenham's motivation to beat Chelsea on Sunday will ensure they shrug off any fatigue.
Spurs face the Premier League champions in the lunchtime kickoff at White Hart Lane, just over 48 hours after returning from a gruelling 5,000-mile round trip to Azerbaijan.
But defender Vertonghen, who played 90 minutes against West Ham last Sunday and in their Europa League win over Qarabag on Thursday night, insists there will be no excuses.
"It seems very tough but when you go on...
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino still expects Chelsea to challenge for the top four this season.
The Blues are enduring a nightmare start to their title defence and will arrive at White Hart Lane on Sunday 10 points and 10 places behind their London rivals.
Spurs, in fifth, are favourites to pick up three points and heap more misery on Jose Mourinho's stuttering side.
But Pochettino is conscious Chelsea have had two more days to prepare for the clash against a Tottenham squad who only arrived back...
Tottenham can land a big punch in the battle for Champions League qualification on Sunday when they host a struggling Chelsea side at White Hart Lane.
Spurs sit 10 points ahead of Jose Mourinho's team in the Premier League table and would extend that lead to 13 if they can become the eighth team to overcome the west London outfit in the top flight this season.
If that scenario sounds familiar, that's because it is. It echoes February 2012, when Tottenham held a 10-point lead over Arsenal in...