Tottenham Hotspur’s manager Andre Villas-Boas on the touchline
Andre Villas-Boas set his sights on halting Chelsea’s unbeaten run after guiding Tottenham to an impressive fourth straight Barclays Premier League win on Sunday.
Spurs followed up their historic win over Manchester United by strolling to a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa that came courtesy of goals from Steven Caulker and Aaron Lennon.
The Londoners played some of their best football of the season, and they are now joint fourth in the table with Everton, who are five points short of table-toppers Chelsea.
Chelsea won the Champions League two months after Villas-Boas left and they have started this season in supreme form, dropping just two points from their opening seven games.
But with Spurs now exhibiting the same kind of football that brought them so much praise under Villas-Boas’ predecessor, the Portuguese is confident of ripping up the Blues’ unbeaten record when they play each other a week on Saturday at White Hart Lane.
He said: ‘It’s obviously going to be a difficult game but we are showing good levels of competence and we hope to profit from the fact that we play at home and profit from the fact that we play an unbeaten league leader to help on our motivation to try to beat them.’
Villas-Boas thinks the game will be a good test to see whether his side are capable of attaining the top-four position that was demanded of him when he signed a three-year contract at White Hart Lane this summer.
He added: ‘It will give us the chance to finally break in to the top four and join the elite of the Premier League which is what we have been wanting for quite some time.’