Tottenham linked with Inter Milan defensive lynchpin Milan Skriniar

Mourinho is doing everything in his power to talk down talk of a title push in 2021 but their impressive form means they will be right in the mix in the months ahead.

Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld have formed a solid partnership at the back for Spurs this season but Robinson believes they need more quality.

He told an interview with Teamalk.com that Spurs should reignite their interested in Slovakian international Skriniar after being linked with him in the summer.

Inter’s Champions League exit could also be a bonus for Spurs, if Jose makes a move, with Skriniar’s asking price set to drop to below £50m.

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Premier League: Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur

Both sides have made excellent starts to the season, putting busy European schedules aside to mount early title challenges.

Spurs are the leaders of the pack at the minute, and come into the game having rested many of their big names in a routine 4-0 win over Ludogorets on Thursday night.

With that in mind, Spurs should have a fully-fit Harry Kane to call upon, as he continues his excellent start to the season looking for his 17th goal involvement in just his tenth game. The England striker has seven goals and nine assists so far, most of which have been laid on for Son Heung-Min, who also enjoyed a night off on Thursday.

Despite their packed schedule, Spurs actually won’t have too many injuries to contend with when they visit the Bridge, with Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela the only definite absentees. Japhet Tanganga made a return from injury in the win over Ludogorets and could return to the squad to contend with Joe Rodon and Davinson Sanchez to partner Eric Dier at centre-back.

Giovanni Lo Celso is also a doubt with a knock, but after scoring 35 seconds after coming on as a sub in the win over Manchester City last weekend, could still make the squad from the bench.

Chelsea had to work a little harder than Spurs on Tuesday night, needing a late winner from Olivier Giroud to edge past Rennes and qualify for the Champions League last 16 with a 2-1 win.

Manager Frank Lampard also has practically a full squad to choose from for the visit of Spurs, with Christian Pulisic available after recovering from a hamstring injury which has seen him miss most of the start of the season.

Thiago Silva played 90 minutes against Rennes and should continue alongside Kurt Zouma, after missing last weekend’s win over Newcastle through fatigues from international duty.

Sunday will mark Roman Abramovich’s 1000th game in charge of Chelsea and also the last game the Blues will have to play in front of an empty stadium, with 2,000 fans ready to be allowed into Stamford Bridge when Leeds United are the visitors on December 5th.

And they could come back as their team tops the league, as a win over Spurs could send Chelsea top of the pile if Liverpool fail to beat Brighton on Saturday.

Chelsea take on Spurs at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, November 29th. Kick-off is at 4.30pm.

Toby Alderweireld out for Tottenham due to injury

But the Belgium international’s adductor injury suffered against Manchester City on Saturday is not as bad as first feared.

Manager Jose Mourinho said: “He has a muscular injury but not as big as we initially thought.

“He will have time to be out, but not like a month which was immediately what we thought. I would say between two and four weeks.

“It’s bad news, he was playing his best football. He’s an important player that we’ll miss.”

There had been doubts over the match taking place with reports in Bulgaria suggesting some Ludogorets players had tested positive for coronavirus.

But Mourinho said: “According to my information, that’s not true. The problems they had were immediately after the game we played there (3-1 win on November 5). They have had one more game after that, which they won, then the international break.

“Of the team that comes (on Thursday), I believe only two players who played against us are not playing. Apart from that, the other nine are in the list and ready to play.

“I don’t understand the news, there is a big contradiction between the news and the information we have.”

Harry Kane seals 1-0 Tottenham Premier League win at West Brom

Spurs were far from their best in West Midlands but Kane’s late intervention makes it four straight Premier League away wins for Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese boss opted to hand Gareth Bale his first league start of the season against the Baggies but the Welsh international struggled to make an impact against the hosts.

Spurs did carve out a string of half chances in the opening 45, but the best chances fell to West Brom, as Callum Robinson tested Hugo Lloris.

West Brom worked hard to shut Tottenham out after the break with Sergio Reguilon’s long range drive well saved by Sam Johnstone.

With Tottenham unable find a breakthrough, they left the door open for the hosts on the counter attack, and Lloris produced another vital stop to deny Karlan Grant.

But with Mourinho driving them on from the touchline, Spurs began to turn the screw in the final 10 minutes.

Johnstone was at his best to deny Toby Alderweireld and Carlos Vinicius but he could do nothing as Kane’s finally broke their resistance.

Irish international Matt Doherty hung a cross into the box and with Johnstone was caught in no man’s land, as Kane stole in to nod home his 150th Premier League goal.

Full Time at The Hawthorns it’s West Brom 0 Tottenham 1

Gareth Bale seals Tottenham 2-1 win over Brighton

The Welsh international came off the bench to clinch all three points as Spurs move up to second in the table.

Mourinho’s team were on top from the start in this one as Harry Kane and Sergio Reguilon forced early stops from Robert Sanchez.

And with Spurs coming in waves against the under pressure Seagulls defence, Kane edged them in front on 10 minutes.

The England skipper was fouled right on the edge of the box by Adam Lallana and after a long VAR check he confidently fired home from the spot.

Brighton looked to wrestle themselves back into it after the break as highly rated full back Tariq Lamptey netted his first ever Premier League goal.

Solly March stretched the Spurs defence in behind to pull back for Pascal Gross and he unselfishly fed in Lamptey to sidefoot past Hugo Lloris.

Mourinho threw on Bale in the closing stages to try and turn the tide and the Real Madrid loanee provided the vital impetus.

Toby Alderweireld’s pass sent Reguilon free in behind Lamptey and the Spaniard arrowed cross found Bale inside the box and the returning made no mistake to power past Sanchez.

Full Time at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium it’s Tottenham 2 Brighton 1

Premier League Preview: Tottenham v Brighton

Mourinho has promised big changes to his team following that loss in Belgium with up to six new faces in line to start against the Seagulls.

Toby Alderweireld and Matt Doherty are certain to return in defence with Tanguy Ndombele and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg also pushing for a starting place.

Harry Kane and Son Heung-min started on the bench against Antwerp and Spurs’ in form duo will be looking to continue their impressive recent form.

Brighton on the other hand are wildly out of form with Graham Potter’s side without a win in their last five matches.

And Potter has no new updates on the injury front with Alireza Jahanbaksh and Davy Propper still sidelined and skipper Lewis Dunk still suspended.

Kick off is a late one tomorrow night with a 7.15pm start at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham

And there could be a boost in the shape of Gareth Bale returning to full fitness, as the Welshman has been in full training during the break. Mourinho has said that he could feature on Sunday, likely from the bench.

Eric Dier missed England’s game with Denmark on Wednesday with a hamstring injury and needs to be assessed, with Toby Alderweireld on standby to deputise. Giovanni Lo Celso will miss the game through injury, as will Japhet Tanganga.

West Ham will welcome back David Moyes to the touchline after he missed the last two games quarantining after contracting COVID-19, and he’ll be hoping to carry on the winning streak after Alan Irvine oversaw two wins against Wolves and Leicester in his absence.

Moyes has said he’s feeling fine and he’s happy with how dangerous his side look, after a poor start to the season which saw them lose to Newcastle and Arsenal before turning things around.

Arthur Masuaku, Ryan Fredericks and Issa Diop are all doubtful for the Hammers, with Vladimir Coufal likely to continue at right-back in place of Fredericks after a solid debut.

There was frustration in the transfer market as Said Benrahma’s move from Brentford collapsed after a failed medical on Friday, meaning the club will go until at least January with a winger less than they started the season with, after Felipe Anderson left for Porto earlier this month.