Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was reluctant to discuss the title despite seeing his side beat Spurs 2-1 to return to the top of the table.
Goals from Pedro and Victor Moses either side of half time gave Conte’s men a hard-fought win, but he insists there is too much football ahead to make any predictions.
“It’s too early,” he said. “This league is very tough. Tottenham showed the talent in this league. There are six, seven teams that can win the title. For us it’s important to continue in this way.”
The Italian had words of praise for his two goalscorers on Saturday, saying: “Victor is a good player. I saw him at the end of the season and I wanted to keep him in the squad. It’s the same as with Pedro. He’s deserving to play and he’s playing fantastic football. For us, it’s very important.”
He added: “This type of game is very difficult because we played against a very strong team. We played with good intensity.
“Tottenham started the game very well. It’s not easy going down 1-0 at home in this type of game. But I’m pleased with the performance, for the dedication. Now it’s important to continue to work.”