Mason: Tottenham refusing to talk about title challenge

Rob Conlon
Ryan Mason: Midfielder likely to start against Chelsea

Ryan Mason: Midfielder likely to start against Chelsea

Ryan Mason says Tottenham are not talking about challenging for the Premier League title despite their impressive campaign to date.

Spurs have not been beaten in the league since the opening day of the season and currently sit only four points behind surprise leaders Leicester City.

After the 4-1 thrashing of West Ham on Saturday, there were suggestions the North Londoners could contend the title this term, but Mason insists they are refusing to buy into their own hype.

“We can’t get carried away with ourselves. We’ve been doing brilliantly recently but football can change quickly,” the midfielder told Sky Sports.

“We are young, we are eager to learn and we are working hard on the training pitch. The gaffer isn’t going to mention winning the Premier League.”

Tottenham host Chelsea on Sunday and a win against the reigning champions is likely to raise expectations even further.

And England international Mason – who could come into the side in place of the suspended Dele Alli – believes the clash will be a huge test for Spurs, despite the Blues’ lowly league position.

“Chelsea’s experience beat us on the day in the League Cup final last season, but we are not looking for so called revenge. We want to continue doing well for ourselves and doing well for the club and the fans.

“Let’s not forget they won the league last year. We know it’s going to be difficult but we are confident we can beat anyone at the moment, especially at the Lane.”

A win over Jose Mourinho’s men will open up a massive 13-point gap between the London rivals.