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By Lyall Thomas

Last Updated: 21/02/20 5:59pm

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has heaped pressure on former club Chelsea by insisting they remain favourites to finish fourth in the Premier League.

The top-flight form table since Mourinho took over puts Spurs third above his former club, and they sit just one point behind them in fifth as they prepare to travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

With Manchester City facing a two-year Champions League ban pending appeal, fifth place will also secure qualification for next season – but Mourinho is not taking that for granted.

“At this moment, Tottenham, Manchester United, Arsenal, Sheffield United, Wolverhampton, Everton – we are the underdogs,” he said.

“We have ambitions to be there but we are one, two, three points behind Chelsea, so they have an advantage to all of us. That’s obvious. It’s not a big advantage but it is an advantage.

4:07 Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho appears in good spirits despite a number of injury problems and a busy run of fixtures.

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho appears in good spirits despite a number of injury problems and a busy run of fixtures.