Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas insists the result against Chelsea will have little bearing on the race for the top four this season. "This game won't have any significant impact," the Portuguese manager said. "It's normally in the games against the other teams that can affect your position a little more dramatically.
"This is a big clash between two teams that competed hard for the Champions League spots last season.
"Whatever happens in this game, I'm not sure if it's going to have a great impact on the classification at the end of the season, but we want to do well, build our confidence and win a game against a team that has won the European Cup two seasons ago, won the Europa League that we wanted so much last season."