Former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas says they're capable of competing for the title.
Spurs host Manchester City this Sunday.
"Spurs are already five points better off than they were at this stage last season - and they have not hit their stride yet," he told the BBC.
"Last year, they got stronger as the campaign went on and I am expecting the same to happen this time.
"I put that down to the way Pochettino trains his side very hard for long periods, even well into the season. They still do double sessions some days and will carry that on all the way up to Christmas."