Spurs have a tough game in the London derby at the weekend, after a Europa League game on Thursday.
Bale has not started a Premier League game so far this season, since arriving on loan from Real Madrid.
But Hoddle thinks the Chelsea game may be Bale's moment to shine.
"I've got a sneaky feeling that Gareth Bale might have a big say in that game," the former Spurs manager said on his official podcast.
"I think Mourinho might be holding him up his sleeve. That's the sort of game where you could just see him.
"He played 90 minutes for Wales, and you could see him turning it on in a game like that.
"It wouldn't surprise me if Mourinho hasn't got him earmarked for Chelsea."