Spurs are just five points off the top of the table with 15 games remaining following their 3-1 win over the Eagles and have the best defensive record in the league.
But that focus has shifted somewhat in recent weeks and the north Londoners are now being tipped for a surprise title tilt.
However, some fans and pundits have cast doubt on their title credentials due to a perceived lack of strength in depth with no obvious top class back-up for the likes of Harry Kane, the injured Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen.
'It's a real healthy blend'
But former Spurs player and manager Sherwood told BBC's Match of the Day he disagrees.
"They've got quality in depth," Sherwood told MOTD.
"(The likes of Nacer) Chadli can come off the bench and give you that (goals).
"At the moment they have got the strongest squad in the Premier League bar Man City in my opinion.
"It's a real healthy blend of experience and youth and no wonder Roy Hodgson (who was present at the game vs Palace) is going to watch Tottenham play, there's five England internationals in the starting 11."
Vertonghen injury will test Sherwood's theory
Spurs will face an immediate and stiff test of Sherwood's claims after key defender Vertonghen was ruled out for a 'significant' spell following injuries to his ankle and knee at Selhurst Park, as reported by the Evening Standard.
Pochettino's defence has formed the basis of the club's outstanding season so far and the big Belgian has been a rock alongside compatriot Toby Alderweireld.
The club faces three very winnable games seven days when they travel to Colchester United in the FA Cup on Saturday followed by a trip to face Norwich City next Tuesday night and Watford at White Hart Lane next Saturday.