Chelsea manager Antonio Conte during the press conference
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is anticipating a difficult test when his side faces Tottenham at Stamford Bridge in tomorrow's evening kick-off, the Daily Mail reports.
A win would keep his side on top of the Premier League after they reached the summit following six consecutive wins - meaning they are a point clear of Liverpool and Manchester City.
Tottenham are currently four points behind but remain the only unbeaten side in the league having won six and drawn six in their opening 12 games, and Conte believes his team is coming up against a side that is fighting for the title.
He told reporters at his pre-match press conference, as reported by the Daily Mail: "Tottenham has a great manager, talented players, very young, and I think they are improving. We have to pay great attention.
"Tomorrow it's important to play good football to win the game. You have to put your passion in the right way.
"Tottenham can create great difficulty for any team in this league, and can fight until the end to win the title."
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino before the match
It has been a tricky start to the season for Mauricio Pochettino's side, who were eliminated from the Champions League in midweek following a 2-1 loss to Monaco.
They have had their fair share of injuries this season but have recently been boosted by the return of Harry Kane - who has instantly been in among the goals.
It could be a fascinating encounter at Stamford Bridge tomorrow - especially as Chelsea haven't conceded a goal in each of their last six league games while Tottenham have conceded the fewest goals of all the sides in the division.
Some would suggest that a tight, cagey game could be in store - though after last season's feisty 2-2 draw, the neutrals will be hoping for more fireworks.
Tottenham and Chelsea players clash