Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has told Football London that he now thinks that Joe Rodon is ready to start for his side.
Rodon joined Tottenham from Swansea City this summer and he has only been given limited game to date.
Spurs are unable to play Rodon during their Europa League campaign, as they signed him too late for the registration window.
However, the 23-year-old youngster could be forced to come into their team at the weekend, as Toby Alderweireld has picked up an injury.
And Mourinho is fully confident that Rodon can handle the step up when handed his first Premier League start.
“Yes, I think he is ready to play. Of course he has not started a match in the Premier League,” Mourinho said.
“He played two little periods with us – Burnley and Manchester City. But the Championship is now a high level competition. It is not the best competition in Europe because the best is the Premier League. But it is much better than many countries’ Premier Leagues.
“So to play regular in the Championship I believe that gives to a player of quality and there are many there. It gives them a certain level of football, of intensity and of experience that allows the players to be good players.
“So yes we have Davinson for tomorrow. But for Sunday we have play Davinson and Rodon which we are okay, we are happy.”
Rodon has actually been favoured to Sanchez following his arrival at Tottenham, but throwing him in against Chelsea really would be a challenge.
The game already looks to be a huge one with Tottenham and Chelsea both tipped to be contenders to win the Premier League title after their bright starts to the campaign.