Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho names six teams as Premier League title contenders

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has named six teams who could challenge for the Premier League title.

It comes amid a season full of surprises where shock results are becoming the norm.

Liverpool steamrolled their way to the title last season with relative ease but have already found it more difficult this campaign.

Not long ago, Aston Villa thrashed the Reds 7-2 – and Manchester City, who have been touted as the biggest contenders, have had a shaky start.

They sit 10th in the Premier League, while the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have had their own troubles.

Currently, Leicester sit atop of the table and Southampton were also at the summit for a while.

Tottenham were king of the hill for roughly 33 minutes before the Foxes struck against Wolves on Sunday.

And Mourinho has admitted the battle for the title will be a free-for-all.

"I would say that this team could be champion in many European countries," he said.

"The Premier League is the most difficult one to be, because in the Premier League you can do a good season, can have lots of points, but in the end… Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea, Man United, Leicester, Arsenal.

"So you can have a good season and not be champion. So what can we do? We go match after match. We try to win, we don't care about the others.

"I promise you I'm not worried about Leicester v Wolves, or City v Liverpool.

"If Liverpool wins, it is because City loses points. If Leicester wins, it is because Wolves dropped points.

"So I don't care, I just want the team to play match after match, and then at the end of the season let's see where we are."

After West Ham scored three late goals in the 3-3 draw against Spurs, Tottenham have not dropped a point and Mourinho has insisted his team have learnt from their mistakes.

"I said that we were speaking a lot about it and working a lot about that situation. I am not going to say we are not going to lose matches or lose points in the last minutes, it can happen to anyone," Mourinho said.

"We felt the pain against West Ham and since then strategically the team is behaving in a different way.

"The two clean sheets at Burnley and this afternoon showed the lesson – a team in the last five minutes that was very solid, it looked like the pain made a positive effort and the team improved after that."

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