Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas is fully confident that his side has what it takes to claim all three points when his side travel to arch-enemies Arsenal on Sunday.
Victory for Spurs would see them move six points clear of their north London rivals as they try and finish above their nearest neighbours for the first time in the league since the 1994/95 season.
It'll be the first time AVB will be without Gareth Bale though as the Welsh wing-wizard looks likely to be announced as a Real Madrid player at any moment.
It serves as a blow for AVB and Spurs as Bale has played an integral part in recent derby successes for Spurs - scoring three times in four wins for the white half of north London.
AVB, however, is still convinced that his team can succeed without him:
"We have the quality to go there and win," the Tottenham manager said, as reported on the Independent.
"I think we will set up to try to win the game and hopefully achieve the result we want."
Spurs have won their opening four matches of the campaign and were in convincing form again last night as they breezed past Dinamo Tbilisi 3-0 to reach the Europa League group stages.
AVB is fully aware that Sunday's game will be a completely different scenario though.
"Yes. It is a different type of proposition on Sunday but it has special ingredients of a game that is unique in English football and full of emotion.
"Hopefully, if we set up properly, the match for sure will be a great game, because both teams want to play, want to win, want to attack, and hopefully it can be a present for the fans," he said.
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