Tottenham Manager Andre Vilas Boas has admitted that he doubts his Spurs side are ready to win the Premier League.
The North London team were busy in the transfer window this summer with the team's spending surpassing a staggering £105million.
AVB has launched a revolution at White Hart Lane but this holds no guarantee of instant success.
The transfer saga of the summer ended with Tottenham selling their Welsh winger and star player Gareth Bale to Real Madrid for a reported world record-breaking £86 million.
Even with Spurs' new additions to the side this season including forward Eric Lamela and Roberto Soldado, the loss of Bale will come as a bitter blow to AVB's squad.
With the return of Mourinho to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea are looking to be real contenders for the Premier League this season.
Liverpool have got off to a flying start in the 2013/14 campaign with Reds striker Daniel Sturridge scoring the winner in each of their three opening games. Liverpool fans will be hoping this run of good form continues, with last seasons top scorer Luis Suarez's return imminent, the team from Merseyside could well clinch a Champions League spot.
Both Manchester teams are in good stead this season; Manchester United strengthening their title winning side with summer signing Belgian International Marouane Fellaini. Manchester City have added a handful of world-class players to an already strong squad including Spanish International Jesus Navas.
Fierce North London rivals Arsenal sealed a deadline day deal with Real Madrid superstar Mesut Ozil. This addition to the side will enhance a team that has already gelled well together. The Gunners beat Tottenham 1-0 in the team's first North London of the season.
The £105 million overhaul of Tottenham players may reduce thier chance of securing a Champions League spot. The squad will need time to adjust and gel with one another; fielding a side that includes young players with potential, AVB has admitted to Sky Sports that Spurs opponents are one step ahead.
'The circumstances are difficult' he said, 'The investment that we have made raises expectations in people but what we have to do is create a team that bonds together'.
The Tottenham boss then went on to say: 'That takes time and we see that our opponents are one step ahead as they have players who have been together for many years; that is an advantage we don't have'.
Spurs have however bounced back from their defeat at the Emirates in this weekend's clash against Norwich.
It is still early in the season and there is still everything to play for but Tottenham have a hard task ahead if they wish to finish in the top 4.