Wednesday 3 December 2014 19:03, UK
Harry Kane believes the absence of Chelsea striker Diego Costa gives Tottenham a chance of upsetting the Premier League leaders at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are in confident mood after three straight wins, the latest of which was an impressive 2-1 victory over Everton on Sunday.
Spurs have not won at Stamford Bridge since February 10, 1990 but Kane says the team are optimistic they can end that run.
We're full of confidence. We are coming off three wins in a row now in all competitions, so we'll take that confidence into the game on Wednesday.
"We're full of confidence," the striker said. "We are coming off three wins in a row now in all competitions, so we'll take that confidence into the game on Wednesday.
"We're looking to get the result. Obviously Chelsea are going to be trying to do the same at home, but they are missing their main man up front. So they have to change a few things, and we're feeling good.
"The Chelsea game is not the be-all or end-all, but it would add to the great momentum we have at the moment if we could beat them. That is what we want to do and we will give ourselves the best possible chance."
Spurs put in one of their best performances of the season against Everton with their high-pressing game causing a lot of problems for Roberto Martinez’s side.
Kane revealed this is something Spurs have drilled extensively in training and admitted he was pleased to see it used to such good effect on Sunday.
"We have been working hard, getting our shape together and sliding together, pressing high up the pitch," he said. "I thought we did that well and obviously it worked well because we got the result in the end.
"We have been working on it recently. We're getting used to it more, getting fitter. I thought the lads worked very hard. You saw in the first half we were out of the blocks, trying to get the ball back high up the pitch and that's how we got our second goal."
Spanish striker Roberto Soldado has struggled to find the net for Spurs since his big-money move from Valencia but he got the winner against Everton, ending a 593-minute goal drought in the process.
Kane was delighted to see his strike partner find the back of the net and hopes it will lead to more goals for the 29-year-old.
"I am delighted for Roberto to get his goal," Kane said. "He has been a tad unlucky in the recent games, so it means a lot to him to get on the scoresheet.
"Obviously the lads are very happy for him and hopefully he can push on and get a few more."