Joe Jordan challenges Tottenham Hotspur

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Joe Jordan has challenged his Tottenham players to add to stuttering Chelsea's woes and blow the Premier League title race wide open.

The last time Chelsea managed to pick up three points in the Premier League was a 1-0 victory over Fulham in mid November and Jordan thinks Spurs can add to Chelsea's woes.

Tottenham have not lost in the league since a 4-2 reverse at Bolton and assistant boss Jordan feels they are in the kind of form to cause Chelsea real problems at White Hart Lane.

Jordan said:"Chelsea have stuttered and they've let the other teams in.

"Not only that, but they've let the other teams in, I think, in believing that there is an opening this season for not just Manchester United and Chelsea to repeat what they have been doing, but other clubs.

"I think it is an open championship; I think there are opportunities there."

He added:"You look at the top teams and you think, 'This is a chance'.

"The top two teams aren't showing the form that they did last year.

"So that, to me, indicates that there is a chance that someone – one or two teams – could get in the pack."

Luka Modric returns after missing Tuesday night's Champions League draw at FC Twente with flu, but fellow midfielder Rafael van der Vaart will play no part as he struggles with a hamstring injury.

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