Tottenham are good enough to win the Premier League title, declares Ledley King

Shaky starts by the usual contenders makes this campaign among the most open in memory

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Former Tottenham captain Ledley King believes Spurs are capable of winning the Premier League this season.

Under the guidance of Andre Villas-Boas, Spurs have made an impressive start to the campaign. They currently sit third in the table and have been cruising in the Europa League, with last night's 2-0 win in Russia over Anzhi Makhachkala their second win in as many games. They also thrashed Aston Villa in the Capital One Cup third round despite using a team shorn of their biggest names.

This weekend, they take on West Ham at White Hart, with victory potentially taking them to the top of the pile.

“It (the title) is something I have thought about,” King told the Evening Standard. “There is still a long way to go, but if the team can keep performing as they are until Christmas, they can re-evaluate the situation and take it from there.

“They look like one of the strongest teams and, along with Arsenal, they have been one of the most consistent. The race looks open, more than it has done in previous years.

“In recent years, you always expected Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea to be at the top of the table from the off, but they have all struggled a little bit. At this stage, you wouldn’t know who to put your money on.”

After making eight changes for the meeting with Anzhi, Villas-Boas is expected to restore most of his first-choice players to the starting XI at the weekend.