Ledley King believes that Tottenham have a strong enough squad to potentially win just the third league title in the club's history if they can remain in contention after the hectic Christmas period.

The former Spurs captain now works at the club in an ambassadorial role and has been impressed with the early season performances from Andre Villas-Boas' side.

Tottenham currently find themselves in third place after securing 13 points from their opening six games and have equally excelled in the Europa League, despite fielding a vastly changed side.

Having secured a tremendous 2-0 away win over Anzhi Makhachkala, the north London club next face West Ham in the Premier League as they look to extend their winning run.

Having seen title contenders Chelsea and the two Manchester clubs make a stuttering start, King believes that Tottenham could well be in line to challenge for the title if they can extend their form through to the New Year.

"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."

Villas-Boas has been heralded for the work he did over the summer as Spurs made several impressive signings that have helped the club make such a good start to the new campaign.

These signings have provided Villas-Boas with plenty of options as he was able to make eight changes for the meeting with Anzhi. This depth will almost certainly help Spurs as they look to land major honours both domestically and in Europe.