Ray Wilkins has suggested Harry Kane’s ankle injury could swing things in Chelsea’s favour in the race for a top four finish.
Tottenham moved five points points above fifth-placed Chelsea in the Premier League table following their 4-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday.
Both sides will play in the FA Cup quarter-finals this weekend, meaning their league positions won’t be able to change until they meet in the first game back after the international break.
Spurs will likely travel to Stamford Bridge without Harry Kane, who limped off midway through the first half at Bournemouth.
Tottenham have confirmed the 24-year-old has damaged ankle ligaments and won’t return to training until next month, something Wilkins believes could have an effect on the battle for Champions League qualification.
“The only thing that swings in their (Chelsea’s) favour is that Harry Kane is out for six weeks,” he told talkSPORT.
“Without Harry’s goals Tottenham may struggle, we don’t know, but [Heung-min] Son is on fire.
“Chelsea have to play both Liverpool and Tottenham at Stamford Bridge, and they have to win both to have any chance of creeping into fourth place.”
Son is indeed on fire having scored seven goals in his last four appearances in all competitions.
The South Korean is likely to play a central role once again at Swansea on Saturday, unless Mauricio Pochettino opts for Fernando Llorente against his former club.
Dele Alli and Danny Rose are both set for fitness tests, while Toby Alderweireld has a chance of starting at the Liberty Stadium.