The north London side are currently in control of the race for fourth in the Premier League but the Belgian defender believes they should be aiming even higher
A wonder-goal from Gareth Bale helped the north London club to a 1-0 win over West Brom on Sunday, a result which allowed Andre Villas-Boas' men to close the gap to the Blues to just one point.
And with Spurs having missed out on a Champions League place to their London rivals after they lifted the trophy last season, the Belgian defender is keen to eliminate all doubt.
Vertonghen told reporters: "We will be happy with fourth place but we're only one point behind Chelsea, so we have to aim as high as possible.
"We have a home game against Newcastle on Saturday, so why not? I've played against all the biggest teams in the League and we can beat anybody."