Pardew believes the Chelsea squad is as good as any from Jose Mourinho's first spell and is also optimistic of a resurgence from his team.
"This is as good as he's had. They've got a good chance," Pardew said.
"We need those players back, especially for games at this level. Tottenham is a game I'd like to think we can get through and hopefully get a strong result.
"Then after that I think a lot of our big players will come back to us and for the next 13 games I think we'll be strong and then in the summer we've got work to do."
Pardew also bemoaned substitute Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa's decision to wrestle Samuel Eto'o to the ground and concede a penalty.
He added: "I don't know why he's grabbed him quite in that manner and I think Mapou's scratching his head about why he got himself in that position."
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