Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham travel to face in-form Burnley this weekend, Spurs looking to bounce back from a worrying run of form as they bid to keep in touch with the top four.
Here is all you need to know about Saturday’s clash at Turf Moor:
Last weekend’s goalless draw at Newcastle stretched Burnley’s unbeaten run in the Premier League to six fixtures, with only league leaders Liverpool having taken more points than Sean Dyche’s in-form side during that period.
After struggling earlier in the season, Burnley are now looking ahead over the closing stages, currently sitting ninth in the division and within just four points of the European places.
Four clean sheets in their past five fixtures has provided the platform for the Clarets climb up the Premier League table, and they will leapfrog this weekend’s opponents with victory on Saturday.
Back-to-back defeats has halted Tottenham’s momentum and hopes of securing a top four finish, the club struggling in the absence of a recognised centre-forward with leading scorers Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min both sidelined.
Defeats to Chelsea and Wolves have seen the north London side drop to seventh, whilst their hopes of silverware this season look all but over following a midweek penalty shoot-out defeat to Norwich in the FA Cup.
Mourinho insists his side are giving all they can despite their struggles, but with a five-point gap to make up to fourth-placed Chelsea the possibility of missing out on Champions League football looks probable.
Tottenham 5-0 Burnley, 7th December 2o19
The last meeting between the two sides saw Burnley on the wrong end of a thrashing at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Son Heung-Min scoring one of the goals of the season with a stunning individual effort, running from the edge of his own penalty area before slotting home.
Harry Kane also scored twice in addition to further goals from Lucas Moura and Moussa Sissoko, Spurs capitalising on some poor defending from the visitors to climb up to sixth in the Premier League.
Predicted Line ups
Burnley: Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Rodriguez, Vydra
Tottenham: Gazzaniga; Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Tanganga, Davies; Ndombele, Lo Celso; Moura, Bergwijn, Alli
Who is the referee?
How can I watch Burnley v Tottenham?
UK and Irish readers can watch the game on Sky Sports Main Event, whilst US fans can view the fixture on NBCSN.
What time is kick off?
Burnley – 17/10
Draw – 9/4
Tottenham – 17/10