Tune into talkSPORT for EXCLUSIVE commentary of Burnley v Tottenham from Turf Moor
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Spurs are winless in five league away matches, losing four of them, and the prospect of facing one of the top flight’s strongest defences means it’s unlikely to be a goal fest.
You don’t get a lot of goals at Turf Moor, so Spurs will have to be at their sharpest to score past a defence that has only conceded three goals at home this season.
The Clarets have won five and lost just one of their last eight home games in the league, and Sean Dyche’s well-drilled side have not conceded a Premier League goal in 354 minutes of action – since Demarai Gray striker for Leicester on 2 December.
However, Burnley’s resilience could be broken without solid centre-back James Tarkowski, who begins a three-match ban for violent conduct and will miss the clash.
Spurs, meanwhile, will be boosted at the back with the return of Davinson Sanchez from suspension.
This match also provides Dele Alli with a chance for redemption from his mid-season slump. The England star has been in dreadful form of late but boasts a great record against Burnley – with two goals and an assist in his last three Premier League appearances against them.
And, following Liverpool and Arsenal’s 3-3 draw on Friday, a home victory over Spurs would move the Clarets above the Gunners and level on 35 points with Jurgen Klopp’s fourth-place Reds.
Can Burnley’s remarkable run continue?
Check back here soon for the confirmed teams line-ups!