WEB EXCLUSIVE: Burnley v Tottenham preview

Burnley will continue their push for survival when they host Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor at the weekend.

11 places in the Premier League table separate the two sides with the Clarets in 13th and the visitors in 2nd place.

In the reverse fixture at White Hart Lane, Spurs came back from behind to win 2-1 controversial circumstances.

Ashley Barnes opened the scoring in the first half before Dele Alli levelled the game shortly after from Kyle Walker.

Less than 10 minutes after coming on, Moussa Sissoko caught Stephen Ward on the knee with a studs-high challenge and received a booking despite protests from the Burnley bench who felt that the challenge was worthy of a sending off.

In the space of less than a minute, the Frenchman provided the assist for Danny Rose as Mauricio Pochettino’s side held on to take all three points.

Tottenham are on a three-game winning run since their 2-0 loss against Liverpool on the 11th of February.

In contrast, Burnley haven’t won since January 31st.

Spurs will be without long-standing absentees Erik Lamela and Harry Kane whilst Danny Rose and Vincent Janssen are doubts for the fixture.

Earlier this week, Sean Dyche confirmed that Steven Defour is close to a return and Johann Berg Gudmundsson is back in light training with Scott Arfield recovering from a knock.


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