Tottenham visit Turf Moor this afternoon to face Sean Dyche’s Burnley, and Mauricio Pochettino will hope for winning consistency following the international break.
This will be the fourth time this season that the two teams have faced each other. Tottenham beat the Clarets 2-1 in the reverse league fixture in December, and Pochettino’s side then earned a 4-2 victory in an FA Cup third round replay following a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor.
Tottenham will once again look to the in-form Harry Kane to provide an attacking threat. The 21-year-old has registered 29 goals for Spurs this season, and remarkably, he scored 79 seconds into his England debut against Lithuania last Friday.
Sean Dyche has stated that he has “total belief” that Burnley will avoid relegation, and undoubtedly, he will also believe that his side can emulate their recent performances against Chelsea and Manchester City in this match and in the upcoming tie with Arsenal.
However, as it stands, the Clarets are 19th in the league, and they only have eight games to secure survival.
Stephen Ward could feature against Tottenham after recovering from an ankle injury, but Dean Marney and Kevin Long are still out with knee injuries.
Hugo Lloris (knee) will be unavailable for Mauricio Pochettino, while Roberto Soldado is also set to miss the match with a knee injury.
Sean Dyche will hope that his side can cause an upset against Tottenham, but it is likely that Spurs will claim another victory over the Lancashire outfit.
Burnley (from): Gilks, Heaton, Duff, Keane, Mee, Reid, Shackell, Trippier, Ward, Arfield, Boyd, Jones, Kightly, Ulvestad, Wallace, Barnes, Ings, Jutkiewicz, Sordell, Vokes.