Match Previews: Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur

The Clarets have been the surprise package in the Premier League so far this season, as they currently sit sixth in the standings, a point and a place above Spurs.


Sean Dyche’s side have been particularly impressive on their own patch of late, as they have only lost one of their last eight league games on home soil, with that defeat coming against Arsenal when Alexis Sanchez scored a stoppage-time penalty.


However, Burnley have a poor recent record against Spurs, as they have failed to win any of the last seven meetings between the two sides, a run that includes a 2-0 loss at Turf Moor last season.


The Clarets will also have to do without the suspended James Tarkowski for Saturday’s match, as he has retrospectively been handed a three-game ban following an altercation with Brighton’s Glenn Murray during last weekend’s goalless draw.


Kevin Long is expected to deputise in Tarkowski’s absence, while Matt Lowton could also feature after five games out with a knee problem.


Spurs will head into the match looking to right the wrongs of last weekend’s 4-1 defeat at Manchester City, a result that emphatically brought their three match winning run in all competitions to an end.


Mauricio Pochettino’s men will now be looking to get their league season back on track, as they have only won three of their last nine top-flight games.


The North Londoners should be boosted by the return Davinson Sanchez following suspension, but the game is likely to come too soon for Victor Wanyama, who has been sidelined for most of the season with a knee injury.

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