Match Preview – Burnley (H)

The relentless Winter break continues as Spurs come up against Burnley in the Barclays Premier League. After claiming victory against Swansea on Sunday, as well as the mid-week Capital One Cup win over Newcastle, Spurs will be fully focused on continuing this rich vein of form on Saturday.

Venue: White Hart Lane

Kick-Off: 3pm

Television Coverage: Not televised

Stats (via BBC Sport)

There have been 21 goals scored in the last four meetings in all competitions, with at least five in each game. Those last four matches have all been won by the home team. The last time these teams played each other was in March 2010, with Burnley claiming a 4-2 victory at Turf Moor.

Tottenham’s only defeat in their last five league matches (W3, D1) came against Chelsea. Ten points from their first eight home matches of a Premier League campaign is their lowest total since 2004-05, when they had eight. They have won a league-high eight points from goals scored in the 85th minute or later this season. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have come from behind to win three league games this season – only Chelsea have won as many. Harry Kane has 13 goals in 22 appearances in all competitions for Spurs this season.

Opposition focus

Burnley have only lost one of their last six league games (W3, D2). They have never won a Premier League match in London. Sean Dyche’s side have conceded five goals from corners this season – more than any other side.

Star ManHarry Kane

The Englishman simply cannot stop scoring. With the third highest goals in all competitions behind Sergio Aguero and Alexis Sanchez, the youngster has become a prominent figure in the Spurs side. His confident finish in the week against Newcastle acted as a perfect example of his excellent composure, something his team-mate Roberto Soldado is craving. Spurs legend Clive Allen was calling for Kane’s inclusion in the England senior squad this week, and with his form only becoming better each week, it’s no doubt that he is destined for a place in Roy Hodgson’s squad.

Team News

There are no fresh injury concerns, suspensions or absences this week!

Predictions

Starting XI – Lloris, Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies, Mason, Bentaleb, Chadli, Eriksen, Kane, Soldado

Score – Tottenham 3-0 Burnley

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