Tottenham v Burnley preview: Spurs look for rare Wembley win
Last Updated: 27/08/17 4:18pm
Tottenham have a chance to show there is no Wembley hoodoo when Burnley visit on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League.
Last weekend's 2-1 loss to Chelsea in their first league game at their new home took their run to eight losses in 10 games at the national stadium.
The defeat meant Mauricio Pochettino's team have already lost more home games this season than they did throughout the last campaign.
However, Spurs have won four and lost just one of their previous six Premier League meetings with Burnley, who stunned Chelsea on the opening weekend but suffered a home reverse to West Bromwich Albion.
Tottenham remain hopeful that club-record signing Davinson Sanchez will receive a work permit in time to feature.
The Colombia international defender joined Spurs from Ajax but may be forced to sit out the meeting at Wembley if his permit is not issued in time.
Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (foot), Danny Rose (knee) and Erik Lamela (hips) have progressed in their respective recoveries but are all still missing.
Burnley will be without Jon Walters after he suffered a muscle injury in the Clarets victory over Blackburn in midweek.
Jeff Hendrick is another injury concern with a thigh injury that will be assessed over the new few days.
Burnley have suffered a defeat in all three of their Premier League away games at Tottenham; the last two of which have ended 2-1.
The Clarets' last league win against Tottenham in London came back in October 1974 in the top flight (3-2).
Following their 2-1 defeat to Chelsea, Tottenham have lost seven of their last 10 matches at Wembley Stadium (W1 D2 L7).
Burnley failed to attempt a shot on target in their MD2 defeat to West Brom. This is the third occasion since the start of last season that they haven't attempted a single shot on target in a Premier League match; no team has failed to do so on more occasions in this period.
Sean Dyche's side won just one game and seven points from their 19 Premier League away games in 2016-17, but equalled their away win total in 2017-18 on MD1 at Chelsea (3-2).
Harry Kane has now had 34 shots and played 12 games in the month of August without scoring in the Premier League.
This is a big game for Tottenham to overcome that Wembley hoodoo that's currently around the club. But they showed enough going forward against Chelsea and I think they will turn the corner. Harry Kane's hit the post twice so far, I fancy him to score for the first time in August in a routine Spurs win.
PAUL PREDICTS: 3-0 (11/2 with Sky Bet)