Tottenham vs Burnley preview
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Last Updated: 06/12/19 2:56pm
Team news, stats and prediction ahead of Tottenham vs Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho remains without injured quartet Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm, Ben Davies and Erik Lamela for the Premier League clash with Burnley.
Goalkeepers Lloris and Vorm are out with respective elbow and calf problems, while left-back Davies has an ankle issue, and winger Lamela is suffering with a hamstring injury.
Spurs midfielder Christian Eriksen, who is out of contract at the end of the season, is still waiting for his first start under Mourinho.
Burnley striker Ashley Barnes looks set to be restored to the starting line-up after an ongoing groin problem was rested in the midweek defeat to Manchester City.
However, Kevin Long (hip), Ashley Westwood (groin) and Charlie Taylor (hamstring) are all doubtful. Phil Bardsley did not train on Thursday and Johann Berg Gudmundsson misses out.
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- Tottenham have won seven of their last eight home games against Burnley in all competitions (D1) since a 1-4 defeat in the League Cup in January 1983.
- Burnley won their last Premier League match against Spurs, 2-1 at Turf Moor in February. They last won consecutive top-flight games against them back in April 1975.
- Burnley have lost 21 of their 28 Premier League games in London (75%), winning three and drawing four. Since beating West Ham 3-0 in March 2018, the Clarets have lost seven of their eight such games (D1), conceding 23 goals in the process.
- Tottenham Hotspur have conceded twice in each of José Mourinho's first four matches in charge in all competitions. They haven't conceded two or more goals in five consecutive games since February 2004 under David Pleat.
- Burnley won their last away league game 3-0 against Watford - they've not won consecutive league games on the road since a run of three in April 2018.
- Burnley have completed just 38 sequences of 10 or more passes in open play this season - fewer than any other Premier League team and 150 fewer than Spurs have managed (188).
- Tottenham's Son Heung-min has been directly involved in 13 goals in his 14 appearances at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in all competitions, more than any other player (8 goals, 5 assists). The Korean averages a goal involvement every 83 minutes at the ground, compared to one every 101 minutes at Wembley and one every 93 minutes at the old White Hart Lane.
- Tottenham boss José Mourinho has faced Burnley at home more often without winning than he has any other side in all competitions in his managerial career, though all three such games against them have ended level (1 with Chelsea, 2 with Man Utd).
Charlie Nicholas' prediction
Tottenham got a reality check at Old Trafford, with Manchester United exploiting their mess of a defence. Spurs were fortunate to escape with a 2-1 defeat. Nothing appears to have changed since Jose Mourinho's appointment. Burnley are the most unpredictable I have seen them under Sean Dyche. They are usually strong at home but have been unable to perform consistently on the road. They won't park the bus as Spurs, but they may have to because they are so week defensively. That said, if Dyche can get a tune out of Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood, this will be an awkward afternoon for Tottenham.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-1 (8/1 with Sky Bet)
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