Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley – EPL December 2018 Preview and Scores

Match Preview

Tottenham Hotspur welcome Burnley to the Wembley stadium in the English Premier League this weekend after a successful midweek showing in the UEFA champions league.

Spurs are third on the table and hope to continue march for the title while Burnley are languishing in 17th place and only two points clear of relegation.

Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs have  a mixed, yet highly successful seasons so far. Thiss is because on one hand, tbey are doing well in the league but on the other hand in the champions league, they have struggled for form.

They could be just 3 points clear off the top spot this weekend should they defeat Burnley and then Liverpool and Man City lose their respective matches. There have been new deal signings at the club as Dele Alli was penned to a new deal last month and other players are sure to follow.

This is on the sidelines, as Pochettino hopes to secure the title this season. Although, the blistering form of both Man City and Liverpool have made their hardwork look like child’s play.

They will want to avoid any slip-ups as Chelsea and Arsenal are closely chasing behind and the race for top four could go on till the last day.

Davinson Sanchez amd Julian Foyth are both suffering from hamstring injuries a d are expected to miss the match. Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama are definite absentees, but Eric Dier, Ben Davies and Lucas Moura could all return to the side.

Tottenham possible starting eleven:

Lloris; Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Vertonghen. Davies; Winks, Dier, Lucas, Alli, Eriksen; Kane

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli

Burnley

Burnley have had a rough start to the season, sitting in 17th position on the log.

Sean Dyche’s side were a whopping 16 points and 10 places better off at this stage of 2017-18, while they had also conceded 20 fewer goals with their success being built on a sturdy defence.

It is the lack of that which has cost them so dearly this season – Burnley have scored the same number of goals as the same stage last term, after all – and only Fulham have shipped more goals than the Clarets.

They will make the trip to North London having won just one of their last 14 away games, with only Southampton, Cardiff City and Fulham have picked up fewer points on the road this term.

A win for Burnley will see them build a momentum to claw their way back to the safe zones while a defeat will most likely push them into the relegation zone.

Burnley, meanwhile, could be without Steven Defour and Johann Berg Gudmundsson, with Defour struggling due to a calf injury and Gudmundsson complaining of a tight hamstring.

Burnley possible starting eleven:

Hart; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Lennon, Westwood, Cork, Brady; Wood, Barnes

Head To Head

Tottenham have won on 45 occasions, drawn on 27 occasions and lost on 40 occasions to Burnely in all competitions.

Scores

Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 0 Burnley

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