Jose Mourinho‘s Spurs will be looking to shake off their weekend’s remarkable collapse against West Ham when they travel to face Burnley this evening.
Following the 3-3 draw with the Hammers, Gareth Bale and Vinicius Jr. both impressed in last week’s Europa League victory over LASK and will be hoping to be involved against Sean Dyche‘s struggling side.
Burnley have just one point to their name after four games, coming last time out with a 0-0 draw with West Brom and face a team averaging three goals a game.
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James Robson at Turf Moor
Here’s hoping for more excitement after the break.
Both sides defended very well, but that’s about all you can say about those opening 45 minutes.
45+1 mins: Kane tries to find a gap, but Tarkowski makes a great block to close down the shot.
45 mins: Three minutes of added time here, but even referee Michael Oliver would probably rather blow his whistle now and see the back of this half.
44 mins: Burnley try to put some pressure on now, but the move ends in a effort from Gudmundsson which Lloris saves fairly comfortably.
He’s back up and running now though.
“Well done Popey” rings out around Turf Moor from the Burnley bench.
Ndombele has looked like Spurs’ liveliest player so far. On a couple of occasions he’s looked like opening up Burnley’s defence. There’s not been anywhere near enough of that from his teammates during a dour opening 35 minutes.
That’s the first shot on target tonight, and Spurs will just have to watch the Clarets over the next couple of minutes.
35 mins: Brownhill has his eyes on the prize as he lines up a long-range free-kick, but it’s well over the bar.
It’s early doors, but it looks like tonight’s game is either going to be decided by a mistake, or by a bit of real quality.
28 mins: Alderweireld clears a cross with Barnes lurking, but Spurs’ offside trap had already caught him out. Mourinho’s back line has been perfect tonight – so far, at least…
24 mins: Lucas runs right to left to collect a long ball. He works to Hojbjerg, who tries to cut Dhoerty through… but the ball is all wrong. Good idea, though.
That was a quality finish by Barnes. But he was clearly offside – as were two other Burnley players.
Spurs waste the free-kick, and the danger is over for now.
20 mins: Burnley think they’re ahead as Barnes breaks onto a hooked cross from the halfway line and finishes really well on the half-volley, but the flag goes up – and replays show Barnes and two of his team-mates were clearly offside.
Spurs are keeping a high line on free-kicks, and it was apparent there as well.
19 mins: Westwood is down and in pain after a clumsy challenge from Sissoko. The Burnley man is up and limping after being caught on the ankle.
17 mins: Tottenham’s transition play is once again impressive – a neat move gets Davies into the box on the left, but his pass is blocked out for a corner.
There are fireworks going off outside of Turf Moor. Not too much on the pitch yet. No clear cut chances either end – but there was a moment when Ndombele seized possession in midfield and immediately released Moura, which showed how quickly Spurs can burst forward. There was no end product on that occasion, but it was a sign of how they can hurt Burnley.
13 mins: Alderweireld is getting bandaged up on the pitch here – there’s plenty of padding, and Burnley may just want to try and take advantage in the next couple of minutes.
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Date, time and venue
Burnley vs Tottenham is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off on Monday, October 26, 2020.
The match will be behind closed doors at Turf Moor with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.
How to watch
TV channel: Burnley vs Tottenham will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Main Event, and is available via Now TV.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.
Burnley XI: Pope, Lowton, Long, Tarkowski, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil, Barnes, Wood
Subs: Brady, Peacock-Farrell, Stephens, Rodriguez, Vydra, Dunne, Benson
Tottenham XI: Lloris, Doherty, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies, Sissoko, Hojbjerg, Lucas Moura, Ndombele, Son, Kane
Subs: Reguilon, Bale, Lamela, Hart, Rodon, Lo Celso, Vinicius
Referee: Michael Oliver
Prediction: Burnley 0-3 Tottenham
Burnley’s poor start to the season is unlikely to get better here, with Spurs in rampant form and Kane even having had the luxury of a rare midweek rest. Easy away win.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Burnley were on the end of a 5-0 hammering at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last season but fared better in this fixture, earning a 1-1 draw at home.
However, the Clarets have beaten Spurs just once in their last 12 meetings.
Source: Evening Standard Business News