Tottenham vs Burnley – Premier League preview and team news

Tottenham will be aiming to win at White Hart Lane for only the third time in the league this season as they face a Burnley side buoyed by moving out of the drop zone last time out.

Christian Eriksen has been outstanding for Spurs in recent weeks and again produced the goods when it mattered with another dramatic late winner on the road, as they secured all three points away from home with a very late goal for the third time in four games.

It was a gritty performance which saw them defend better throughout, and Mauricio Pochettino saw his side carry that momentum into Wednesday’s Capital One Cup game against Newcastle United, as they convincingly with four different goalscorers.

Victory over another top four contender in Southampton was hugely crucial, not only because they escaped the bottom three for the first time since September, but because the festive period looks exceptionally difficult on paper, with Liverpool and Manchester City coming up immediately after Christmas.

In scoring the only goal, Ashley Barnes ensured that he joins George Boyd in easing the scoring burden on Danny Ings, on whom there is plenty of expectation to drive the Clarets to Premier League safety, which would be a massive achievement given their relative lack of resources.

Emmanuel Adebayor is unlikely to return for Spurs, but Kyle Naughton and Etienne Capoue hope to be in contention.

Burnley are still without Matt Taylor, Sam Vokes and Stephen Ward due to injury, although Michael Duff and Ben Mee should be available.

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