Aug 25, 2017
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Tottenham vs Burnley: Premier League match preview, likely line-ups and score prediction

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Whilst Mauricio Pochettino is looking for a first league win at Wembley, Sean Dyche’s Burnley will be hoping for a first league win away at Tottenham since 1974. The Clarets have failed to beat Tottenham in their last six meetings but will be out for revenge on a big day out at the national stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Recent form

Tottenham’s confident start to the season at St. James’ Park was all but forgotten after their campaign at Wembley began with defeat to Chelsea. A 2-0 win over Newcastle was a positive start but the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea, as Marcos Alonso’s brace included a late winner to put the game to bed, got Spurs off to a nightmare start at Wembley.

Burnley began the season well as they beat the only side to have beaten Tottenham already this season as they impressed with a clinical 3-2 win over Antonio Conte’s team. However, they were brought back down to earth as Hal Robson-Kanu consigned them to a 1-0 home defeat to West Brom at Turf Moor last weekend.

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Likely line-ups

Tottenham are likely to revert to a 4-2-3-1 formation after last weekend’s defeat to Chelsea, with more attacking potential likely to be risked against Burnley. That could offer a chance to Son Heung-Min in place of Eric Dier. Kyle Walker-Peters may be given another shot depending upon Kieran Trippier’s fitness.

The only changes for Burnely are likely to be in attack after last weekend’s home defeat to West Brom. Chris Wood may have to wait for his Premier League debut with Ashley Barnes and Jonathan Walters in contention to start behind Sam Vokes.

Team news

Danny Rose and Erik Lamela will both be forced to watch on from the stands yet again due to knee and hip injuries respectively, whilst Georges-Kevin Nkoudou is also unlikely to take part due to a foot problem.

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Burnley are expected to have almost their full squad available to them for the journey to Wembley. Long term absentee Dean Marney, suffering from a cruciate ligament injury, is the only one likely to miss out.

Match prediction: Tottenham 2-0 Burnley

Tottenham will be desperate to secure a first Premier League Wembley win and they won’t have many opportunities better than Sean Dyche’s side. Harry Kane will need to score his first August goal if he is to help his side, so they may not be prolific, but their quality should see them earn the three points.

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Sam is a Southend United fan and student based in the South-West. He has previously worked for various publications, including FourFourTwo magazine and ITV. Sam also has an extensive knowledge of Spanish football and has previously lived and worked in Spain. Find Sam on Twitter at @samleveridge.

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