Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's fixture at Turf Moor

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Despite playing some impressive football at times this season, games are running out for Burnley as they seek to avoid an immediate return to the Championship. They welcome a top-four chasing Spurs to Turf Moor, who are boosted by the fact that star player Harry Kane, scored on his England debut on Friday and is undoubtedly glowing with confidence.

Burnley should be confident going in to the game after their impressive 1-0 victory over Premier league champions Manchester City in their last home match. Sean Dyche’s men have never doubted their ability and will be hoping their noble team spirit can spur them to a well-needed victory on Sunday.

KICK OFF: Sunday, 1:30pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS

Tottenham (Paulinho, Capoue, Chiriches, Rose) 4-2 Burnley (Sordell, Wallace) FA Cup replay, January 2015

Burnley (Vokes) 1-1 Tottenham (Chadli) FA Cup, January 2015

Tottenham (Kane, Lamela) 2-1 Burnley (Barnes) Premier League, December 2014

ODDS: Burnley 5/2 Draw 12/5 Tottenham 11/10

STATS:

Burnley have won just one of their last nine Premier League fixtures

68% of Burnley’s points this season have come at home

Tottenham have scored at least one goal in 86% of their away games this campaign

Kane’s hat-trick against Leicester last weekend was his first I his professional career

This will be the 110th time the two sides have met

CLASSIC MATCH:  Burnley 3-2 Tottenham 2009, League cup Semi-final 2 leg (AET)

A real cup classic in 2009 saw spurs sneak in to the League cup final with a 6-4 aggregate victory over Burnley at turf moor. Leading 4-1 from the first leg, spurs were expected to cruise through to the final in the second leg, but events went in favour of the clarets as they surged in to a 3-0 lead to make the aggregate score 4-4, forcing the game in to extra time. But two extra time goals from Jermaine Defoe and Roman Pavlyuchenko soon after saw spurs steal the victory and head to Wembley.

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