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Tottenham Hotspur take on Burnley in the Premier League at White Hart Lane on Wednesday (18 December).

Where to watch

Kick-off is at 4pm GMT. There is no live TV coverage of the match between Tottenham and Hull City in the UK.

Overview

Tottenham come into this game on the back of a morale boosting 3-0 win over Hull during the midweek, with manager Mauricio Pochettino looking for a similar performance from his side when they face Burnley at home.

The North London side have been in good form at home scoring 11 goals at White Hart Lane in their last three games and currently are fifth on the table with 30 points from 16 games.

Spurs are aware that they need a win here to stay in contention for the title. In Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris they have two players who are in the form of their lives while midfielder Cristian Eriksen and Dele Alli have struck form off late.

Key midfielder Mousa Dembele who is currently recovering from a foot injury will face an assessment if he is fit to play with striker Vincent Janssen expected to return from an ankle problem. Argentinian Erik Lamela is still out with a hip injury.

Their opponents on the day Burnley come into this clash placed 16th on the table with 17 points from 16 games just three points ahead of the bottom three.

Burnley's away record has been terrible and makes for grim reading as Sean Dyche's side have just registered one point on the road and after a disappointing 1-0 loss to West Ham in midweek they will be happy to come away with a point.

Sam Woakes is expected to lead the visitors front line while winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson will be given a late fitness test to decide whether he can take part.

The Clarets have not beaten Spurs in over six years and it does not look like they have the firepower to cause a potential upset.

What managers say

Mauricio Pochettino: "It will be difficult because they have a very clear idea of how they play. They are strong physically and mentally, it's a very difficult team to play, we can see the last game against West Ham was difficult for West Ham and a penalty decided it. The Premier League is always tough, the most important thing is to arrive fresh with the ideas of how we need to play and what we need to do and then try to give our best", Pochettino explained, as quoted by Daily Mail.

Sean Dyche: "Sometimes it is just down to performances. There have been a number of games where we have not played well enough, it is as simple as that. In the last two, we have played better, now we have to do that in the whole game and not just pockets or a half, Dyche said as quoted by the Daily Mail.

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Tottenham Hotspur: 2/9
  • Draw: 6
  • Burnley: 16

Tottenham Hotspur

Possible XI: Lloris; Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Walker, Wanyama, Alli, Rose; Eriksen, Sissoko; Kane.

Burnley

Possible XI: Heaton; Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward; Arfield, Marney, Defour, Boyd; Hendrick; Vokes.