Nacer Chadli
Chadliu scored the equaliser against Burnley [Getty]

Tottenham Hotspur host Burnley at the White Hart Lane in the third round replay of the FA Cup on Wednesday.

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 8pm GMT. Live commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra.


Tottenham had raised a lot of eyebrows with their performance against Chelsea at White Hart Lane on New Year's Day, defeating the leaders in a astonishing game that ended at 5-3 in favour of the hosts. However, the corresponding two fixtures were ones to forget for Mauricio Pochettino's side, drawing against Burnley at the Turf Moor and following that up with a 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace, ending a seven game unbeaten run.

Spurs will be looking to make up for their errors against Palace and resume their run, which saw them close the gap on a top-four spot. However, their loss meant that Arsenal had the opportunity to move ahead, which they managed diligently with a 3-0 win over Stoke City.

With Arsenal facing Manchester City at the Etihad next weekend, it is Spurs' chance to gain some momentum and rule over Sunderland next weekend to go one up in the league.

Meanwhile, Burnley will be hoping to display the same dedication as they did at home against Spurs. They followed the performance up with a 2-1 win over QPR, thus pulling themselves out of the relegation zone. A positive result here will be a major boost for the relegation threatened side as they look to prevent going down having only been inducted into the Premier League.

Danny Ings
Tottenham Hotspur are preparing a move for Burnley striker Danny Ings in January Getty

What managers say

Mauricio Pochettino: "Maybe we will change. Maybe. We need to analyse. Will Harry get a rest? I think we need to give the opportunity to play for all players. But we need to analyse and take a decision. After the beginning of the season there are 34 games that we have played and we are the team who has played more than anyone. We need to manage. All players are important. We will see who can play."

Sean Dyche: "When there's some shining lights, at least enjoy it and encourage it, because they are the pathway for little Jonny who's seven playing in the park, saying, 'I want to be Harry Kane'. If you don't promote them, they're not going to go towards them. Just because Harry Kane hasn't been brought in for 50-million-pound, it doesn't mean he's not a good player. Equally I'm not saying they're ready for the national team, but there's some good little shining lights.''

Betting odds

  • Tottenham win: 5/12
  • Draw: 39/11
  • Burnley win: 6/1

Team news


Possible XI: Vorm; Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Rose; Dembele, Stambouli; Chadli, Eriksen, Lennon; Soldado.


Possible XI: Heaton; Mee, Shackell, Keane, Trippier; Boyd, Jones, Marney, Arfield; Barnes, Ings.