Ottenham vs Burnley LIVE!
Antonio Conte’s Spurs can overtake Arsenal and claim fourth place in the Premier League, albeit potentially temporarily, with a win over Burnley.
Today’s lunchtime kick-off gives Tottenham a chance to build on their North London derby victory, which reignited their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.
The stakes are high and anything but a win would swing the pendulum in Arsenal’s favor ahead of their trip to Newcastle on Monday.
Burnley know that a win may be enough to effectively seal their survival from relegation this weekend.
The Clarets sit 17th and are level on points with Leeds, but Whites’ significantly worse goal difference means they have to get something out of their game against Brighton later on or risk falling behind.
Earlier in the season, it was Burnley who came out on top with a 1-0 win at Turf Moor, marking a turning point in Tottenham’s fortunes under Conte.
With kick-off at noon, stay up-to-date via Standard Sport’s live blog featuring Dan Kilpatrick’s expert analysis on the field…
Injured Burnley star Ben Mee on his role as player-manager
“I was asked to do a part for a week or so, but we got some results, so we went from there. It’s great to be involved with the team and do what I can. The guys have given me a good amount of sticks, but they have adapted to me doing this very well.
James Tarkowski and Ben Mee miss out for Burnley, who appear to be lining up with a five-man, two-winger backline to match their hosts.
Aaron Lennon and Wout Weghorst withdraw from the XI that lost to Aston Villa.
Dejan Kulusevski is only on the Tottenham bench after suffering an illness, Lucas Moura starts on the wing.
How Burnley will take to the pitch
Burnley XI: Dad; Roberts, Lowton, Collings, Long, Taylor; McNeil, Browhill, cork, cornet; Barnes.
Substitutes: Hennessey, Bardsley, Thomas, Dodgson, Lennon, Gomez Mancini, Weghorst, Costelloe, McGlynn.
How Tottenham line up today
Tottenham XI: You cry; Sanchez, Dier, Davies; Royal, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Sessegnon; Moura, Kane, Son.
Substitutes: Gollini, Austin, Rodon, Winks, White, Craig, Kulusevski, Bergwijn, Scarlett.
Dan Kilpatrick at Tottenham Stadium
On the red side of North London…
Mikel Arteta looks to put Arsenal’s loss in the North London derby behind him with victory over Newcastle on Monday.
Antonio Conte criticized the Gunners manager after their 3-0 loss for “complaining too much” following Rob Holding’s first-half red card on Thursday night.
But Arteta has no interest in engaging in a war of words and, when asked about his counterpart’s claims during Saturday’s press conference, replied: “I am totally focused on Newcastle.”
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Time’s up on FPL!
This humble blogger replaced Son Heung-min with Mohamed Salah this morning. Sorry to curse that, Spurs fans…
head to head record
Burnley have not beaten Spurs away from home since 1983.
Tottenham wins: 51
Burnley wins: 42