After a disappointing result at Slovenia in the Europa Conference League, Tottenham Hotspur now travels to Turf Moor for a match against a struggling Burnley side. The Clarets are placed 18th in the league with only one win in the campaign. Sean Dyche’s side has only lost once in their last 6 league matches with one win and 4 draws. Spurs on the other hand will look to bounce back after an embarrassing performance in Europe. Antonio Conte after making 9 changes to his side on Thursday night defeat will be in a difficult position with the team selection. Spurs are 7th in the league and haven’t lost to Burnley in their last 5 meetings and will be looking forward to maintaining that.
When & Where?
Date: Sunday,28th November 2021.
Time: 7.30 pm BST.
Stadium: Turf Moor.
Referee: Peter Bankes.
Assistants: Neil Davies, James Mainwaring.
Fourth official: Kevin Friend.
VAR: Craig Pawson.
Assistant VAR: Lee Betts.
Clarets will be looking to maintain their undefeated streak but will be without centre-back James Tarkowski and midfielder Ashley Westwood who will be out due to suspension. Burnley’s striker Ashley Barnes will also be out due to a thigh injury, which is expected to be a serious one. Maxwell Cornet will look to add to this tally of 5 goals to continue having an impressive debut Premier League season. Chris Wood who scored in his last league outing will hope to keep the momentum going with having scored 4 goals in his last 4 appearances for the club & country.
Antonio Conte will have a task at his hand after his nine changes against Mura. After a poor performance from Doherty, Emerson will retain his starting berth. Dele Alli also showed glimpses of his struggles under Jose Mourinho and Nuno after his first start under Conte. The Italian manager will be looking to play the same side that played against Leeds United with probably Davinson Sanchez to be considered as a substitute was decent to play out the visitors at the weekend.
Sean Dyche has been positive about his side’s performance despite being in the relegation zone. With centre-back Tarkowski injured, the responsibility would be on Pieter’s & Mee to be disciplined against a good Spurs side. With Westwood’s absence, Sean Dyche will trust his (4-4-2) formation which has helped him over the years. With Cornet and Wood scoring in their last outing, they would like to add goals to their tally against a Spurs side who are still finding its rhythm. Dyche will expect a dominant performance after a volatile Crystal Palace game.
Antonio Conte looks to refurbish his squad after a dismal first-half display at Leeds which was followed by an equally miserable night in Europe. Emerson & Reguilon should come in for Doherty and Sessegnon at the full-back role. Moura, after his man of the match performance against Leeds United, will also have a strong case for Italian to trust him. Looks like Conte will continue to trust the back three of Dier, Davies, and Tanganga. Harry Kane has struggled with only a single goal in eleven matches – much more is needed from the skipper in front of the goal. Hojbjerg and Winks will have the responsibility to be disciplined and control the pace of the game from the heart of the park with Son & Moura making important attacking tracks either to be on the receiving end of through balls from Harry Kane or bounce off him every-now and then.
Burnley predicted Lineup (4-4-2): Pope, Lowton, Collins, Mee, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Cork, Brownhill, McNeil, Cornet, Wood.
Tottenham predicted Lineup (3-4-2-1): Lloris, Tanganga, Dier, Davies, Emerson, Hojbjerg, Winks, Reguilon, Moura, Son, Kane.