Following the successful 1-1 draw against Barcelona, Pochettino will need to make sure complacency doesn’t set in against the lowly Clarets.
Burnley ended a eight-match winless run last week with a 1-0 victory against Brighton. They will be going into this game with nothing to lose.
The game will be kicked off at three o’clock this Saturday.
- Vincent Janssen, Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele are all ruled out through injury for this game.
- Davinson Sanchez, Juan Foyth, Serge Aurier and Keiran Trippier are all doubts and Pochettino may not risk any of them with the bush festive period coming up.
- Nick Pope and Stephen Ward all remain injured.
- Johann Gudmundsson and Steven Defour are expected to have late fitness tests ahead of the trip to Wembley.
If I was Poch;
GK: Lloris RB: Sissoko CB: Vertonghen CB: Alderweireld LB: Davies CDM: Dier CDM: Eriksen RM: Lucas CAM: Alli LM: Son ST: Kane
What a win that was for Tottenham! Pochettino will be delighted but his attention must now divert to Sean Dyche and his team. I went to watch Burnley a few weeks ago, in the loss against Liverpool. I was really impressed by the defensive work they put in and the graft they showed throughout the match. They arguably deserved more from the game.
I do feel the game will be very similar to how that one went down. Burnley will look to frustrate Spurs by sitting in and letting the opposition have the majority of the ball. Tottenham have enough creativity in their ranks to break down Burnley’s defence though.
Everyone is looking at the Premier league being a two horse race between Liverpool and Manchester City. This should benefit Tottenham as they will go under the radar and they may not have huge expectations on them. These are the games they really need to win and I expect them to do it comfortably.
Tottenham 3-0 Burnley