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Burnley team news: Star man could be back for Clarets but three out of Spurs clash

Burnley will look to continue their good recent form when they entertain Tottenham Hotspur in the late kick off on Saturday, but they will be without three players, according to their official website.

The Clarets are undefeated in their last six Premier League outings, to turn a run which saw them head towards the relegation zone around to the extent that another victory will have them on the fringes of a place in Europe next term.

It has been a remarkable run for Burnley, who have won four of those games, conceding just two goals in the process, as they are getting the job done at both ends of the pitch.

It is not as though the fixtures have been easy for the Clarets either, as that run includes victories over Leicester City and Manchester United as well as a draw with Arsenal.

Burnley now host another established side in Tottenham Hotspur, but one who could have their minds on what is ahead in the future, rather than what faces them in this contest.

Clarets boss Sean Dyche could be boosted by the return of top scorer Chris Wood, who is pushing for a starting berth after coming off the bench against Newcastle United last week.

Things are a little mixed on the remainder of his Burnley squad though, with the news that Ashley Barnes, Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Matthew Lowton will all miss the battle with Spurs.

There is a better outlook over the striker, for whom a return is not expected to be too far away, but the match on Saturday afternoon comes too soon for the Clarets’ hitman.

Burnley shouldn’t need an extra motivation to come out on top in the Turf Moor clash, but if they do require it, it comes in the form of them moving above their opponents should they be victorious.

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