Mid-table outfit Burnley will face off against Champions League hopefuls Tottenham Hotspur in a Premier League clash at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon.
Spurs have not been in good form recently and have lost their previous two consecutive league games against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea.
In addition to this, Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham side also enter the contest after having been beaten 3-2 on penalties by the Premier League’s basement club Norwich City in a FA Cup clash earlier this week.
The Spurs boss has indicated that he may need to rest players for the game against the Clarets in order to keep them fresh for their upcoming Champions League game against RB Leipzig next week, according to BBC Sport.
The report added that Tottenham goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris is back in training following a groin strain whilst Harry Kane, Heung-Son Min and Moussa Sissoko remain out of action.
Mourinho is unbeaten as a manager against Burnley but this will be strongly tested on Saturday – one could argue that the hosts will even go into the clash as favourites.
Sean Dyche’s side have fewer injury worries and are also unbeaten in six league games.
Burnley have been good defensively recently and it will not be easy for Tottenham to break them down in that department- particularly without the services of key attacking duo Son and Kane.
Spurs can take encouragement from the fact that they did win the reverse fixture 5-0 in December which was Burnley’s joint highest defeat in a Premier League game.