Spurs versus Burnley: (match preview)
Date: Sunday 27th August, kick off: 16:00pm
Venue: Wembley stadium
Head2Heads: 2-1 Spurs, 2-0.
With a two week international break approaching, Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs side will be desperate to put their Wembley woes behind them, when they face Burnley this afternoon. Our lads face Sean Dyche’s defence minded Burnley side on the back of a 2-1 home defeat to Chelsea last Sunday. We may only be three games into the league campaign but getting a victory over Burnley this afternoon is of the utmost importance, and in doing so Spurs can build the confidence they so desperately need at the national stadium. The visitors cannot be undermined ahead of today’s clash, their a well structured and rigid outfit, who despite operating on a small budget. Have mustered together a really good side. Pochettino’s side will have to be wary of the threat posed by target man Sam Vokes and Burnley’s record signing Chris Wood who could make his full debut. However, there is one big positive to take into today’s game and that’s that Burnley only managed to win one away game last season, lets hope our home advantage counts! COYS
Spurs absentees: Danny Rose, Erik Lamela, Nkoudou.
Burnley absentees: Jon Walters, Dean Marney.
Burnley doubts: Jeff Hendrick.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Lloris (C), Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane.
My score prediction: 2-0 to Spurs courtesy of a brace from Harry Kane!
One to watch: A player I know well, Irish winger Robbie Brady will provide a real threat down the wing. The former Man United man’s excellent crossing and searing pace, will be of bother for our lads.