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Tottenham vs Burnley: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Published at :January 3, 2024 at 3:25 PM
Modified at :January 13, 2024 at 11:19 AM
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The Spurs side will be without their South Korean captain

After Tottenham‘s journey came to a close in the EFL Cup, they will be highly focused on the FA Cup competition. Their first opponent are the newly promoted outfit of Burnley managed by Vincent Kompany. In the last game, Rodrigo Bentancur’s inclusion against AFC Bournemouth was a huge boost for Spurs. But this game proves to be an interesting tie without captain Son Heung-min.

Although Burnely came with many expectations and hopes from the EFL Championship after their 2022-23 winning run, they are in trouble as of now. In the Premier League, they sit 19th, second from bottom in the relegation zone after 20 games. Kompany’s men were last time on the road to face Aston Villa which they lost 3-2.


Friday, 5 January 2024 at 8:00 PM UK

Saturday, 6 January 2024 at 1:30 AM IST

Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium


Tottenham (in all competitions): W-L-W-W-W

Burnley (in all competitions): L-L-W-L-D

Players to Watch

Rodrigo Bentancur (Tottenham)

One of the players that was on injury out sidelined made a quick recovery. Rodrigo Bentancur played in the last game which was in a 3-1 win against AFC Bournemouth. His addition has been a key boost and it is likely, that the midfielder will play important roles for the remainder of the season.

Zeki Amdouni (Burnley)

The 23-year-old Swiss international in the camp of Burnley will be the one to watch out for. Zeki Amdouni left Switzerland-based FC Basel to join the Clarets based in England this summer. Amdouni has been greatly involved by Vincent Kompany in the starting lineup for league game actions. The forward is expected to headline the FA Cup starting XI as well.

Match Facts

  • In their last two meetings, Tottenham have come out on top
  • As per Premier League standings, Spurs sit 5th while visitors Burnley are in relegation zone at 19th
  • The Clarets have won just one game in the last six across all competitions

Injury & Team News

James Maddison remains the biggest blow for Tottenham due to his ankle injury. Although for head coach Ange Postecoglou, the problem list isn’t that short. Son Heung-min has an Asian Cup call from the South Korean national football team while Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr are on the African Cup of Nations duties. The injury list has – goalkeeper Alfie Whiteman, Cristian Romero, Ivan Perisic, Manor Solomon, Micky van de Ven and Ryan Sessegnon, for now. Sergio Reguilón will be a useful addition after his Manchester United loan was cut short.

The Clarets will be visiting without Manuel Benson and Luca Koleosho. Defensive midfielder Jack Cork’s inclusion is doubtful as well.

Head to Head

Total Matches – 18

Tottenham wins – 12

Burnley wins – 2

Draws – 4

Predicted Lineup

Tottenham predicted lineup (4-3-3):

Forster (GK); Porro, Emerson, Davies, Udogie; Skipp, Bentancur, Lo Celso; Johnson, Richarlison, Gil

Burnley predicted lineup (4-4-2):

Trafford (GK); Vitinho, O’Shea, Beyer, Taylor; Guðmundsson, Berge, Brownhill, Odobert; Foster, Amdouni

Match Prediction for Tottenham vs Burnley

Even though the hosts will be without their mercurial number 7, they still have quality in their ranks. Bentacur’s return from injury plus the addition of left back Sergio Reguilón are a boost. The visitors might just go out of the competition sooner than wanted

Prediction: Tottenham 2-0 Burnley

Telecast for Tottenham vs Burnley

India – Sony Sports



Nigeria – Supersport

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