Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Match Preview
Spurs set their sights on a third consecutive Premier League victory.
Tottenham have been in great form in the opening weeks of the 2023/24 Premier League season under the stewardship of Head Coach Ange Postecoglou. Two wins and a draw from their first three league matches stands Spurs in good stead for the weeks and months ahead as they look to secure a return to European Football.
Should the Lilywhites win against Vincent Kompany’s Burnley, there is a chance they could find themselves at the top of the table come the end of the weekend’s action should other results also go their way.
A trip to the GTech Community Stadium to face Brentford was the opening fixture of the season, and it was the first match since Harry Kane left for Bayern Munich. Postecoglou’s side drew 2 – 2, with Cristian Romero (11’) and Emerson Royal (45+4’) finding the back of the net that day.
This result was followed up with their first win of the season, a 2 – 0 victory against Manchester United. This is a landmark victory early in the season and in Postecoglou’s tenure in the North London Club. Pape Matar Sarr (49’) and a Lisandro Martinez own goal (83’) sealed all three points for THFC.
Bournemouth were the opponents in Spurs’ most recent game in the Premier League, and it was a comfortable 2 – 0 success for the Lilywhites, with summer signing James Maddison (17’) and Dejan Kulusevski (63’) both scoring at the Vitality Stadium on the South Coast.
Following an unfortunate defeat in the Carabao Cup against Fulham, Tottenham Hotspur are set to go head-to-head with newly promoted Burnley at Turf Moor in the Premier League on Saturday.
Ahead of the match, Spurs sit in 4th place, whereas Burnley are in 18th place and are yet to record a win this season.
The most recent Premier League encounter between these two clubs occurred on 15th May 2022, where Spurs were 1 – 0 winners thanks to a Harry Kane spot-kick (45’). Rewind to 7th December 2019 when the Lilywhites secured an emphatic 5 – 0 league win with Son Heung Min scoring a spectacular goal, finding the net after dribbling from inside his own half.
If Spurs beat Burnley, Ange Postecoglou would equal the record for points accumulated in the first four Premier League matches in charge of the club with ten. The THFC managers currently holding this record are Harry Redknapp, Tim Sherwood and Antonio Conte.
Regarding team news, Spurs may be without Richarlison with an ankle injury. Rodrigo Bentancur, Bryan Gil and Ryan Sessegnon are still out, but everyone else is fit and available to take on the Clarets.
Overall, Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley have played against each other on 122 occasions with Spurs having a superior record of 52 wins compared to the Clarets’ 42. There have been 28 draws between these two clubs as of the time of writing.
Tottenham’s next Premier League match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is against Sheffield United on Saturday 16th September.
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