Burnley will jump above Tottenham in the table if they beat the Londoners at Turf Moor this weekend.
Indeed, Sean Dyche’s side could be a dark horse in the race for the final Champions League qualification spot.
Spurs, meanwhile, have gone four games without a win, losing three in a row before Wednesday’s draw with Norwich in the FA Cup – a tie they eventually lost on penalties.
Can Jose Mourinho’s men stop the rot in Lancashire or will Burnley pile more misery on their opponents? Read on for our preview, predictions, team news, line-ups, live stream and more.
Burnley vs Tottenham: Key details, TV & live stream info
Competition: Premier League
Venue: Turf Moor
Date: Saturday, 7 March 2020
Kick-off: 5:30 PM (UK time)
TV coverage (UK): Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD
Last five meetings: Burnley vs Tottenham
7 December 2019: Tottenham 5-0 Burnley (Premier League)
23 February 2019: Burnley 2-1 Tottenham (Premier League)
15 December 2018: Tottenham 1-0 Burnley (Premier League)
23 December 2017: Burnley 0-3 Tottenham (Premier League)
17 August 2017: Tottenham 1-1 Burnley (Premier League)
Aggregate Score: Burnley (LWLLD) 3-11 Tottenham (WLWWD)
Ones to watch
Burnley: Chris Wood
Wood has given Spurs problems in the past, scoring against the Londoners in this fixture last season as Burnley fought to a 2-1 victory.
The striker is likely to go straight back into the team after fully recovering from injury – Tottenham’s centre-backs will have to be wary of the aerial threat he poses.
Key stat: Wood has scored two of Burnley’s last three league goals against Spurs.
Tottenham: Erik Lamela
Erik Lamela has only been fit enough to make an impact from the bench lately, but his cameos have shown he is crucial as Spurs look for an answer to their striker problems.
Once again in midweek, Lamela added urgency and incisiveness when he came on. Even if he can only play a part in the final half-hour at Burnley, the Argentine will be central to any success Tottenham have.
Key stat: Lamela has created 1.57 chances per 90 minutes in the Premier League this season, more than regular starters Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Dele Alli.
Confirmed Burnley line-up
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) March 7, 2020
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Confirmed Tottenham line-up
📋 #THFC: Lloris (C), Tanganga, Sanchez, Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Skipp, Ndombele, Lamela, Dele, Bergwijn.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 7, 2020
It’s difficult to see Tottenham winning at the moment. Every time it looks like they have overcome their attacking problems, their defensive deficiencies add another element to their present situation.
The prospect of leapfrogging Spurs in the table should be enough motivation for Burnley to pull off another impressive home victory.