Tottenham Vs Burnley: Team News and Prediction Thread

Owen Coyle takes his newly promoted side to White Hart Lane.

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Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has selection headaches following his side’s impressive win over Preston.
He may start Peter Crouch upfront and displace Carlo Cudicini with Heurelho Gomes in goal, while Sebastien Bassong could return in defence.
Burnley have been rocked by the news that Martin Paterson and Chris McCann are out with serious knee injuries.
The Clarets hope keeper Brian Jensen, who suffered a dead leg in midweek, will be fit to play at White Hart Lane.

Suspended: None Doubtful: Bassong (head and knee), Pavlyuchenko (Achilles)
Injured: Giovani (ankle), King (hamstring), Modric (broken leg), Woodgate (groin)

Suspended: None Doubtful: Jensen (dead leg)
Injured: Caldwell (groin), McCann (knee), Paterson (knee) (BBC Sport)

Without meaning to sound patronising I really do have a soft spot for Burnley and hope that they do well this season. I have seen them play three times this season on the box and have enjoyed the way they play. Owen Coyle has got a well drilled unit at Turf Moor and the club has already pulled off some fine results this term.

However I don’t see them coming away from White Hart Lane with anything to sing about. Tottenham may well have lost two on the spin after their great start to the campaign but then Harry Redknapp’s men have managed to find themselves having to play three of the ‘top four club’ in their first six fixtures so they have done mighty well to still find themselves in the top six at this stage.

Peter Crouch’s midweek hat trick may well be enough to see him get back in the starting eleven and The Clarets will struggle to fight off the tremendous attacking talent Spurs have to offer. With an array of centre backs out injured however, Redknapp’s side will struggle to keep their first clean sheet of the season.

My Prediction: 3-1 to Tottenham

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