TOTTENHAM can move right onto the heels of Manchester City and Liverpool in the Premier League title race if they follow four consecutive home wins with victory at Turf Moor.
With City contesting the Carabao Cup Final on Sunday, straight after Liverpool’s visit to their rejuvenated fierce rivals Manchester United, this is a big opportunity for Spurs to really make the leading duo feel their presence closing in behind them.
Three points for Mauricio Pochettino’s side against Burnley would put them just two behind City and Liverpool, and only the latter would have a game in hand.
Since their FA Cup and Carabao Cup hopes were ended within four days in late January, Spurs have made an excellent job of boosting their chances in the two bigger competitions they are targeting with a quartet of home victories, the latest 3-0 against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
And they have done it without injured Harry Kane and Dele Alli, with only the first-named of that key duo reportedly holding any chance of returning for this trip to East Lancashire.
Burnley, in fairness, are in fine form and unbeaten in the league this side of Boxing Day, but Tottenham have a huge incentive to win this game and are backed to do just that.
Prediction: Tottenham to win or draw