Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League – live!

07 March 2020 05:01
Premier League updates from the 5.30pm GMT kick-offLive scores: the goals as they go in around the UK and EuropeAnd send your thoughts to Scott by email here 5.01pm GMT The 3pm kick-offs have finished. Wins for Arsenal and Crystal Palace have pushed Burnley into the bottom half; they can move up to eighth with a win this evening. Spurs have been nudged down to eighth as a result of Sheffield United’s victory; they’ll leapfrog Wolves into fifth if they get the three points on offer tonight. Mind you, if they lose by four clear goals, no prizes for guessing who’d leapfrog them on goal difference. Their old north London pals Arsenal. So plenty at stake at Turf Moor. 4.41pm GMT Burnley make just one change to the XI selected last weekend at Newcastle. Chris Wood replaces Matej Vydra up front.Spurs make five changes to the team that crashed out of the FA Cup at home to Norwich. Hugo Lloris, Toby Alderweireld, Japhet Tanganga, Tanguy Ndombele and Erik Lamela replace Michel Vorm, Serge Aurier, Harry Winks, Giovani Lo Celso and Lucas Moura. 4.31pm GMT Burnley: Pope, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Hendrick, Cork, Westwood, McNeil, Wood, Rodriguez.Subs: Brownhill, Brady, Hart, Pieters, Lennon, Vydra, Long.Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Tanganga, Vertonghen, Skipp, Dier, Ndombele, Bergwijn, Alli, Lamela.Subs: Winks, Lo Celso, Sessegnon, Gazzaniga, Aurier, Lucas Moura, Fernandes. 4.45pm GMT To think Burnley (last title 1960) were in a spot of relegation bother not so long ago. But we never should have doubted Sean Dyche’s side. Four wins and two draws in their last six matches have seen the Clarets catapult up the table, and now they’re bothering the European spots instead. It’s been a fantastic run of form.By contrast, Tottenham Hotspur (last title 1961) are in a bit of a state. A three-game winning burst at the start of February, against Manchester City, Southampton and Aston Villa, slightly flattered Jose Mourinho’s injury-hit side. Now they’ve lost four games on the bounce, if we count the midweek penalty shoot-out loss to Norwich City in the cup, which we surely must. The team haven’t looked at all confident going forward lately, unless you factor in Eric Dier’s determined stand sortie the other night. European football next season is far from a pipe dream, but they’ll need to arrest the slide, and quick. Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian