Spurs look to continue good run of form vs. Burnley
Coming off the back of a 3-0 demolition of Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium in the Champions League, Spurs will look to keep pace with Liverpool and Manchester City in the title race as they travel to Turf Moor to take on Burnley.
They will look extend their winning streak to five matches.
Spurs will breathe a sigh of relief as Harry Kane returned to training Wednesday. His fast recovery from his ankle injury he sustained vs. Man United will put him in contention to return this weekend.
While the England international will look to return to the starting-xi, Spurs have the luxury of not rushing him back to full fitness.
In his absence, Spurs won four straight league matches, thanks to a certain South Korean international.
After losing to Chelsea on penalties in the Carabao Cup semi-finals, Spurs got a boost when Heung-min Son returned prematurely from the AFC Asian Cup after losing to Qatar in the quarterfinals 1-0.
Since his return, Spurs have been flying.
Son has scored 4 goals in 4 matches since his return including a game-winning goal vs. Newcastle United and a dead-lock breaking goal vs. Borussia Dortmund.
Simply put, he’s what Tottenham needed in the absence of Kane.
Special mention also needs to go to Fernando Llorente.
The 33-year old has scored three goals and assisted three in 7 appearances since Kane’s injury. He scored the game-winning goal vs. Watford and scored came off the bench to make it 3-0 vs. Dortmund.
Since Pochettino’s arrival at Spurs, they’ve not found an adequate backup striker to Kane. After his recent fun of great performances, Llorente has filled the role with ease after a rough season and a half at Tottenham.
With the return of Kane, pressure will be lifted off of both Llorente and Son.
by Cameron Milledge