Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing draw with West Ham United last weekend when they host Burnley at the New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday.
Indeed, Jose Mourinho would have believed – as many would have around the world – that his Spurs side were heading for all three points with ease last Sunday, however a late resurgence from David Moyes’ side meant the north London’s would be in a foul mood; just as bettors would be if they used the wrong website for their betting needs.
Tottenham had the perfect opportunity to get the game out of their system as quickly as possible when they took to the field against LASK Linz in the UEFA Europa League and the Premier League certainly made the most of it.
The Lilywhites managed to bag another three goals in their game against the Austrians and will now want to see that performance be replicated this Sunday when they take to the field to play Burnley.
Gareth Bale was handed his first start since returning to the club from Real Madrid and the match against the Clarets could hand him his first start in the Premier League since returning.
Admittedly, the Wales international did not look as fluid as many have come to expect from the superstar, although that is perhaps because he has hardly had an opportunity to play all that regularly for a while. He did, though, provide an assist which was a bright moment.
Steven Bergwijn was rested for the match against LASK but he could return to the side, as could Tanguy Ndombele.
The France international could be paired with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Giovani Lo Celso in the middle of the park, although Mourinho’s biggest decisions could be in the backline.
The Portuguese manager has been without Eric Dier and Japhet Tanganga for the last two matches because of injury, whereas Davinson Sanchez has looked uncomfortable on the left of a back two; his performance in the 3-3 draw with West Ham stands out for the wrong reasons – including the own goal.
Ben Davies, though, could keep his place at centre-half after a solid display on Thursday night as his display drew praise from his manager. “Ben is very intelligent,” he said after their win.
“So that’s why it’s quite easy to understand the difference between playing left-back, centre-back with five or centre-back with four.
“Of course left-footed there are not many centre-backs with a left-foot. Some clubs have them but the majority don’t. To have him as an option is also good because to attack, the build-up is also important.”