With Liverpool not in action until Sunday afternoon and Manchester City in Carabao Cup final action, the gap at the top of the Premier League could be cut to two points.
It is not going to be easy against the Clarets, who are unbeaten in seven games and almost held Mauricio Pochettino’s men to a goalless draw in the reverse fixture in December before Christian Eriksen struck in added time.
No doubt still on a high from their thumping Champions League last-16 first-leg win over Borussia Dortmund and well rested over FA Cup fifth-round weekend,
title-chasers Tottenham returns to Premier League action this lunchtime.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side currently sits five points off the pace in the third position and will have the chance to put some early pressure on Manchester City and Liverpool, who do not travel to Manchester United until Sunday.
Spurs are seeking a fifth consecutive victory and are likely to have Harry Kane back in the fold after the England captain returned to training ahead of schedule following an ankle ligament injury.
Opponents Burnley are in the midst of a seven-match unbeaten run that has seen them rise to 15th place, three points above the dreaded relegation zone.
Meanwhile, Sean Dyche hopes Burnley can show why they are on their best ever Premier League unbeaten run on Saturday.
Team News of Burnley vs Tottenham
Burnley should be boosted by the respective returns of wingers Johann Berg Gudmundsson (thigh) and Robbie Brady (groin),
but Steven Defour (calf) and Aaron Lennon (knee) are still not ready to play.
Burnley should have Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Robbie Brady back after injury,
but midfielder Steven Defour remains on the sidelines and will see a specialist to try to solve his persistent calf problems.
The Belgian midfielder returned to the side in September having been out for nine months with a knee injury but has managed only eight appearances since.
Kane will be chomping at the bit to be involved again this weekend, yet Pochettino has been adamant that it will be his decision alone when the striker returns to action.
A place on the bench seems the most likely outcome, particularly with a trio of fixtures against Chelsea, Arsenal and Dortmund looming large on the horizon.
Dele Alli remains sidelined with a hamstring injury, while Danny Rose could miss out through illness.
Ben Davies should be fit to feature following five matches in the treatment room with a groin issue.
Burnley predicted XI: Heaton, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Barnes, Wood
Tottenham predicted XI: Lloris, Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Winks, Sissoko, Eriksen, Lamela, Son, Llorente
Score prediction: Burnley 0-1 Tottenham
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The two sides have faced each other on nine previous occasions, with Tottenham boasting six wins to Burnley’s solitary one. There have been two draws.
In December’s reverse fixture, Christian Eriksen netted a 91st-minute goal to break the visitors’ stubborn resistance at Wembley.