Tottenham Hotspur projected starting 11 for Burnley on Sunday

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Tottenham welcome Burnley to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday for the penultimate match of the season in a must-win scenario for Antonio Conte’s side. 

By now we all know the situation. Spurs trail Arsenal by a point and must win both of their remaining fixtures, hoping the Gunners trip up against either Newcastle or Everton. 

Spurs can only concentrate on the task at hand, a challenging fixture against a side facing the prospect of relegation. Suffice to say, Burnley will be raring to go for this one, knowing a defeat could lead to their relegation from the top flight.

Here’s the side Conte will go with for Sunday’s pivotal encounter.


The big news in north London is that primary centre back Cristian Romero will not play in either of the last two matches after suffering a hip injury at Anfield last week. It’s a tough blow for Conte, who must already make do without first-choice right back Mathew Doherty.

While it’s true Burnley don’t possess the most dynamic offence, Spurs will still miss Romero’s presence dearly. Even though Davinson Sanchez was largely untested in his return to the starting team, he still stepped up in Romero’s absence and didn’t commit any glaring blunders.

So long as he does the simple things well and doesn’t roam out of position, the Colombian should be fine as a stand-in for the final two fixtures. Eric Dier will have to pay particular attention to Sanchez, ensuring he’s there to bail out the Colombian if needed.

Ben Davies, who is playing some of the best football of his career at Spurs, takes his usual spot on the left side of the back three.


Spurs’ midfield should remain unchanged on Sunday, with Pierre Hojbjerg and Rodrigo Bentancur continuing their partnership. Oliver Skipp won’t return until next season and Harry Winks has fallen down the pecking order since Bentancur’s fantastic adaptation to the top flight.

As long as Sessegnon is fit enough to play successive games without risk of injury, he’ll retain his spot on the left. Emerson Royal has enjoyed two strong outings on the bounce and will play on the right.


Tottenham’s front three are established and set in stone. Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski are the most dynamic triumvirate in the top flight.

Sonny was disappointed to have been withdrawn against Arsenal, particularly as he’s chasing Mo Salah for the prestigious Golden Boot. Sonny is just a goal behind the Egyptian with a two matches left to play.

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Kane has two more matches to try and propel Spurs back into the Champions League. Expect him to do his utmost to make that happen.