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Confirmed XI vs Burnley| Dele & Ndombele benched
By Ron Carne -

It’s now four Premier League games unbeaten for Burnley (W1, D3), but their mini-revival hasn’t been enough to lift them out of the bottom three. A 3-3 thriller with Crystal Palace was the last game in that run, although yet again the ‘Clarets’ led in that match and failed to win for the sixth time this season (D4, L2) – the most of any side in the division.

Those 14 points dropped from winning positions is undoubtedly the reason Sean Dyche’s side is marooned in the relegation zone, but the Burnley boss will be pleased to see his side score more goals in their last four league games (nine) than in the previous 13 combined (eight).

What could be worrying Dyche though, is his personal managerial record against Tottenham Hotspur, having lost 11 of 16 previous meetings (W1, D4).

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte’s league conquest got lift-off in their last PL outing against Leeds United (W 2-1) but that confidence was quashed after a humiliating UEFA Europa Conference League defeat against Mura on Thursday (2-1).

Victory over Leeds did at least halt a three-match winless league run for Spurs (D1, L2), but Leeds’ first-half strike ensured Spurs can only boast a solitary clean sheet in their last nine games.

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Philly
Philly
1 month ago

What a result. Now we will be able to replay the game in the new year when we have managed to get rid of all the dross and buy World class players in the transfer window!!!!! Oh sorry I forgot, we have Levy pulling the strings.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 month ago

Absolutely pitiful. All the money and facilities and a bit of snow halts everything. Just get the #$@$ on with it, postponing at this short notice when fans have travelled that distance is disgusting. Points deductions needed….although Levy probably made some calls….they wouldn’t av fancied it. Suns out here, clear as a whistle can’t imagine it’s that bad in NW. Just pathetic. Remember what they used to play in…..

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago

Burnley is a moorland town so is fairly high up. Just unlucky we were due up there this weekend.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
1 month ago

When you see Sanchez on the team sheet plus Holli and Skip as your CM pairing ain’t you just glad that even god doesn’t want to see this game so he snows it off.

Tommy Ball
Tommy Ball
1 month ago

Bullet dodged. This had 1-0 Burnley all over it.

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  Tommy Ball

I be would have liked to how these carnts would have responded to freezing their nuts off at Turfs in the snow. Shirkers get Sunday off to watch Netflix on the coach home. 🤔

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

Dele will be in front of a mirror repainting his locks.

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago

So much time to dick about with your hair, when you’re paid 80k a week to play football. No wonder there’s issues…

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

Something that will never distract Lucas lol. Maybe that’s why he’s a better footballer now? That’s the answer Antonio, shave the entire squad’s hair off till they remember how to play football again.

Keith Browning
Keith Browning
1 month ago

I think we struck lucky. I see Conte as a generally ‘lucky’ manager. Proved after last Thursday – to play like that and still be in the competition.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 month ago
Reply to  Keith Browning

He can even change the weather. 😁😜

Cabspur
Cabspur
1 month ago

Postponed .
Feels like a win!

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 month ago
Reply to  Cabspur

😁👍😊

Max Romeo
Max Romeo
1 month ago

Probably for the best…3 home games against beatable opposition up next starting with Brentford on Thursday

Philly
Philly
1 month ago
Reply to  Max Romeo

Unfortunately Brentford run and put 100% effort in, so don’t hold out much hope for us.

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago

FFS, haven’t they heard of under soil heating and shovels in the North?! 🤔 😂

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

Have they not heard of weather forecasts either. Away fans mucked about again. All right Daniel, do something for every Spurs who bought a ticket for that game.

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Fair point, you would have thought gestures like that will have gone up in terms of priority with the current mood of the support.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

Levy give back money? Come on.

Limerick AL
Limerick AL
1 month ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

He will have your ticket Mounted and Framed in a Plastic Frame for 65 Quid. Plus Vat.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 month ago
Reply to  Limerick AL

😊👍

Cabspur
Cabspur
1 month ago

Looks like Rodon is getting moved on come Jan then? not even on the bench filled with those lost souls.

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  Cabspur

Lone out I reckon,

Max Romeo
Max Romeo
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

I’d rather see Rodon loaned than sold. Tanganga too. Had enough of Sanchez tho.

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  Max Romeo

These problems are not a quick fix though are they. There will be a period where he really sees the players first hand. It’s a process he needs to go through.

Suffolk Spur
Suffolk Spur
1 month ago
Reply to  Cabspur

Match off, but lost just a little bit of respect for Conte seeing Sanchez picked after THAT performance. What does that say to Rodon, Tanganga and even the u23 defenders? Same goes for Alli on the bench after his display.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 month ago
Reply to  Suffolk Spur

Says they are not good enough and he picks the most experienced players even if they are average because he has no alternative.

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Exactly, if the senior players are good enough then they will step up, Conte is in no mood to throw youngsters in to paper over the cracks. How can he assess the squad properly without giving them game time?

Cabspur
Cabspur
1 month ago
Reply to  Suffolk Spur

Agree mate i was stunned to Sanchez’s name on the team sheet.

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  Suffolk Spur

Conte probably wants to demonstrate to Levy just how in need of reinforcements the squad is. Another stinker for Sanchez at Burnley would have helped build his case? 🤔

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
1 month ago
Reply to  Cabspur

How Spursy.

Harry
Harry
1 month ago

Postponed

England Mike
England Mike
1 month ago

BBC saying the game is OFF..snow !

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 month ago
Reply to  England Mike

That’s disappointing. The thought of some of those wasters freezing their balloons off was cheering me up.

Sean Norgrove
Sean Norgrove
1 month ago

Sanchez, doomed from the off.

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago

Our match day squad picks itself, resplendent with lots of overpriced and overrated dross on the bench…

Last edited 1 month ago by Easty
James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

And in the first team.

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