In their first match of 2024, Tottenham welcomes Burnley this Friday (5) at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in a match valid for the third round of the FA Cup, the FA Cup. This will be the debut of both teams in the current edition of the oldest football tournament in the world. Check out where to watch Tottenham vs Burnley live below.
How the teams arrive
Spurs arrive at the game on a high after beating Bournemouth 3-1 in the end-of-year round of the Premier League. Thus, after spending November without winning any game, the London team now has four wins in the last five games played. Currently, Tottenham occupies fifth place with 39 points, six less than leaders Liverpool.
Burnley, on the other hand, is experiencing the opposite situation. The team ended 2023 with a 3-2 defeat against Aston Villa and remained in second place in the English Championship. With 11 points, the team is five points behind Everton, the first team outside the relegation zone.
This will be the second meeting between Tottenham and Burnley this season. In September, Spurs beat the Clarets 5-2 at Turf Moor with a show from striker Heung-min Son, who scored three goals.
But this time the South Korean will not be available to coach Ange Postecoglou, as Son is serving the team for the Asian Cup. Midfielders Pape Matar Sarr (Senegal) and Yves Bissouma (Mali) are also missing from the team, but because of the African Cup of Nations.
On the medical side, Cristian Romero, Micky van de Ven, Ryan Sessegnon, James Maddison, Alfie Whiteman, Manor Solomon, Ivan Perisic and Alejo Veliz are out due to injury.
On Burnley’s side, coach Vincent Kompany will be without defender Hjalmar Ekdal, defender Jordan Beyer and right-winger Luca Koleosho, who are in the medical department.
Whoever wins the game advances to the fourth phase, whose matches will be drawn after the end of the current phase. In the event of a draw, an extra match (called a “replay”) will be played at the visiting team’s home ground.
Where to watch Tottenham vs Burnley
The match between Tottenham and Burnley at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium starts at 5pm Brasília time, with live broadcast from Star+ (streaming).
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