Tottenham vs Burnley lineups – Lyle Foster needs a free role

Tottenham vs Burnley lineups – Lyle Foster needs a free role
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All eyes will be at the Turf Moor as Tottenham vs Burnley square off in a battle for supremacy clash in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Kick-off is scheduled for 15:00 BST, 2 September 2023.

Ange Postecoglu's side will look to continue their good start of the season that saw them defeat Man United and Bournemouth in their last two league outings.

While Burnley are still searching for their first points of the new season, can they get it today?

Richarlison to feature in Tottenham vs Burnley clash
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Tottenham vs Burnley probable lineups

Tottenham

Goalkeeper: Guglielmo Vicario
Defenders: Destiny Udogie, Micky van de Ven, Cristian Romero, Pedro Porro
Midfielders: James Maddison, Yves Bissouma, Pape Matar Sar
Forwards: Heung-min Son, Richarlison, Dejan Kulusevski

Burnley

Goalkeeper: James Trafford
Defenders: Amin Al-Dakhil, Hjalmar Ekdal, Dara O'Shea, Connor Roberts
Midfielders: Sander Berge, Josh Cullen, Manuel Benson
Forwards: Lyle Foster, Zeki Amdouni, Luca Koleosho

Tottenham vs Burnley confirmed lineups

Burnley

Burnley
4-4-2
1
James Trafford
gb
14
Connor Roberts
gb
28
Ameen Al-Dakhil
be
2
Dara O'Shea
ie
5
Louis Beyer
de
7
Johann Gudmundsson
is
24
Joshua Cullen
ie
16
Sander Berge
no
30
Luca Koleosho
it
25
Zeki Amdouni
ch
17
Lyle Foster
za
Substitutes
44
Hannes Delcroix
be
4
Jack Cork
gb
49
Arijanet Muric
xk
9
Jay Rodriguez
gb
47
Wilson Odobert
fr
8
Josh Brownhill
gb
34
Jacob Bruun Larsen
dk
15
Nathan Redmond
gb
10
Benson Manuel
be

Tottenham

Tottenham
4-2-3-1
13
Guglielmo Vicario
it
23
Pedro Porro
es
17
Cristian Romero
ar
37
Micky Van de Ven
nl
38
Iyenoma Destiny Udogie
it
29
Pape Matar Sarr
sn
8
Yves Bissouma
ml
21
Dejan Kulusevski
se
10
James Maddison
gb
27
Manor Solomon
il
7
Son Heung-min
kr
Substitutes
12
Emerson
br
35
Ashley Phillips
gb
14
Ivan Perisic
hr
33
Ben Davies
gb
5
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
dk
6
Davinson Sanchez
co
9
Richarlison
br
4
Oliver Skipp
gb
20
Fraser Forster
gb

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Tottenham vs Burnley vs predictions

Prediction 1: Tottenham to win

Ange Postecoglu's team have started the season in the best possible way, making the loss of Harry Kane not to be felt at least for now.

They've picked up two wins and a draw in their first three games of the season, their form puts them ahead in this clash with all analysis pointing towards a routine win for Spurs.

On the other hand, Burnley have lost both league games coming into this clash; it'll be surprising to see this match result go the other way.

Lyle Foster with his Burnley teammates
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Prediction 2: Tottenham to score first

These two teams have met 17 times since 2014; 11 of those meetings saw Tottenham open the scoring.

Also, this season Spurs have played three league games and they've scored first in all those games; meanwhile, Vincent Kompany's men have conceded first in two Premier League games so far this season.

By these, we're backing Tottenham to draw the first blood in this skirmish.

Prediction 3: Both Teams to Score

Burnley may have lost twice this season in the league, but were on target in their last outing against Aston Villa.

They're also coming directly into this clash from a 0-1 win at Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup which means they've found the net in succession.

This clash will be tough for Kompany's wards but we fancy them to find the back of the net at home against an in-form Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham vs Burnley Head-to-Head

Clashes between these teams have occured on many occasions in the past. Since 2014, both clubs have squared off 17 times with 10 wins going the way of Tottenham, while Burnley recorded 2 wins and 5 games ended in draws.

Results of last five clashes between Tottenham and Burnley:

England Premier League 15/05/22

Tottenham

Tottenham

1
Burnley

Burnley

0

England Premier League 23/02/22

Burnley

Burnley

1
Tottenham

Tottenham

0

England EFL Cup 27/10/21

Burnley

Burnley

0
Tottenham

Tottenham

1

England Premier League 28/02/21

Tottenham

Tottenham

4
Burnley

Burnley

0

England Premier League 26/10/20

Burnley

Burnley

0
Tottenham

Tottenham

1

Lyle Foster needs a free role

The 22-year-old South African striker arrived for a hefty fee and the prospect of being the attacking future of the Clarets given the ages of Ashley Barnes and Jay Rodriguez looks promising for the young forward.

Lyle Foster in action for Burnley
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Foster has plenty of room for growth and given Kompany's track record since arriving at Turf Moor with the success stories of other attacking talents, Foster must be allowed to settle before being judged.

In this regard, the attacking talent has settled to life at Burnley and has netted his team's first goal of the Premier League in their 1-3 loss at home to Aston Villa last week.

However, Lyle Foster needs a free role from his coach to fully showcase his true potential for Burnley. In the coming games, we'll see if he can be given more freedom around the team's setup and not confined to just a centre forward.

Did You Know?

Lyle Foster is the first South African player to net in the EPL since Steven Pienaar in October 2013 for Everton against Hull City.

The 22-year-old lad from Noordgesig in Soweto became the ninth South African to find the back of the net in the EPL, following in the footsteps of the late Phil Masinga, Shaun Bartlett, Eric Tinkler, Quinton Fortune, Mark Fish, Benni McCarthy, Pienaar and Mbulelo Mabizela.

Interestingly, Foster could improve for Burnley and he has the potential to become the greatest South African who has played in the Premier League.

Where to watch Tottenham vs Burnley live in Nigeria

Tottenham vs Burnley clash at Turf Moor will be available for fans to watch in Nigeria. SuperSport DSTV channel 202, SuperSport GoTV Football, and SuperSport Blitz Africa will broadcast the game live for fans' viewing pleasure in the country.

This article was most recently revised and updated 7 months ago

Joseph is a freelance writer who spends most of his time writing engaging football contents. Based in Nigeria, Joseph is a die-hard Real Madrid fan with over 8 years experience in the sports betting space. He has covered football match previews, predictions, and news across leagues in Africa and Europe.