FA Cup: Tottenham vs Burnley predicted lineup. Where to watch in India:

Friday, 5th January marks the clash of Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley in the FA Cup Third Round at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. With both teams hungry for silverware and harboring contrasting ambitions, the lineup decisions will be pivotal. Here’s a breakdown of the predicted starting XIs for this intriguing encounter:

Tottenham Hotspur (4-3-3):

  • Goalkeeper: Guglielmo Vicario – With Forster in form, Vicario might get a chance to prove his mettle against Burnley.
  • Defenders: Pedro Porro (RB), Emerson Royal (CB), Ben Davies (CB), Destiny Udogie (LB) – A solid backline with Porro’s attacking prowess and Davies’ consistency anchoring the rearguard.
  • Midfielders: Oliver Skipp (CDM), Rodrigo Bentancur (CM), Giovani Lo Celso (CM) – Skipp’s defensive grit and Bentancur’s creative spark combine with Lo Celso’s technicality for a balanced midfield.
  • Forwards: Dejan Kulusevski (RW), Richarlison (ST), Emerson Johnson (LW) – Kulusevski’s return from suspension bolsters Spurs’ attack, while Richarlison’s aerial threat and Johnson’s pace offer diverse options up front.

Key Absentees: Son Heung-min (AFCON), Cristian Romero (injured), Pape Matar Sarr (AFCON), Yves Bissouma (AFCON), Micky van de Ven (injured).

Burnley (4-4-2):

  • Goalkeeper: Bailey Peacock-Farrell – The England U21 international could get the nod with Nick Pope facing competition.
  • Defenders: Vitinho (RB), John O’Shea (CB), Nathan Collins (CB), Charlie Taylor (LB) – An experienced backline with O’Shea and Collins commanding aerial dominance.
  • Midfielders: Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson (RM), Josh Brownhill (CM), Aaron Ramsey (CM), Manuel Obafemi (LM) – Brownhill and Ramsey provide a solid base in midfield, while Guðmundsson and Obafemi offer pace and width.
  • Forwards: Maxwell Cornet (ST), Ashley Barnes (ST) – Cornet’s directness and Barnes’ physical presence combine to pose a threat to the Spurs defense.

Key Absentees: Jordan Beyer (injured), Jack Cork (injured), Hjalmar Ekdal (injured), Arnel Mendy (suspended).

Tottenham vs Burnley: Head-to-Head Records


  • Matches: 24
  • Tottenham Wins: 15 (62.5%)
  • Burnley Wins: 4 (20.83%)
  • Draws: 4 (16.67%)
  • Tottenham Goals: 52
  • Burnley Goals: 22
  • Average Goals per Match: 3.08

Recent Form:

  • Last 5 Matches: Tottenham won 4, Burnley won 1, 1 draw
  • Last 5 Tottenham Goals: 12
  • Last 5 Burnley Goals: 4

The Verdict:

Tottenham, riding the momentum of their recent form and buoyed by home advantage, are strong favorites. However, Burnley’s fighting spirit and Kompany’s tactical nous shouldn’t be underestimated. With both teams lacking key players, expect a competitive encounter with an element of unpredictability.

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Tottenham vs Burnley: Where to watch?


  • Sony Sports Ten 5 SD & HD: The match will be broadcasted live on this Sony Sports channel.


  • Sony LIV: You can stream the match live on the Sony LIV app or website.

Additional Options:

  • Hotstar: While Premier League matches are not available on Hotstar, they sometimes show FA Cup matches. It’s worth checking their schedule closer to the date to see if they’ll be streaming this particular game.
  • JioTV and JioCinema: These platforms sometimes offer live streams of FA Cup matches, so you can check their schedules closer to the date as well.

Remember, this is just a prediction, and the actual lineups could be different. Tune in on Friday to see who takes the field in this FA Cup clash!

DISCLAIMER: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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