Burnley v Spurs – how to watch, team news, key information
Mon 26 October 2020, 09:09|Tottenham Hotspur
This evening (Monday 26 October) we make the trip to Burnley for a Premier League clash.
Our previous visit to Turf Moor in March was our last match played in front of fans in the UK, with the coronavirus outbreak causing the suspension of football in the wake of our subsequent Champions League trip to RB Leipzig and all games thereafter having been played behind closed doors.
Burnley sit inside the relegation zone having picked up one point from their four games so far in 2020/21, but have played fewer matches than anyone else in the division before tonight.
Here’s all the key information you need to know ahead of the 8pm UK kick-off...
How can I watch the game?
Tonight’s match at Turf Moor is being televised live in the UK on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event, kick-off 8pm. Live radio commentary is also available on BBC Radio 5 Live. You’ll find full worldwide broadcast listings here.
Remember, you can also follow the action during the game on Club channels via our live Match Centre, complete with live text and audio commentary, goal alerts and stats. The Match Centre is available on the Spurs Official app and here on tottenhamhotspur.com.
How will the teams line up?
Jose Mourinho has plenty of options after rotating his side for the Europa League win over LASK on Thursday.
Burnley are without defender Phil Bardsley, who is self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19, while Ben Mee, Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Jack Cork are also sidelined.
Erik Pieters is a doubt with a calf problem.
Who is the referee and what colours will the teams be playing in?
Michael Oliver is set to take charge of this evening’s match at Turf Moor, with Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett serving as his assistants. Kevin Friend is the designated fourth official.
Both clubs will be in their usual home colours – Burnley in claret and blue shirts, white shorts and claret and blue socks with their goalkeeper in green, while we’ll be wearing white-navy-white with our goalkeeper in orange.
What will the weather be like?
It’s set to rain for most of the day in Lancashire and that’s expected to continue into the game.
Temperatures are expected to be at around nine degrees at kick-off.
Who is going back to his former club?
Goalkeeper Joe Hart returns to Burnley as part of our squad tonight, having spent the last two seasons with Sean Dyche’s side.
He made 24 appearances during his time with the Clarets and told us ahead of the game how hard work is key to Burnley’s style – read our interview with the experienced stopper here on tottenhamhotspur.com.
Another goalkeeper who played for both clubs during his career is Paul Robinson. He joins our regular Preview Panel here on tottenhamhotspur.com to discuss how tonight’s match might pan out.