Mauricio Pochettino: It was important for Tottenham to reduce gap on Chelsea

Jesus Navas tackle Nacho Monreal Man City Arsenal

Jesus Navas tackle Nacho Monreal Man City Arsenal

Burnley midfielder Steven Defour could be involved on Saturday after two months out with a hamstring injury. Danny Rose has been recovering from a knee ligament problem, but he remains a doubt.

Vincent Janssen has appeared 20 times in the Premier League for Spurs this season, but has only been given 626 minutes of playing time - 31 minutes per game on average. Yet here, and while shorn of Harry Kane, they showed that they are at least have the mind-set and strength to try.

Victory over Southampton in the absence of injured striker Harry Kane last time out suggested those concerns could be consigned to the past, only to reappear in the first half at Turf Moor.

Don't be put off by Burnley's recent poor form as all of their last four games were on their travels, and we know that Dyche's men don't travel well.

Spurs' hard-earned 2-0 win at Burnley narrowed the deficit thanks to Chelsea's unexpected slip-up against in-form Palace.

In the second half, Spurs looked less inhibited and sharper than the home side and, eventually, they made that count.

A precis of their thoughts: the Premier League trophy is not heading to Stamford Bridge just yet so Chelsea's fans should look over their shoulders.

Vettel and Hamilton relishing prospect of title showdown
Sebastian Vettel has paid tribute to the "crucial" role of Red Bull's Max Verstappen in his Australian Grand Prix win. And the Italian team appear to have lofty ambitions to match the four-time world champion's own ones.

Watch Burnley FC vs Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) live streaming on NBC Sports Live in US, live streaming is not available in U.K, but fans can listen to the BBC Radio live commentary of today's match. Despite being without a win in seven games, they will surely be hoping to pick up some kind of positive result this Saturday against a Spurs team gunning for the top 4.

And, with just five minutes remaining the hosts got the victor, Ranocchia grabbing his brace to take Hull level on points with 17th-placed Swansea City, although the Tigers' poor goal difference means they remain in the relegation zone.

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No side in Premier League history has won a higher proportion of their games (83 per cent) or total points (78 per cent) at home.

A perennial worry with Tottenham is whether they possess the depth required to match the undoubted quality of their starting side and sustain a season-long challenge.

Alli played a part in launching a counter-attack for the visitors and after he teed up Son inside the six-yard box, he could not miss and it left Burnley looking to avoid a heavier defeat during the closing stages.

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