Could Tottenham's Kieran Trippier make his first league start of the season against his former club

Tottenham's Kieran Trippier looks dejected after Borussia Dortmund's second goal

The Tottenham Hotspur player deserves a start or two over the Christmas and New Year period.

Such is Tottenham Hotspur’s strength in depth that some players are always going to have to wait patiently for their chances.

One such player is Kieran Trippier, who has gone from being an ever-present for Burnley to rarely getting a look in at White Hart Lane, certainly when it comes to the Premier League.

This season the right-back has featured seven times in all competitions for Spurs, but he has only managed 11 minutes of league action, coming off the bench late on against Arsenal and West Ham United.

Tottenham's Kieran Trippier in action

Those matches aside, he has watched as Kyle Walker has racked up minute after minute in the top flight, and while he may be wondering where his next start is coming from, the festive period should offer more opportunities.

Trippier is a more than able deputy for Walker and with Tottenham facing matches against Hull City, Southampton, Watford and Trippier’s former club Burnley in the next few weeks the chances are he will get at least one start.

Tottenham's Kieran Trippier in action

It may well be against the Clarets, certainly if Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino opts to go strong against Hull in the hope of putting the disappointing loss to Manchester United behind them.

If that is the case, and Trippier makes his first league start of the campaign against Sean Dyche’s men, it will be doubly special for a player with much to offer but a limited stage on which to perform.

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