Tottenham Hotspur predicted XI v Burnley: Victor Wanyama to make rare start?

Mauricio Pochettino manager of Tottenham Hotspur before the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on February...

Tottenham Hotspur will take on Sean Dyche's Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday.

Tottenham Hotspur players during a training session on February 20, 2019 in Enfield, England.

Tottenham Hotspur could make four changes from the side that beat Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last time out as they travel to Burnley on Saturday. 

Striker Fernando Llorente, full-back duo Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose, and Victor Wanyama could come into the starting XI after they were on the bench during their previous encounter. 

Mauricio Pochettino's side have not played since last Wednesday when they dispatched Dortmund on home soil to give themselves a brilliant advantage in progressing through to the next round of the Champions League. 


Nonetheless, versatile attacker, Lucas Moura could find himself being replaced by the rejuvenated Llorente, who scored within minutes from coming off the bench against Dortmund.

Added with that, Pochettino could revert to a flat back four against Sean Dyche's side as Spurs hope to continue their recent good run of form in the Premier League.

Considering his return from injury, Pochettino may give defensive-minded midfielder Wanyama a rare start at the weekend to build him up once again and bulk up the options he has in the middle of the park. 

Victor Wanyama of Tottenham Hotspur shakes hands with Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and...

Over the course of the season, the senior Spurs player has played 10 matches in all competitions and has played only 156 minutes of league football this term because of injury, according to transfermarkt.

Not only that, considering Tottenham will come up against a physical, direct and no-nonesese team like Burnley then having the powerhouses of Moussa Sissoko & Wanyama in midfield could prove to be helpful. 

This is how Pochettinio could line-up his team for Burnley as they may use the same formation the London club deployed during their last league encounter  

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