Tottenham win at Burnley to cut Chelsea's lead

Posted April 02, 2017

Tottenham had lost just once in the Premier League since early December but won't have had many more testing 45 minutes than they did in the opening half. It is always hard in the first game after global duty, all the players arrive at different dates we were very professional.

So who impressed and who disappointed for Pochettino's team?

"We showed great belief, character and faith".

Spurs, like Burnley, have been brilliant at White Hart Lane this campaign, winning 13 of 15 league games and losing one.

"So, there's a really healthy future for the club, I think, both on and off the pitch and we're in fantastic shape".

With Chelsea losing Tottenham have now shrunk their lead to just seven points and have reignited their title challenge.

"But we knew that run was coming and it's been a tough little run. That makes us proud".

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: "Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli both scored for Tottenham in their last game against Southampton and, with Harry Kane injured, it is important they both continue to chip in with goals". Their ability to manage during Kane's time on the sidelines is a welcome sign of progress for Mauricio Pochettino's men.

And until Chelsea do start churning out the clean sheets again I think there's a lot of merit in backing both teams to score in their games with Conte's men taking the three points, just like they did when landing the 11/4 best bet selection against Stoke just before the global break.

And the Korea striker made sure of victory as he tapped in Alli's squared pass on 77 minutes as Spurs controlled the final stages.

A brief Burnley response looked likely as Michael Keane and Arfield fired attempts over.

Spurs certainly did not look like title challengers in a stodgy first half and saw their game plan disrupted by injuries to Harry Winks and Victor Wanyama shortly before half-time. Subs: Mousa Dembele (for Wanyama, 44 mins): 8, Moussa Sissoko (for Winks, 45 mins): 6, Son Heung-min (for Janssen, 73 mins): 7.