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Tottenham Hotspur vs. Burnley: match thread & how to watch

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Will the slide continue?

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L - L - L - W - L - L. Tottenham Hotspur has taken just three points from its past six Premier League matches, scoring a total of four goals. It always feels too early to give up on a Champions League spot, but with so many teams vying for fourth place, it looks fairly unlikely this team is capable of jumping back up the table.

This domestic collapse has ironically come at a time where the club’s Europa League chances keep growing. Quality of competition is obviously the big reason for that, but the Round of 16 yielded yet another favorable draw for Spurs, so while the troubles in the league continue, the chance for a trophy remains alive on two other fronts.

Burnley are not great, though that does not seem to make a difference for Tottenham. The two sides nearly drew at Turf Moor in October, but a late Heung-Min Son header — assisted from a Harry Kane header — gave Spurs the 0-1 win and set off their best run of form this season.

Those days are long gone. Tottenham must find a way to revive itself, and that means figuring out how to score, as the defense remains imperfect. Unfortunately, Burnley is as stingy in front of net as always and is unlikely to allow too many great opportunities on Sunday. At this point it seems foolish to expect anything other than frustration.

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How to Watch

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. ET, 2:00 p.m. BT
Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England
TV: NBCSN (USA), Sky Sports Main Event (UK)
Streaming: NBCSports.com (USA), Sky GO Extra (UK)

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