GOOD NEWS for Spurs after Son Heung-min departs for the Asian Cup as Micky Van de Ven RETURN DATE from injury REVEALED by Tottenham doctors [Full Story]

Tottenham welcome Burnley to north London on Friday night as the Premier League rivals begin their FA Cup campaigns, live on talkSPORT. 

Spurs have won their last four games in the top-flight and they will be aiming to take their form into the cup.

Tottenham are in great form after recovering from a blip

Ange Postecoglou’s side are set for a third-round tie against the Clarets who are desperate for some positivity this campaign.

Vincent Kompany led his side to the Carabao Cup round of 16 and he will be looking to put together another run in the FA Cup.

Tottenham could be without Heung-min Son for six games as he captains South Korea in the Asia Cup over the next few weeks.

Son scored on his final appearance on New Year’s Eve before leaving to join up with his country.

The Spurs skipper will undoubtedly be a huge loss for Postecoglou for upcoming games and especially in the FA Cup.

He has been involved in 25 goals in just 28 appearances in the competition, scoring 14 and assisting 11.

But Son’s firepower will now be missing for Tottenham and they will have to find a solution.

Richarlison, Brennan Johnson and Dejan Kulusevski will all have to step up and lead the line for Spurs before their main man returns.

Son’s stats in the Premier League prove he will be a huge miss for Tottenham

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Son’s stats in the Premier League prove he will be a huge miss for Tottenham
  • Tottenham have won five of their seven FA Cup ties against Burnley, most recently in the third round via a replay in 2014-15.
  • Burnley have lost 10 of their last 11 away games against Tottenham in all competitions (D1), since a 4-1 win in the League Cup in January 1983.

    Tottenham vs Burnley: Team news 

    As well as losing Son, Tottenham will also be without Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr who are both featuring at AFCON.

    The pair have been Spurs’ starting midfield partnership for the majority of the season and now neither will be available.

    Oliver Skipp and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg are expected to cover.

    On the injury front, Alejo Veliz is likely to miss out and join James Maddison, Micky van de Ven, Cristian Romero, Ivan Perisicand Manor Solomon on the sidelines.

    As for Burnley, Jordan Beyer is a doubt after limping off against Aston Villa.

    Fellow centre-back Hjalmar Ekdal is also expected to

    remain out through injury.

    Burnley have struggled this season

    • Tottenham have progressed from 16 of their last 17 FA Cup third round ties, with the exception being a 2-0 loss to Arsenal in 2013-14.
    • Burnley’s last six FA Cup games against Premier League opposition have produced a total of 28 goals (F9 A19), an average of 4.7 per game.

    Tottenham vs Burnley: What has been said?

    Hugo Lloris is leaving Tottenham after his move to MLS side Los Angeles FC was officially announced in December.

    The former Spurs captain made 447 appearances for the club and departs after spending 11 years in North London.

    Manager Postecoglou has led the tributes to the goalkeeper, saying: “He will definitely go down as a legend at this club.

    “Not just because of his appearances, but when you captain a big club like this for so long…

    “I said before I don’t think my opinion on him is paramount here because my services are fairly minuscule compared to his but in the time I’ve worked with him he’s been an absolute professional and an absolute gentlemen. I can see why he was highly regarded.

    “He was great to have in the group, great for Vic to share a dressing room with a World Cup winner and it is a credit to him for the way he has conducted himself.