Their loss has been very much Tottenham Hotspur’s gain over the past three seasons, but Pochettino needs to make sure his team come through the Christmas and New Year fixtures with their Premier League top-four hopes very much intact.
Chelsea have Alvaro Morata back and will hope for a better conversion rate than they managed at Everton where they had eight attempts on target and no goals.
Burnley have beaten Chelsea and Everton on their travels this season and claimed draws at Spurs and Liverpool so they have form for upsetting the established elite.
United now trail leaders Manchester City by 13 points and can ill afford any more setbacks with the title already slipping away.
Saturday’s defeat at Brighton was their fourth in a row, and Marco Silva’s luck is unlikely to turn against a Leicester side who will be buoyed by their dramatic draw with Manchester United.
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