It will be interesting to see how Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino handles team selection for tonight’s game with Burnley as the squad enters 2015 still fighting on four fronts. With busy schedules coming up, the manager will want to take this competition seriously while still looking to rest key players if he can.
At least one decision has been made for him with the news that Nabil Bentaleb has been ruled out while Ryan Mason and Erik Lamela are additional doubts. Neither are likely to be risked so that could mean rare starts tonight for Aaron Lennon and Paulinho.
Elsewhere, will Vorm come in for Lloris – Davies for Rose and will Kyle Walker take a break after returning from injury and featuring extensively over the festive period?
Burnley have their own priorities and may rest key players themslves but they will be a danger at home so how will Pochettino approach this?