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This will be the fifth time that the Italian coach has gone up against the Clarets in the Premier League — and he hasn't always had it his own way.
And Burnley would go on to claim a famous win against the champions six months later as the visitors came out on top in a five-goal thriller at Stamford Bridge.
“Before a game, you have to know everything about your opponent," he said. "We are studying Burnley. They are working with a really good manager for many, many years, and this is important for them.
“I know very well what kind of game we expect against Burnley. Burnley is a tough game, they play with intensity, they put pressure on, they play a lot of long balls and they are very good in set-pieces, so we have to pay great attention."
The former Juventus and Inter Milan boss is urging his players to 'give more' when they take on the Clarets following the club's disappointing result in the Europa League on Thursday.
Conte, who won Serie A nine times as a player and manager, is expecting a response after suffering a poor 2-1 defeat against Slovenian outfit NS Mura, the lowest ranked side in the competition.
He said: “For us, it’s an important game – like this [against Mura] – because [Thursday] was an important game.
"We have to give more in all aspects – tactical aspects, physical aspects and also mentally. We need to give more.
“I know the atmosphere will be hot, but we must be ready, ready to fight and to give everything to try to get the three points.”
LIVE: Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur
- Burnley have won just one of their past 15 meetings against Spurs in all competitions
- Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes netted either side of Harry Kane’s equaliser in February 2019
- Spurs have scored in all but one of their last 22 games against the Clarets across the board
- Burnley have scored nine goals in there last four games - one more than they managed in their previous 13 combined
- Tottenham's six league victories this season have all been by a single-goal margin
- Only Norwich have had fewer shots in the Premier League this season than the 124 by Spurs prior to the weekend
- Harry Kane has eight goals in his 10 previous Premier League appearances against Burnley
Top tackler Dwight McNeil becoming a more complete player!
“We know he’s got quality, but the team work ethic he’s got has been absolutely excellent, certainly over the last run of decent performances.”
You would expect Dwight McNeil to be towards the top of the Premier League statistics in terms of his crossing numbers.
More to come from Clarets’ all-time leading Premier League goal-scorer
“He has done really well for us, and continues to do so.
“I still think there’s more to his game, but he does have that knack of scoring a goal.”
Sean Dyche feels Chris Wood can only improve, after reaching his half-century of Premier League goals.
Boss Sean Dyche insists Burnley are on the right track!
“I have said throughout the season that I have been pleased with the consistent levels, getting on the right side of the games which we are beginning to, and that is an important part of the Premier League.”
Burnley may still sit in the bottom three in the Premier League, despite a four-game unbeaten run.
Clarets to support Rainbow Laces campaign on Sunday
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Burnley Football Club In the Community are proud to support Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign ahead of Sunday’s visit of Spurs to Turf Moor.
Can Chris Wood hit double figures for a fifth successive season in the PL?
“It’s always nice to score goals. I want to score as many as I can.”
Burnley striker Chris Wood hoping to extend his membership within a very exclusive group of Premier League stars
Burnley's Chris Wood is almost a third of the way to hitting double figures for a fifth successive Premier League campaign.
More of the same from Maxwel today?
“I enjoy it. When you score it’s very nice, and that’s why I want to score again and again, for my team, my teammates and for the club.”
Magnificent Maxwel Cornet can't stop scoring for the Clarets — and the Ivory Coast international wants plenty more!
Goal machine Maxwel Cornet says he wants to 'score again and again' after taking his tally to five goals in Six Premier League starts.