Opinion: Five things we learned from the 1-1 Premier League draw against Burnley

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Tottenham Hotspur picked up their first Premier League point in three games today as they came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw against Burnley.

Spurs came into the match off the back of defeats against Chelsea and Wolves, as well as losses to RB Leipzig in the Champions League and Norwich City in the FA Cup.

Let’s take a look at five things we learned from the game:

Dele makes 50 – 

Dele Alli netted his 50th Premier League goal for Spurs in the match, which came from the penalty spot. It was a much better performance from the England man today, in which he dropped off as a false 9 to collect the ball.

Another keeper error – 

Vorm or Lloris, the result was the same. The Dutchman spilled the ball in his own penalty area in mid-week, but today it was the turn of the Spurs captain. Once again, the only goal Spurs conceded came from an absolute keeper blunder.

Lo Celso the real deal – 

The silver lining of the season, Tottenham have found a real gem in Giovani Lo Celso. He came on and absolutely changed the game for the Lilywhites, almost clinching the winner with a late curled effort. The Argentine ran the show for around half an hour.

Sanchez shocker – 

Davinson Sanchez dropped a shocked at Turf Moor today. He struggled to deal with Chris Wood in the air, was lucky to not give away a penalty, and consistently gave the ball away to the opposition. Not sure what was wrong with him today, but he was a complete liability.

RB Leipzig a struggle – 

If Spurs struggled to defend against Burnley today, then I do fear for what will happen in mid-week against RB Leipzig in the Champions League. Hopefully, Tottenham haven’t picked up any more injuries, despite Bergwijn limping towards the end of the match. Mourinho will need as many of his first-team players as possible to be in with a chance.

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