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Tottenham manager Antonio Conte insisted he is fully committed "100 per cent and more" to his task in north London ahead of hosting Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday.

Spurs moved within one point of fourth-placed Arsenal after thrashing Mikel Arteta's side 3-0 on Thursday, leaving it all to play for with two league games to go.

Champions League football next season will likely keep Conte on board, with the Italian linked to a potential vacancy at Paris Saint-Germain should Mauricio Pochettino depart. However, Conte rubbished suggestions his commitment lies elsewhere.

"From the moment I came into the club – and in every club I worked in in the past – I go totally with my heart, mind and head," he said. "Totally, 100 per cent and more. This is my characteristic. I'm very passionate, I'm this way. I like to go totally into the club where I work.

"I know that only in this way I'm able to give everything. And also to find the way to receive everything from my players, my club and the fans. Because if I'm the first person to give 200 per cent, then for sure I can ask for this [in return]."

Burnley, meanwhile, are battling relegation – level on points with 18th-placed Leeds United, albeit with a game in hand – and Mike Jones expects a difficult task at Tottenham.

"You've got to plan to what suits your group," he said. "That's what we've tried to do, to give ourselves a plan to get a performance on Sunday. We know the areas we need to get right and we're building towards that so by the time we hit the grass everyone knows what they need to do.

"I've got faith in all of them and what they're doing. Get in there and go for it, take your opportunity and take it on."

Tottenham – Harry Kane

Kane has been involved in 11 goals in 11 Premier League games against Burnley (8 goals, 3 assists), scoring seven in his last seven against them in the competition. He is also the Premier League's all-time top scorer on a Sunday (69).

Burnley – Maxwel Cornet

Cornet is Burnley's top scorer in the Premier League this season, with his eight goals more than double any other player has netted for the Clarets.

- Burnley could become just the fourth side to complete a top-flight double against a team managed by Spurs' Antonio Conte, after Sampdoria (2012-13), Manchester City (2017-18) and Juventus (2019-20).

- Tottenham lost their final home league game 2-1 against Aston Villa last season – they've not lost their last home game in consecutive campaigns since 1992-93 and 1993-94 (against Blackburn and QPR).

- Tottenham have played more Premier League games on a Sunday than any other team (318), but have also lost more games on this day than any other side (98).

- Burnley have won just two of their last 18 Premier League away games (D7 L9), after back-to-back wins on the road in April/May last year. However, they did win their last away league game, coming from behind to beat Watford 2-1.

- Of all current 20 Premier League sides, Burnley have the highest loss rate in games played on Sundays in the competition's history (60% - lost 37/62). However, the Clarets did win their last such game (1-0 at Wolves), last winning consecutive Sunday matches in September/October 2017.

Updated May 13, 2022

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