Roy Keane believes a clutch of Clarets would walk into Spurs' team and improve Jose Mourinho's first choice XI.

Burnley are at Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday and the Sky Sports pundit feels Sean Dyche's side boast a strong spine that would not look out of place higher up the table.

Keane praised skipper Ben Mee and feels the Clarets captain, along with his centre back partner James Tarkowski, goalkeeper Nick Pope and midfield duo Ashley Westwood and Jack Cork would get into the current Spurs side.

Indeed Pope has been linked with a move to Spurs in the summer, speculation that prompted Dyche to joke about accepting beer and crisps in exchange for his keeper.

And Keane has no doubt that Pope, and four of his Burnley teammates, would benefit Spurs.

He said: "I would definitely think the keeper and two centre halves are better than what Spurs have got.

"And probably the two lads in midfield, Tottenham have got so many average players.

"Kane and Son - you take them two out of that team and Spurs are an average Premiership team and I am being polite."

Keane, part of the Sky Sports commentary team for Burnley's clash with Spurs, hailed the spine of the Clarets side and believes they are more than a sum of their parts.

"The goalkeeper, very, very good," said the former Manchester United man.

"The two centre halves, excellent. The two midfielders, very, very, good in Westwood and Cork.

"They are solid professionals who perform week in week out, they are always under pressure because Burnley don't score many goals but they have got some very good players.

"The spine of their team is vital to them, Ben Mee is an outstanding captain and gives them good balance. He is such a loss when he was injured earlier in the season and they struggled then. He is a really top professional and I really like him. He is rock solid with a good attitude."