But equally, those two teams have had even more of an emphasis on giving their attacking players the freedom to fully express themselves.
Liverpool’s attacking trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane are now backed up by the creativity of midfielders such as Naby Keita, Thiago Alcantara and Georginio Wijnaldum.
At City, Guardiola has the best in the game in the form of Kevin De Bruyne while Phil Foden is a star in the making.
Mourinho may have gotten away with it against a toothless Burnley side, but not opting for a more attack-minded setup could have easily cost them all three points.
If the Spurs boss has hopes of challenging for the title this season, he has to put more trust in his attacking options to blow teams away.
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