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Preview: Crystal Palace v Burnley

29 April 2017


INTRO

Palace host Burnley at Selhurst Park on Saturday evening, looking to get the three points to reach the all important 40 point-mark against a side who are in opposing form.

The Clarets haven't won on the road all season, picking up just four points from 17 games, and last won in the Premier League on April 4th at home to Stoke City. Palace have enjoyed an impressive - and well documented - month and will be looking to carry that on and mathematically confirm survival.

OPPOSITION VIEW

Sean Dyche: "It’s my job, the team’s job, the staff’s job to see about the reality of what we’re achieving this season, because we are achieving.

“We have more points than we did ever in the Premier League and it’s now about taking it all the way.

“It’s now about everything we’ve learned over the season and delivering performances in these last four games.

“We, as a club, without a shadow of a doubt are in really good shape going into this last bunch of games.

TEAM NEWS

Crystal Palace: The injury Mamadou Sakho sustained in the defeat to Tottenham Hotspur will keep him out, along with fellow centre backs James Tomkins and Scott Dann.

Long-term absentees Connor Wickham and Pape Souare are continuing their recoveries.

Burnley: The visitors could see four players return in time: Ward, Vokes and Arfield could all feature in SE25, with defender Ben Mee also set for a late fitness test.

Dean Marney remains out long-term with a knee ligament injury.

HEAD TO HEAD

Palace wins
Draws
Burnley wins
League
91313
League Cup
021
FA Cup
022
Total
91716

STATS

Palace have gone 10 league games unbeaten against Burnley on home soil (W4 D6 L0), keeping seven clean sheets in the process.

Burnley have won just four points from a possible 51 away from home in the Premier League this season (W0 D4 L13).

Sean Dyche’s side are currently level with their Premier League away record in 2009-10 (four points from 19 away games). The only team to have won fewer points away from home in a complete Premier League season are Derby County in 2007-08 (3).

The Clarets have only ever gone one season in their history without winning an away league game – in 1902/03 in the second tier. They only have two away games left in 2016-17, including this match.

Burnley have lost 13 of their 15 Premier League visits to London (W0 D2). They’ve scored just eight goals in the capital, with three of these coming in a single game against West Ham in November 2009 (3-5 defeat). Only Middlesbrough endured a longer wait for a Premier League win in the capital than Burnley’s current run – they went 17 games without victory before beating Spurs 3-0 in September 1998.

Christian Benteke has scored 14 Premier League goals this season for Palace – however, only 21% (3) of those have come at Selhurst Park. Six of those 14 goals have been headed – no Premier League player has more this campaign (level with Fernando Llorente, Romelu Lukaku and Michail Antonio).

Wilfried Zaha has nine Premier League assists this season, the joint-most by a Palace player in a single Premier League campaign (also Wayne Routledge with nine in 2004/05).

Michael Keane is the only Burnley player to play every minute of their top-flight campaign this season (3060 minutes).

OFFICIALS

Referee: Bobby Madley
Assistants: A Nunn, M Perry
Fourth official: A Marriner

Bobby Madley has taken charge of 35 games this season, including 26 in the Premier League. He's given 110 yellow cards and two reds in the top flight, as well as awarding nine penalties.

He last refereed Palace in February when the Eagles beat Middlesbrough 1-0 at Selhurst Park.

LAST MEETING AT SELHURST PARK

13th September 2014
Premier League
Palace 0-0 Burnley

A late Julian Speroni penalty save secured a point for the Eagles early on in the 2014-15 season as he palmed away Scott Arfield's powerful effort.

TICKETS
This game is SOLD OUT.

LIVE COVERAGE
Live commentary of the whole game at Selhurst Park will be available on Palace Player. Click HERE to log in or sign up. 

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