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Team News: De Boer Opts For Back Four

10 September 2017

Frank de Boer has made three changes and altered the shape of his Crystal Palace team for this afternoon’s trip to Turf Moor to take on Burnley.

The Eagles boss has opted to go for a back four, with Jeffrey Schlupp taking the place of Patrick van Aanholt on the left. Meanwhile, Yohan Cabaye returns in a midfield three alongside James McArthur and Jason Puncheon after missing the Swansea City defeat last time out, with Luka Milivojevic dropping to the bench.

Meanwhile, Chung-yong Lee is pushed into attack in what is his 100th Premier League appearance, taking the spot of the injured James Tomkins, and youngster Levi Lumeka is named on the first-team bench for the first time.

Burnley have made just one change to the team that drew 1-1 with Tottenham Hotspur in their last game, with late goalscorer Chris Wood handed a first start for the Clarets, meaning Scott Arfield is named amongst the substitutes.

Burnley: Heaton, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Ward, Berg Gudmundsson, Cork, Defour, Brady, Wood, Vokes. Subs: Pope, Bardsley, Westwood, Long, Arfield, Walters, Barnes.

Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Fosu-Mensah, Dann, Schlupp, McArthur, Cabaye, Puncheon, Townsend, Lee, Benteke. Subs: Speroni, Van Aanholt, Riedewald, Kelly, Milivojevic, Lumeka, Kaikai.


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