Burnley vs Crystal Palace – Premier League preview and team news

Burnley and Crystal Palace will both be determined to build on morale-boosting wins last time as they meet in a vitally important game at Turf Moor.

Two moments of quality from Scott Arfield and top scorer Danny Ings proved to be enough for the Lancashire club to take victory over Queens Park Rangers and lift themselves out of the bottom three. There now seems to be a real belief that they can avoid the drop.

But this is another match where Sean Dyche’s men will feel that they must take maximum points, and should they manage that, they could move up to as high as 13th place. Ings will again be the man they look to for schools, but he is being ably supported by Ashley Barnes and Sam Vokes.

No ground in the Premier League was louder than Selhurst Park during the last round of fixtures, as Alan Pardew capped his first league game as Palace manager with a thrilling comeback victory over London rivals Tottenham, as like Burnley, they moved out of the relegation zone.

The manner of that success is likely to give the Eagles huge momentum, and while there are still improvements to be made, the presence of Pardew has given the club a massive lift and could just give them the edge here in what promises to be a tight encounter.

The hosts are hopeful over the fitness of right-back Kieran Trippier, but they are definitely without Kevin Long, Matt Taylor and Stephen Ward.

Palace duo Mile Jedinak and Yannick Bolasie are on international duty, but Marouane Chamakh could return after several weeks out with a hamstring problem.

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