Everything you need to know as Frank De Boer prepares for one of the biggest games of his managerial career against the Clarets
FRANK DE BOER’S reign as Crystal Palace manager could end this weekend if he fails to pick up at three points against Burnley.
The Eagles have lost all three of their opening league fixtures to Huddersfield, Liverpool and Swansea.
Burnley will enter the fixture brimming with confidence after beating Chelsea and picking up a plausible point against Tottenham.
Palace will be hoping to redeem their shocking starting to the league against Sean Dyche’s side, who they lost to home and away last term.
Here is everything you need to know about the showdown.
When is Burnley vs Crystal Palace?
Burnley will host Crystal Palace on Sunday September 10.
The Premier League clash will be held at Turf Moor and kick-off will be at 13:30.
What TV channel will be showing Burnley vs Crystal Palace?
The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
Alternatively, follow coverage of the action with the SunSport live blog.
Jeff Hendrick ,who is expected to miss Republic of Ireland’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Serbia, could miss Sunday’s fixture due to a thigh injury.
Dean Marney remains out of action for the Clarets with a ligament rupture and Nahki Wells will not play because of a malleolar injury.
For the Eagles, former Liverpool ace Mamadou Sakho will miss the action for Burnley due to ligament issues.
Wilfried Zaha is out with a knee injury and Ruben Loftus-Cheek is still recovering from a groin strain.
Bakary Sako will not feature due to a calf injury.
- Burnley won both Premier League clashes against Palace last season, their first league double over them since the 2001-02 season.
- Crystal Palace haven’t lost three consecutive league games against Burnley since February 1971 – a run of four in a row.
- Burnley have won six of their eight top-flight games against the Eagles (D1 L1), their only defeat a 3-2 reverse at Turf Moor in January 2015, a game the Clarets led 2-0.
- Crystal Palace are yet to score a Premier League goal this season as we head in to MD4. Palace have never failed to find the net in their opening four games to a league season in their history.
- Frank de Boer is only the fifth manager in Premier League history to see their first three games in charge of a club end as a defeat without his side scoring – the other four were Gianluca Vialli at Chelsea, Kevin Ball at Sunderland, Steve McClaren at Middlesbrough and Stuart Gray at Southampton.
- The record for the fewest number of Premier League matches that a permanent manager has been in charge of a club for in the competition is currently held by Les Reed at Charlton in 2006-07 (7 games).
- Should Burnley’s new signing Chris Wood appear in this game, this would be his sixth league game against the Eagles – all with different clubs (West Brom, Birmingham, Bristol City, Millwall, Leicester and Burnley). He scored in his last league game against them, for Leicester in a 2-2 draw in April 2013.
- Chris Wood has scored in over half of his league appearances since the start of 2016-17 (25/48 – 52%).
- Ashley Barnes scored a goal in both Premier League games against Crystal Palace last season – the Eagles are one of two teams he’s netted more than one Premier League goal against along with Spurs (2).
- Lee Chung-yong could make his 100th Premier League appearance in this match, becoming only the third South Korean player to reach this landmark in the competition after Park Ji-Sung and Ki Sung-yueng.