Following two tough defeats in succession, the Eagles make the journey to Turf Moor which begins a run of games that should see Palace get back on track and return to winning ways with injuries easing.
- 3pm – 4th November 2023
Turf Moor, 52-56 Harry Potts Way, Burnley BB10 4BX
This fixture was last played out in November 2021 which turned out to be an entertaining clash. Christian Benteke gave the visitors an early lead before Ben Mee scored a quick equaliser. Chris Wood gave the hosts the lead before Benteke grabbed a second before Marc Guehi put Palace back into the lead right before the interval. Straight after the break, Maxwel Cornet levelled things up for the final time which meant the points were shared.
WHO SCORED MAN OF THE MATCH – Christian Benteke (9.3)
Referee: Peter Bankes. Assistants: Eddie Smart, Nick Greenhalgh . Fourth official: Tom Nield. VAR: Paul Tierney. Assistant VAR: Natalie Aspinall
PALACE – James Tomkins (calf), Michael Olise (thigh), Eberechi Eze (thigh), Nathan Ferguson (thigh) and Dean Henderson (thigh) are all expected to miss out. Tyrick Mitchell (knock) may be a late decision.
BURNLEY – Hjalmar Ekdal (knee), Josh Cullen (suspended), and Jordan Beyer (knock) are unavailable. Lyle Foster (illness) could return while Benson Hedilazio (ankle), and Michael Obafemi (knock) are doubts.
RED CARDS – Lyle Foster (1), Connor Roberts (1), Anass Zaroury (1)
YELLOW CARDS (3+) – Josh Cullen (5), Jordan Ayew (3), Jordan Byer (3), Charlie Taylor (3), Joel Ward (3)
Last FIVE meetings between the two sides;
- 26/02/22 Palace 1-1 Burnley
- 20/11/21 Burnley 3-3 Palace
- 13/02/21 Palace 0-3 Burnley
- 23/11/20 Burnley 1-0 Palace
- 29/06/20 Palace 0-1 Burnley
Last FIVE results for Palace:
- 27/10/23 Palace 1-2 Spurs
- 21/10/23 Newcastle 4-0 Palace
- 07/10/23 Palace 0-0 Forest
- 30/09/23 United 0-1 Palace
- 26/09/23 United 3-0 Palace
Last FIVE results for Burnley;
- 01/11/23 Everton 3-0 Burnley
- 28/10/23 Bournemouth 2-1 Burnley
- 21/10/23 Brentford 3-0 Burnley
- 07/10/23 Burnley 1-4 Chelsea
- 03/10/23 Luton 1-2 Burnley
Heading into the fixture, Palace are 13th in the Premier League with 12 points from 10 games played while Burnley are 19th with 4 points.
RECORD AGAINST BURNLEY
- Played 53
- Won 13
- Drawn 19
- Lost 21
FORM PLAYERS ACCORDING TO WHO SCORED
- Eberechi Eze 7.48
- Joachim Andersen 7.31
- Jordan Beyer 6.66
- Zeki Amdouni 6.63
ONE TO WATCH
FORMER CLUBS – Cockermouth, Carlisle United, Manchester City, Accrington Stanley (loan), Bolton Wanderers (loan)
After two very good spells on loan at Bolton, the 21 year old goalkeeper really hit the headlines last summer as England went through the Under 21 European Championships without conceding a goal and ended up victorious after beating Spain in the final.
JORDAN AYEW v CHARLIE TAYLOR
The Ghanaian will be celebrating an extension to his contract which the club announced in midweek, which is very good news as the former Villa man is an important part of this Palace side. He will be up against a former Leeds full back who has just hit his thirties and will make it an interesting match up.
- GOALS – Odsonne Edouard (4 – 13th in PL)
- ASSISTS – Jean-Philippe Mateta (3 – 7th in PL)
- PASSES – Joachim Andersen (582)
- TACKLES – Cheick Doucoure (31– 3rd in PL)
- TOUCHES – Joachim Andersen (734)
- SHOTS – Eberechi Eze (27 – 11th in PL)
- FOULS – Jordan Ayew (20 – 1st in PL)
- DISPOSSESSED – Jordan Ayew (32 – 1st in PL)
- SAVES – Sam Johnstone (23 – 16th in PL)
- CLEARANCES – Joachim Andersen (58 – 3rd in PL)
- BIG CANCES MISSED – Jordan Ayew (3 – 17th in PL)
Only Sheffield United (7) have scored fewer goals than both Burnley and Palace (8 each) in the Premier League this season. Burnley also have the second-lowest xG so far this term (8.6), while Palace have the lowest shot conversion rate of any side (6.3%)
After losing 4 consecutive league games against Palace between 2018 and 2019, Burnley are now unbeaten in their last 5 against the Eagles
Palace have lost their last 2 Premier League games, as many as they had in their previous 11. They last lost 3 in a row in March
Burnley have lost all 5 of their Premier League home games this season – they could become the first team in English top-flight history to lose each of their first 6 in a campaign
Palace’s Jordan Ayew has won more fouls than any other player in the Premier League this season (34), although no player has committed more fouls than the Ghanaian (20)
Roy Hodgson is slowly seeing a squad of players reinforced by key returns from injury which will be needed in this run of a handful of games that will be key come the end of the season. The opposition come into the fixture off the back of a defeat which saw them fail to reach the League Cup quarter finals and we are expecting the Eagles to try and take advantage of that and return back to South London with the points.
FINAL SCORE: 2-1 to Palace