Dyche to make 3 changes – Strongest 4-4-1-1 Burnley lineup to face Crystal Palace

Predicted Burnley Lineup To Face Crystal Palace In The Premier League

The recent outcomes might not have been favourable for Burnley Football Club but the progress they have made already deserves enormous praise. Although they got knocked out from the FA Cup last weekend, the Clarets are still occupying the 7th spot of the Premier League tally by defying the odds and will be determined to come back to winning ways against an impressive Crystal Palace side who, despite recent resurgence, are set to miss a number of first-team regulars due to significant injury concerns.

Sean Dyche, the Burnley gaffer, will be demanding another disciplined and composed display from his boys at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon.

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Burnley have signed Spurs wingman Georges-Kévin NKoudou on loan for the remainder of the campaign. He is expected to make it to the matchday squad against the Eagles. However, the Clarets have a number of significant injuries as well.

Custodian Thomas Heaton is still a few weeks away from returning from his shoulder injury. Robbie Brady is ruled out following a knee surgery whereas Stephen Ward, Chris Wood and Scott Arfield remain highly doubtful for the tie due to their injury strains.

Formation: 4-4-1-1

Sean Dyche has been pretty consistent with his formation and has mostly fielded his side in a 4-4-1-1 setup this term. He is expected to retain the same this weekend too when the Clarets travel to Selhurst to encounter the Eagles.

Manager: Sean Dyche

Nick Pope (GK)

Pope has done a stupendous job in place of the injured Tom Heaton and despite being a bit erroneous against Manchester City last weekend, the Englishman should retain his place between the sticks on Saturday afternoon.

Phil Bardsley (RB)

Although Matthew Lowton started the Manchester City game last weekend, veteran Phil Bardsley has got the nod in recent outings and might return to the starting XI against Crystal Palace.

James Tarkowski (CB)

Tarkowski has been an apt replacement for Michael Keane and is taking care of the Burnley defence with great efficiency. He should be handed a start in place of Kevin Long.

James Tarkowski

Ben Mee (CB)

Mee, alongside Tarkowski, has formed one of the most consistent and disciplined defensive lines in the Premier League and is set to lead the back line once more as they will lock horns with Roy Hodgson’s men on Saturday afternoon.

Charlie Taylor (LB)

The injury to Stephen Ward has allowed the former Leeds United youngster to have a run of games. Taylor has done a decent job so far and could keep his place if Ward fails to recover on time.

Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson (RM)

The Icelandic international is having an impressive campaign down the right flank with his skills, runs and crosses. Guðmundsson, probably the first name on the team sheet right now, will be instrumental in Burnley’s attack this weekend.

Steven Defour (CM)

The Belgian has proved his worth already and has become a regular in the Clarets midfield so far this term. He was rested against Manchester City but should return against the Eagles in order to control the game from the middle of the park.

Ashley Westwood (CM)

Although Jack Cork has been preferred all season, Westwood’s performance against the Cityzens was quite impressive and the gaffer might go for him following such a steady outing against a mighty opponent.
Johann Berg Gudmundsson

Ashley Barnes (LM)

The attacker scored a belter against Man City and will be handed another start down the left flank in the absence of the injured Scott Arfield.

Jeff Hendrick (CAM)

Hendrick is adapting to an advanced midfield role and will work hard to act as a bridge between deeper midfield and the front line.

Sam Vokes (ST)

The Welsh forward will start the game upfront due to the injury-enforced absence of Chris Wood. His aerial and physical presence inside the box will be troublesome for a depleted Palace defence.

Written by Pratyay Maitra

A sports enthusiast and football fanatic.

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