Preview: Crystal Palace vs Burnley

Burnley will take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday still seeking to achieve their first away win in the Premier League this season.

The Clarets are dangerously close to the relegation zone – five points above safety – with only four games remaining and they desperately need a result in the south of the capital.

Sean Dyche's side have only won once in their last seven league encounters, with their last result a 2-0 loss at home to Manchester United.

Palace have rocketed up the standings since Sam Allardyce took charge and look to have secured their top-flight status with 38 points after 34 matches.

The Eagles are coming off a defeat in midweek, though, going down 1-0 to title-chasing Tottenham.

In a major blow for Palace, Mamadou Sakho could miss the remainder of the season with strained knee ligaments, while Scott Dann and James Tomkins are also sidelined.

Burnley will be without Joey Barton, who has been banned for 18 months for betting irregularities, while Ben Mee is a doubt with a shin injury.

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