Frank de Boer to be sacked if Crystal Palace lose to Burnley

Everybody calculates we should have a minimum of four points, but that is not the case. That includes beating Chelsea on the opening day and drawing against Tottenham at Wembley.

In the last five meetings between the two sides, Palace have won only one, and three have ended in wins for the Clarets.

The new £26 million signing Mamadou Sakho will not figure at Turf Moor and is expected to play for the Under-23s next week in preparation for first team action.

The 25-year-old took advantage of a nightmare start by Palace when Lee Chung-Yong misplaced a horror back-pass which fell right into the striker's path. It was unclear what Lee was thinking as the ball could only be described as a flawless pass to Chris Wood. "It's not easy walking into different dressing rooms, getting on with players and learning the game as you are trying to find your way". I just want to get my head down and get fit and get amongst the lads and kick on from there.”. For his goal, but also his industry. When it functioned correctly, he met unexpected obduracy in the shape of Burnley's reserve goalkeeper Nick Pope. However, despite claiming victory and looking organised as a whole, a rather poor Palace side could have scored on a few occasions.

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There was a Palace debut for young Levi Lumeka who came on for Lee, and he nearly got on the score sheet when he nipped into the box and nearly got on the end of a Townsend cross. It was nearly a dream to start to his senior career for the Eagles as Lumeka had an attempt deflected just over from close range.

"But football is about scoring goals, no doubt about it, and we have to do that much better". However, it was Palace who regained control of the match instantly after with Scott Dann having another shot cleared off the line, remarkably. Not only the players, but the manager and the chairman were also visibly unhappy.

Palace continued to probe for that elusive goal in the final minute and Dann unbelievably headed Yohan Cabaye's excellent crosswide from point-blank range to sum up the Eagles' malaise.

Responding impressively go going behind, the Londoners - without a point or a goal - nearly leveled straight away as Scott Dann saw a shot cleared off the line by Matt Lowton from the first of a barrage of corners.

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Pope had relatively little to do until he was forced into making a brilliant save from Christian Benteke in the 79th minute. The game ended with a lot of Palace fans left (once again) disappointed.

"Times have changed, people want everything instantly". Maybe we made some small changes during the game.

Sean Dyche insists that his players won't underestimate Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon as they welcome Frank De Boer's side.

Asked whether he feels under pressure, following reports he could lose his job if Palace were beaten by Burnley, De Boer replied: "I think pressure is in every squad that you manage". Yet if Palace are pointless, goalless and possibly luckless and he may soon be jobless, Burnley are buoyant.

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