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Lowts: Make Mine A Treble

Clarets look to make it three in a row against Palace to lift off at Turf Moor

8 September 2017

Matt Lowton is aiming to turn a double into a treble against Crystal Palace to start the points flowing at Turf Moor.

The Clarets return to action on Sunday (kick-off 1.30pm) when they look for a first home win of the season against the slow-starting Londoners.

And Lowton hopes memories of last season – when Burnley beat Palace home and away with two of their best performances of the campaign – will come flooding back to help inspire another match-winning display.

The Clarets’ defender said: “It will be on their minds as well, I suppose. The double over them last season was massive.

“Our first away win came at a crucial time in the season.

“Hopefully we can use that to our advantage going into the weekend, the lads knowing we are on a good run against them and we will go again and try and get another three points.”

While Sean Dyche’s side has made a positive start to the campaign, with a draw at Tottenham and a win over champions Chelsea book-ending a 1-0 home loss to West Bromwich Albion, Palace are yet to get out of the blocks.

The Clarets' win at Crystal Palace last season all but secured safety

The Eagles have not picked up a point or scored a goal in the Premier League since former Ajax and Inter Milan boss Frank de Boer took over in the summer following the resignation of Sam Allardyce.

De Boer is reportedly under pressure just three games into the campaign but Lowton, whose own impressive start to the season has mirrored that of the team, insists the Clarets will not under-estimate the challenge.

He added: “We have to be right on top of them. We are well aware they haven’t started the best, but that doesn’t mean they will just come and roll over.

“They will be looking for their first points of the season and they will be right at it after the international break.

“We have to make sure we are right on our mettle again and hopefully we can get another three points off them.”

Palace signed Mamadou Sakho from Liverpool ahead of the transfer deadline, bringing the defender back to Selhurst Park following a successful loan spell last season.

But the France international is not certain to start as he looks to gain full match fitness, while winger Wilfried Zaha is still out.

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