We know in the Premier League you need as many different attacking threats as possible and he is a different type to what weve got.”. I want them to play with courage and maybe we didn't start with it but after the goal we showed what we can do.

Wells is part of a revamped Burnley forward line, featuring fellow summer signings Chris Wood, the New Zealand striker who joined for a reported £15 million from Leeds United, and Jonathan Walters, the Ireland forward who arrived at Turf Moor from Stoke City.

Frank de Boer insists he will fight on as Crystal Palace manager after his side suffered a fourth successive defeat without scoring at Burnley. Four games into the season, no points, no goals - it isn't a great start but it's also not entirely the manager's fault. 90 per cent of fans wanted Sakho, which was going to the limit of what we could do.

"I had a good feeling we would score, I had confidence, but we didn't start with that confidence".

"Although the margin of the defeat is small, I'm really disappointed with our performance", Swans manager Paul Clement said. I took a step back into the Championship, but I knew one day I would be back.

Frank de Boer has admitted his Crystal Palace players are doing nearly everything right... except putting the ball in the back of the net.

“Nahki is a player I have known for a while, ” Dyche told reporters yesterday.

That was the last effort from the hosts as they battened down the hatches and scrapped to hang on to the three points, which they managed to do thanks to Pope's excellent save from Benteke and Dann's bad miss. De Boer, another Dutchman accused of dogmatism, had jettisoned his favoured 3-4-3 formation, but introducing the defender Jairo Riedewald when a goal was required seemed the sort of move his mentor might have made. However, Parish later followed by retweeting a Wilfried Zaha tweet calling for unity and then added another of his own saying: "I think I'm defending everyone at the club who's working their arse off to turn this round".

Speaking at a press conference from Palace's training ground on Friday afternoon, De Boer said: "I have always had serious conversations with Steve, we come together one day in the week and talk about what is going on".

De Boer said he took heart from his side's performance at Turf Moor, which saw them have 65% of possession and produce 23 efforts at goal to their opponents' four.

"I think this is a good starting point and this is what I want to see from any team that I manage".


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