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Matej Vydra celebrates with teammates Josh Brownhill and Jay Rodriguez of Burnley after scoring their team's first goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge on November 06, 2021 in London, England.Matej Vydra celebrates with teammates Josh Brownhill and Jay Rodriguez of Burnley after scoring their team's first goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge on November 06, 2021 in London, England.
Matej Vydra celebrates with teammates Josh Brownhill and Jay Rodriguez of Burnley after scoring their team's first goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge on November 06, 2021 in London, England.
Iconic Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira achieved almost everything imaginable as a player.

The Frenchman was a World Cup and European Championship winner, he captained Arsenal's "Invincibles", won two Premier League and FA Cup doubles, landed four Serie A titles, added a Champions League winners medal as well as countless individual honours.

Burnley's Josh Brownhill, hailing from a household of avid Manchester City fans, watched it all as he progressed through Manchester United's system as a youngster.

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“Yeah, he’s had an unbelievable career," said Brownhill. "He wasn’t my idol as such, but when you grow up, you realise how good he was. You take things from players without really knowing and he’s one I’ve taken things from.

“The way he handled the football, the calmness, but also that spite he had to win tackles, being brave, getting his head down and running. He’s definitely up there in terms of being an all-round midfielder. Not many players have an all-round game and he definitely had that.”

The Clarets' midfielder was about to turn 15 when Vieira signed on at the Etihad. Despite his Old Trafford links, the Warrington-born middle man would likely have been celebrating alongside dad, Gary, when the winner of the FIFA Confederations Cup netted for City when inflicting Burnley's heaviest home defeat in the PL.

Vieira scored the away side's fourth goal in the 20th minute after Emmanuel Adebayor, Craig Bellamy and Carlos Tevez had scored. Adebayor scored on the stroke of half-time to make it five, Vincent Kompany added a sixth in the second half, before Steven Fletcher bagged Burnley's consolation in the 71st minute.

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Brownhill has been impressed with the ex-France international's start to life at Selhurst Park, but he's hoping things will be different on his latest visit to Turf Moor.

“He’s done a great job so far at Crystal Palace, I’ve not been surprised," he said.

“Hopefully we can cause an upset against them on Saturday.”

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Key Events

  • Burnley have won three successive Premier League games against Crystal Palace without conceding a goal
  • The Clarets last won back-to-back Premier League games at Turf Moor in December
  • Sean Dyche’s side have lost once in their last six games in the top flight
  • Striker Chris Wood is one short of 50 Premier League goals
  • Burnley are on a Premier League record run of 104 consecutive matches without a red card

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“Burnley are also coming on the back of a positive result against Chelsea, but they got absolutely battered on the night despite nicking a draw.”

Mark Lawrenson makes pleasing Burnley prediction ahead of Crystal Palace clash

“Crystal Palace are in really good form but there have been signs of improvement from Burnley too.”

Sean Dyche on his advice to new Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira

“I don’t know him that well, I met him recently by chance. I did remind him ‘enjoy it now’ because it doesn’t last forever.”

Defender James Tarkowski remains ‘clear-minded'

“He’s been terrific, it’s slightly better when you get older, you’re a lot more rounded yourself as a person, and in his professionalism.”

Burnley boss Sean Dyche provides an update on the fitness of his squad

“We’re getting back to full strength!”

Burnley’s Josh Brownhill on his back yard battles with big brothers, Lewis and Joel

“They have helped me massively growing up on how to handle myself on the football pitch.”

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