Sean Dyche issues squad update ahead of Crystal Palace clash

Sean Dyche could have a couple of players back in contention for the trip to Crystal Palace.

As Burnley look for a third-successive victory, after wins over Brighton and Spurs, Dyche's hand could be boosted by the return of midfielder Ashley Westwood after Covid, while Charlie Taylor has shaken off a foot injury.

However, it remains to be seen whether either comes straight back into the side - Westwood has missed the last two games, in which time Jack Cork has returned to the side and excelled, while Erik Pieters has helped keep four clean sheets in six outings in Taylor's absence.

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Dyche said: "Westy has cleared his protocols so was back in training today.

Charlie Taylor

"And Charlie will be back in around the squad."

However, six-goal top-scorer Maxwel Cornet, who missed the win over Spurs with a sore foot, is again a doubt for the Eagles clash, and Matej Vydra (hernia) and Johann Berg Gudmundsson (calf) will again be absent: "Maxwel has a foot injury and is touch and go, not a serious one but a bit sore still.

"Matej is on the grass, but with the sports science team.

"And Johann is going to be a while, it is not great news with a tear in his calf so that is going to be a bit of time yet."