Burnley couldn’t capitalise on a number of clear chances as they suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to Crystal Palace.

Goals from Wilfried Zaha and substitute Jeffrey Schlupp were enough for Roy Hodgson’s side to head back to London with the points.

Below we take a look at some of the talking point.

Burnley were out-Burnley-ed

Palace came with a plan to frustrate the Clarets and it worked a treat for the Eagles. They had all the qualities that have made Sean Dyche’s side so successful over the years – defensively solid, quick to the move the ball out from defence and they took their chances when they came.

The Clarets had no answer to it and despite creating plenty of chances themselves, defensive errors again handed the opposition goals at crucial times.

Dyche is experienced enough not to let one result derail what has been a decent first half of the campaign but he’ll also know his side need to play better in the games against the likes of Palace.

Nick Pope will be disappointed with at least one of the goals

Dyche admitted after the match that Pope would be disappointed to have conceded the first goal from Zaha.

Phil Bardsley had done well to shift the Palace winger into a tighter angle but he was still able to fire a shot past Pope at the near post.

No keeper likes being beaten at their near post but some credit has to go to Zaha for going there rather than across Pope, which is what the Burnley stopper was perhaps expecting.

He was a little unlucky with the second goal perhaps, Schlupp smashing the ball through him after capitalising on a Ben Mee miskick.

Knowing the standards he has set for himself, he’ll probably think he could/should have done better with that one as well.

Clarets have a big December coming up

The period around Christmas is always hectic and this season is no different. The Clarets play six times before the year is out

The next two games – Manchester City at home on Tuesday and Tottenham Hotspur away on Saturday – are probably not games you’d automatically look at for positive results but Dyche’s side will play with more freedom because of that.

Both sides have conceded goals in recent weeks and haven’t had settled defences due to injuries so chances will come along.

The Clarets have upset the so-called bigger side in the Premier League – they pretty much ended Spurs’ title hopes last season – but will history repeat itself again this time out?