Burnley star Jeff Hendrick is an injury doubt for their clash with Crystal Palace on Sunday.

A thigh problem ruled Hendrick out of the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Serbia during the international break.

And Martin O’Neill’s side missed the midfielder as they took just one point from a possible six to leave their World Cup hopes in jeopardy.

Hendrick, 25, picked up the injury after Burnley’s home reverse to West Brom last month, and looks unlikely to make it back in time for the visit of Palace.

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The Eagles, who suffered home and away defeats to Burnley last season, have lost all three of their opening league games.

And new boss Frank de Boer is already under increasing pressure from Palace chiefs. The Dutchman could lose his job if he fails to win at Turf Moor.

In contrast to Palace, the Clarets have started the season strongly. They beat Premier League champions Chelsea on the opening day of the campaign and earned an impressive point against Tottenham.