The Clarets slipped to a 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace at Turf Moor this afternoon.

Here's how the players rated...

Nick Pope - 5

The England keeper will know he should have done better with the opening goal. Was a little unlucky with the second but will have been disappointed to concede two goals after successive clean sheets.

Phil Bardsley - 6

Stuck to his task well against Wilfried Zaha and looked to have shifted him to the correct position before the opener. Booked for a flashpoint with the Palace winger.

James Tarkowski - 6

Dealt with the threat of Jordan Ayew reasonably well and wasn't tested that much. Not as dominant at attacking set-pieces as we've seen this season.

Ben Mee - 5

His miskick led to the second goal which killed the game for the Clarets. Marks lost for that contribution but otherwise solid enough.

Charlie Taylor - 6

Had started brightly before having to go off with a hamstring injury. Will be disappointed having had to be patient in the early stages of the season.

Robbie Brady - 6

Chased and pressed well in the opening exchanges and tried to get the Clarets on the front foot. Faded a little as the game went on but to be expected with lack of game time.

Jeff Hendrick - 5

Had to work hard in the middle of the park but not as effective as he has been out wide. Always a big ask to replace the suspended Ashley Westwood.

Jack Cork - 5

Similar to Hendrick. He worked hard but didn't influence things in the way he has done recently. Missed his midfield partner-in-crime. 

Dwight McNeil - 7 - Star man

Bright for much of the 90 minutes. Always looking to get past his man and get a ball into the box. Forced a couple of good saves from the Palace keeper.

Ashley Barnes - 5

Missed a chance in the first half when he couldn't gather a super Brady ball into the box. Bullied the Palace defenders to little effect. 

Chris Wood - 5

Spurned the best chance of the game at 1-0, firing high into the Jimmy McIlroy stand with just the keeper to beat. Was made to pay for that missed opportunity.

Erik Pieters - 5

Came on seven minutes before the break to replace Taylor. Did OK and smashed a volley against the side netting. 

Jay Rodriguez - 5

Was thrown on by Dyche as he shuffled his striking pack. Little in the way of chances but worked hard enough.

Aaron Lennon - 5

Came into the game at 2-0 down but didn't really create much when he did get the ball.