"That we are still with no points - nobody expected that", he admits.
The hosts are favourites to win the game, and we are backing them as our prediction.
"As we've been successful I've been able to play my part in helping the team and the club grow. Everybody was pleased about the performance - we could have drawn". The Clarets were a decent side at home last season, but surprisingly, all of their points have come against the formidable opponents on the road this season. It's a "show me some improvement or you'll get the axe" type situation for him, and he'll be lucky to get any sleep Saturday night. Swansea had two and a half shots on goal, we had eight or nine. Maybe we made some small changes during the game. Whether the former Leeds striker did enough to persuade Dyche to start him is simply up to the English manager. De Boer's brief was to bring his own brand of football - the Ajax way - to the club in the hope that it might provide more Premier League stability. A puzzling start-of-season switch of formation to a three-man defence. But teaching the players to adopt a different way of playing - in a different team shape - has been challenging.
Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? "Everybody says you play 3-4-3 but if you see the players I put into our squad, our wing-backs were defenders, so normally you can say I play 5-2-3". Ok, you can say that's an excuse but still it takes time to implement a different system. When they beat us, if we had beaten them then he would have been sacked! We've had some very good training sessions with a very positive vibe.
However, three defeats from three Premier League matches have left the Dutchman's future under scrutiny. We haven't just played out from the back. Sitting at the bottom of the table with a woeful 0 points, Palace are desperate for a result.
"This game never ceases to amaze me with the managerial outlook".
"Sometimes, though, as a manager you need to have time as well to build something, to create a certain atmosphere within the group and a certain belief to do well and get results".
Without doubt, one of the most impressive goalkeepers across the top flight last season, Heaton has started this season impressively too.