The Scout is selecting four overlooked players who could be set for a breakout Gameweek 14 in Fantasy Premier League.
McNeil has totalled 14 points over his last two appearances at Turf Moor.
The underlying statistics further highlight his all-round influence on the Clarets' attack.
McNeil’s 17 chances created sits second for Burnley, while his 15 shots rank third.
But it is the winger’s delivery from the flank that could prove decisive.
McNeil has supplied 23 successful crosses this term, more than any team-mate.
That has helped the Clarets record 33 headed attempts, the fourth-best total in the league.
Palace, meanwhile, have struggled to defend aerial situations. Their total of 38 headed shots conceded is better than just two other sides.
Roy Hodgson’s visitors also have a poor defensive record on the road, failing to keep a clean sheet in all six of their away matches.
McNeil’s delivery could extend that sequence and bring in more FPL points for the promising 20-year-old.