Boss Sean Dyche looks to continue home run against Leicester
Sean Dyche has no fears at facing the high-flying Foxes as the Clarets prepare to defend their proud home record.
Despite a stuttering recent run, Leicester City remain among the promotion favourites as the Championship marathon enters its second half.
But with only two teams - Cardiff and Crystal Palace - having lost fewer games at home than the Clarets, boss Dyche is backing his players to produce the goods at Turf Moor for the second time in four days.
“It’s a tough ask. Leicester are big spenders with a big squad, good players and a good manager,” said Dyche, whose side returned to winning ways against Derby on Boxing Day.
“But they have to come up here and try and beat us and we are in good form at the moment.
“They are coming to our place and I think we are showing signs that that’s not so easy nowadays, so we will be looking forward to it.
“When I first got here people were saying this idea of making this place a fortress.
“Of course every club wants to do that and the way the players are going about it I think it’s quite obvious they want to do that.”
The Clarets boast one of the best home records in the Championship
Burnley’s 2-0 success over Derby was their sixth home win of the season and lifted them up to 13th-place in the Championship.
The Clarets have now lost only one of their last seven games and are just four points adrift of the play-off zone and five points behind Saturday’s opponents.
“We are a little bit aggrieved we haven’t got more wins in that run,” added Dyche.
“But there are good signs and it makes for a good game with Leicester coming up and us going well.
“They have had a couple of tough games. They lost against Cardiff and got a point at Hull so we will be looking forward to taking them on.”