Sean Dyche insists there are no limits to what his players can achieve after extending their lead at the top of the table with victory over QPR.
The Burnley manager insisted the 2-0 win, courtesy of Danny Ings’ second half brace, was the best performance of their season.
It was the eighth successive victory for the Clarets and their 10th in 11 games in all competitions, equalling their best ever start to a league season.
And Dyche was understandably delighted at his players’ efforts as they ended Rangers unbeaten record in style.
The Burnley boss said: “People had big question marks about what we were trying to achieve here.
“The Board came out and spoke very truthfully about finances and where we are.
“We are still looking to support the group the best we can, within the finances that are available.
“But the challenge of football is not to just say you can’t do this or that. You can do anything you wish and I have made that clear to the players.
“We have good players in a tight group and it will need support at some point.
“But we can only do that one step at a time and today was another big step on what we are trying to achieve here.
“I think you have to say that is the best result of our season, given the quality in their ranks, the manager and the resources they have.
“To come to Turf Moor and for us to give a performance like that to win was terrific and I am so pleased so many were here to see it.
“I thought we were fantastic from the first whistle to the last. I thought the energy, discipline, application and most of all the quality was excellent, culminating in a great result.
“They had only conceded four goals before today and were unbeaten, but the way we went about it was excellent.
“What really please me was that if they were going to give a reaction in the second half, we dampened that down very quickly and continued working hard to create the chances.”
Ings opened the scoring in the 66th minute, playing a fabulous one-two with strike partner Vokes and beating Rob Green with a sublime finish.
And the Clarets striker made it eight in eight games and 13 for the season in the dying seconds after converting a penalty he won, following a foul by Joey Barton.
Dyche added: “I spoke to Danny on Thursday and said he looked like a young man enjoying his training and his performances.
“He said he was and that will do for me. Sometimes it’s simple and he is a young man who is performing like a real man.
“But credit to all the players. We have spoken to the lads about having a freedom to play, no matter who that is against.
“Expectation comes and goes, but I have never, ever put any confinement on the players.
“They have a framework, but within that they have immense freedom to express themselves.
“I believe in them and I trust them to deliver performances and that’s what’s happening at the moment.
“It wasn’t a close game today in the nature of the performance.
“I thought we were the better team, but you still need to score and sometimes it’s an ugly one that you concede that can cost you.
“It didn’t happen and today our first goal was absolutely fantastic.
“Even the penalty was a good breakaway and good pressing. We got the penalty and then we could all enjoy the win.”