Sean Dyche has urged his Clarets squad not too get disheartened after suffering their first home loss in 23 matches against Leicester on Saturday.
Nigel Pearson’s side inflicted a 2-0 defeat on Burnley which leaves the Clarets trailing their opponents by six points with seven games to go.
However Dyche remained positive in defeat and was keen to look at his side’s impressive form in big games this season.
He said: “I reminded the lads after the game where we are in the league and that it has taken over a year for someone to beat us here.
“I reminded them of the maximum output and the belief that they put into today.
“They are all the good things that are going on here at the moment.
“I think today is the 11th game we’ve played against the top eight and we’ve taken 22 points out of those games which is far from bad.”
Burnley had a strong penalty appeal turned down during the first half while suspicions of a foul on Michael Duff for the visitors second goal were ignored by the referee.
And Dyche believed such fine margins in the game were crucial factors in the Clarets being defeated.
He added: “The margins were very fine.
“When you’re up against the top team in the division at the moment the margins are so important.
“We didn’t fall right on the side of the margins today but that’s not an excuse. They’re a very good side and overall they deserved to win today.”