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Heaton: Performances Will Pay Us Back

20 February 2015

Tom Heaton says the Clarets are hoping recent performances will pay them back ahead of their trip to Stamford Bridge.

Despite giving Manchester United a scare at Old Trafford last week, in a display that attracted numerous plaudits, Burnley were defeated 3-1 after Danny Ings had levelled the scoring at 1-1.

But moving forward, Heaton says the squad are buoyed by that kind of fearless showing as they look to impose themselves on another of the division’s market leaders as well as add to their points tally.

He said: “Chelsea are a great side and when we had our first Premier League game, they were excellent that night but we’ll go there full of positivity after a good performance at Manchester United.

“We felt we deserved something out the game, it wasn’t to be, but hopefully we can take that sort of performance into the weekend.

“I think we’ve improved since when we played Chelsea on the opening day and we look forward to trying to stamp our game on to it and hopefully get a result.

“If you perform well over a long period then while there are certain things you can’t control then it will pay you back.

“We know that when you play the top sides it’s about the fine margins and we all know the quality they’ve got. We’ll have to be ready to go on Saturday and we will be.

“If we play like we did at Old Trafford again then we’re going to give ourselves a great chance of getting something out of the game.”

Much has been made of conceding goals from set-pieces in recent weeks and while admitting it is something that needs to be addressed, Heaton is keen that it is not an issue the Clarets
become fixated on.

He added: “It’s been a bit of an issue and we’ve conceded quite a few from corners this season so we need to tighten that up.

“Everyone needs to look themselves and make sure they’re doing their job and hopefully that will help us in terms of improving it.”


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