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Dyche: Form Counts For Nothing

3 November 2015

Sean Dyche insists good form will count for nothing as two of the division’s most consistent teams clash at Turf Moor tonight.

The Clarets, with eight wins and just one defeat in 11 games, entertain Fulham who remain unbeaten in five.

Andre Gray on target v Huddersfield

The Cottagers have also scored four in each of their last two games, at home to Reading and away at Bristol City.

Burnley could even go top of the Championship with a sixth home league win in eight attempts.

But Dyche insists it’s another good performance he is looking for to bring about the right result.

The gaffer said: “I don’t overthink what’s gone on in the past.

“You can put all the stats you want into the melting pot and that doesn’t guarantee the next game.

“We’re well aware of Fulham and we’ve passed on certain bits of information to the team, but it really comes down to the individual focus of the team for that game and how it maps out.

“It’s fair to say Fulham are a good side. They have some good players on paper and they have been performing on the pitch in recent times, but all of the Championship teams, top middle and bottom, have a demand placed upon themselves.

“We can’t focus too much on them; we have to focus on our team and that’s what we do.

“We are humble with that we do, and fully respectful of the opposition. But good performances, over a period, bring wins and that’s the key to it.

“You can’t cheat the system week-in-and-week-out, so we look for performance markers that are private to us, and when they are hit, we are productive.”

Tuesday sees the penultimate game before the trip to Wolves at the weekend signals another international break.

And after picking up 26 points form the last 33 available, the Clarets boss is confident his players are in good shape to so into the two-week break on a high.

Scott Arfield nets the winner at Blackburn Rovers

He added: “The relentlessness of this division is well spoken about and we get it.

“I suggested after the Blackburn game that you have to find different ways of winning and we are doing that.

“There’s a good mental strength to the team that has been on show recently and that’s invaluable to the group.

“We certainly understand the physical demands and we are in good shape results and performance-wise.

“There’s still more detail that I’d like to continue within the group, but we are showing signs of being very productive at the moment.

“But those four main blocks; tactical, technical, physical and mental all have to be looked after.

“That’s about the reinforcement of good habits and the support systems needed for them to carry on turning up and playing well.”

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