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Lowton: 'We're Looking Up'

13 February 2017

Matt Lowton says the Clarets are continuing to look up the Premier League table after holding the champions-elect at Turf Moor.

Burnley enhanced their remarkable home record with Sunday's 1-1 draw against run-away league leaders Chelsea.

Sean Dyche's side - unbeaten in six league games at Turf Moor - climbed a place to 12th and are 10 points clear of the league's bottom three.

"We are on the way to where we want to be," said Lowton.

"This stage of the season, to have 30 points on the board is brilliant for us as a team and a club and will give the fans something else to celebrate.

"We are trying to look up as much as anything at this stage.

"We have put ourselves in a great position to stay in the league and hopefully we can finish even higher than that."

Lowton went close to scoring a winner on his 200th career appearance with a first-half effort which was saved by Thibaut Courtois.

But the Chelsea keeper was no match for Robbie Brady's deadly free-kick as Brady cancelled out a seventh-minute goal from Pedro to deny the big-spending Londoners a ninth away win of the season.

"They are top of the league and playing very well at the minute. We know the quality they've got and they are on a bit of a roll," admitted Lowton, who was also part of a magnificent defensive effort from the ultra-resilient Clarets.

"We went behind early and they would have been thinking at that point they were in again for another win.

"But we stuck together and held in there. That's one of the traits we've got.

"We didn't lose our heads. We stuck to the gameplan and ultimately it worked for us and we got a great point.

"Rob's fantastic free-kick got us back into it and I thought from there we grew into the game and probably made the better chances."

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