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Dyche: 'It's Still Home Sweet Home'

Boss not concerned with Turf Moor record with Newcastle next in Toon

27 October 2017

Sean Dyche has no concerns over the Clarets’ home form as they return to Turf Moor to take on Newcastle United.

Burnley have won only once in front of their own fans this season and, so far, have taken more points away from home thanks to outstanding performances at Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton.

That contrasts starkly with last season when Dyche’s men gained almost five times the number of points at home than they did away.

But that was over the whole course of the campaign and, compared with the first four home games of last season, the Clarets are just two points worse off this time around.

Then, as now, there was one defeat in the first four games, with Dyche happy with the start his side has made as they prepare to face the Magpies – one place above Burnley in the Premier League in seventh spot – on Monday night (kick-off 8pm).

“It’s not really not become a fortress. People are implying a different kind of situation,” said the Burnley boss, who celebrates five years in charge on the day of the game.

Only West Bromwich Albion have left Turf Moor with maximum points

“It doesn’t worry me, because we have only been beaten once. And if that continues, I will be pretty happy.

“We were so strong at home last year and we’re not miles off that this year, the way we’ve been performing."

“Maybe teams are treating us differently don’t forget. They are maybe coming with a different game plan than what they were last season.

“That’s to be considered, as well, which we do look at that.

“But we’re not miles away from our home form being strong as well, so I’ve been very pleased overall.”


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