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Dyche: Back To What We Want

Boss welcomes show of strength as Clarets keep it clean

10 November 2018

Boss Sean Dyche praised his players’ performance as they stood firm to add some substance to their style.

Following the impressive lead of the home club, the Clarets impeccably played their part in helping Leicester City honour their former chairman on a day of tributes at the King Power Stadium.

And when they had to get down to business, they also delivered the goods in a gutsy performance which secured a 0-0 draw against a side that had scored in every league game so far this season.

“We still had to get on with the game. Everyone knew that, particularly for us after a sticky patch,” said Dyche, whose side also had a couple of chances through former Fox Chris Wood to record a first win in five games.

Matt Lowton and his back-four colleagues were back to their best

“We had to get something from the game, which we did in the end.

“They key thing is getting back to basics. We spoke to the team this week about getting back to what we’re about, working hard, blocking and defending properly as a team, and then still having those moments to go and attack which we did have.

“It’s tough away from home in the Premier League. A point and clean sheet is always welcome.

“It was back to what we want to be about when we have to defend, particularly away from home.”

Burnley’s back four and Joe Hart were all on song, with Kevin Long again impressing on his return to the side.

Long replaced James Tarkowski, who Dyche confirmed has undergone a hernia operation.

And Steven Defour (knee) and Johann Berg Gudmundsson (calf) also picked up knocks which forced them to be substituted.

“I don’t think they’re too serious and with a couple of weeks now to give them a break, hopefully they will recover,” added Dyche, who is glad of the up-coming international break for the chance to re-group and potentially see his playing resources getting back towards full strength.


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